At the office of Dale Greer DDS, we believe everyone should treat their teeth like royalty. And what’s more fitting for royalty than a crown? If your teeth are broken, misshapen, decayed or simply worn down due to years of use, dental crowns could be the solution you’ve been seeking. Dr. Greer has been restoring confidence with this solution for years. So this fall, do something for yourself — improve your smile, your confidence, and your life, with dental crowns.
All About Dental Crowns
A tooth-colored filling is enough to fix chips or other small problems, but dental crowns are the strongest and most durable solution for extensive damage. And we’re not talking about any noticeable gold or silver — today’s dental crowns can match the shade of your existing teeth for the natural-looking result you want.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
Aside from the major benefit of restoring severely damaged teeth, the advantages of choosing dental crowns are many. Additional benefits include:
- Correcting bite problems
- Closing unsightly gaps between teeth
- Changing angulations of teeth
- Permanent replacement of missing teeth
Dental Crown Procedure
The process for fitting dental crowns usually takes two visits to your dentist. In the first visit, your dentist will examine your teeth and prepare them for the crown — that includes taking x-rays and impressions of your mouth to determine a treatment that’s perfect for your unique mouth. In this visit, your teeth will also be filed down in preparation for the crown, and a temporary crown will be placed. In the second visit, your temporary crown will be removed and your sturdy, beautiful permanent dental crown will be cemented on. The result? A smile you can’t wait to show off.
Caring for Your Dental Crown
If cared for properly, dental crowns can last up to 15 years. Make sure you’re taking excellent care of them by maintaining a strong oral hygiene routine — remember that a crown doesn’t mean your teeth are protected from decay. You should continue to brush for two minutes, twice a day, and floss once a day, especially around the crown, where the gum meets the teeth.
Call Dr. Greer’s Office Today
Your teeth are the key to your self-confidence. If you’re dealing with embarrassment from broken, chipped, decayed, worn down or otherwise damaged teeth, don’t wait to schedule your appointment with your North Dallas and Preston Hollow dentist Dr. Greer today. Your smile deserves the royal treatment — and your damaged teeth deserve dental crowns.