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Crowns are a great way to cover up unappealing/unattractive teeth. That can be chipped teeth, extremely stained teeth, or even teeth that have undergone restorative procedures. Your family dentist in Newberg, OR, Dr. Angela Toy, is more than happy to tell you more about crowns and their benefits.
More About Dental Crowns
Crowns are cap-like porcelain appliances Dr. Toy cements over natural teeth. She takes an impression of your teeth, sends them to a lab to make custom crowns made and gives you a temporary crown(s) until the permanent crown is made in about two weeks.
So, why get a dental crown anyway?
When teeth are more vulnerable but still healthy or look unappealing, crowns are a great option. Here are a few times crowns can benefit you:
- After a restorative procedure, like a root canal, when a significant amount of natural tooth is removed
- A loose filling that may dislodge without support from a crown
- Using crowns for other dental appliances, like bridges and implants
- Covering stained teeth
How do I take care of my crowns?
You need to brush your teeth twice a day and floss once at least before bed. Make sure to give special attention to the area around your dental crown and those molars. You want to avoid plaque buildup and reduce the risk of cavities forming.
A poor diet can also be a culprit in enamel breakdown. Choose healthy fruits and vegetables that scrape plaque off teeth. Drink plenty of water to get rid of food debris, and don't bite into ice. Proper care of your crowns and teeth increases the lifespan of your natural teeth and crowns.
It also helps when you visit your family dentist twice a year for regular checkups and professional cleanings. That way Dr. Toy can stop diseases or infections during their early stages.
And, lastly, if you suffer from bruxism, teeth grinding, wear a mouthguard. Teeth grinding reduces the lifespan of your teeth and crowns. Ask your Newberg family dentist if she can have a custom mouth guard or splint made for you.
Need a consultation?
For more information on dental crowns and what they can do for you, contact Dr. Angela Toy in Newberg, OR, at (503) 538-2143.
Damaged teeth don't have to ruin your smile. In fact, no one will be able to tell your tooth was ever damaged when our Newberg, OR, family dentist, Dr. Angela Toy, restores it with a dental crown.
Crowns fit on top of teeth
Crowns are hollow restorations made to slip over teeth, covering them on all sides. During your first crown appointment, your Newberg dentist prepares your tooth. This step ensures that the crown fits comfortably and looks natural. She'll also make an impression of your mouth, which will be used to create your crown.
It will probably take a few weeks for a dental laboratory to make your porcelain crown. In the meantime, you'll wear a temporary crown. Although temporary crowns are fairly durable, you'll need to avoid eating tough, chewy or sticky foods with them. When you return to the office, your dentist will check the fit of your permanent crown, make a few adjustments and cement it to your tooth.
Dental crowns protect, restore and enhance teeth
Dental crowns restore teeth that have broken, restoring their normal height and width. Adding a crown also ends pain that can occur when the ends of broken teeth are exposed to the air. Your dentist will choose a shade of porcelain that closely matches your tooth color to ensure that your new crown blends in with your smile.
Crowns not only restore broken teeth but also prevent fractures in fragile teeth. Teeth may be at increased risk of fracturing or breaking if they're cracked, brittle or crumbling. Some dental procedures, such as root canal therapy, may weaken teeth, making them more susceptible to fractures. Crowns strengthen these teeth and decrease the likelihood that the teeth will be damaged.
Do you dislike the appearance of a tooth or two? Adding a crown to your tooth can change its color, improve its shape or even lengthen a too-short tooth. Crowns are often used to hide discolored teeth or improve the way a crooked, twisted or pointed tooth looks.
Protect and improve your smile with dental crowns. Call our Newberg, OR, family dentist, Dr. Angela Toy, at (503) 538-2143 to schedule an appointment.
Discover the advantages of getting dental crowns and bridges in Newberg, OR.
According to research published by Sports Health, about 30 million children and teens are involved in sports each year in the US alone. This means that the probability of dental injuries is much higher. While our Newberg, OR, dentist, Dr. Angela Toy, will always recommend that people of any age looking to play sports also wear a mouth guard, if you don’t then you may be faced with a dental injury like a fractured or completely knocked-out tooth. If this is the case, then a dental crown or bridge may be able to restore your damaged smile.
What are crowns and bridges?
A crown is made to look just like the crown of a tooth but at first glance, you may notice that this restoration is hollow. This is so it can fit over the entire crown of a natural tooth. Each crown is custom made and is a great way to protect a damaged tooth and prevent further damage.
And a dental bridge is right for those patients looking to replace one or more teeth in a row. A dental bridge is supported by two dental crowns (one on each side) and the false teeth are then cemented in between the crowns. Just like with crowns, bridges are also custom made.
What are the benefits of getting dental crowns and bridges in Newberg, OR?
You may already be able to imagine how these restorations can improve your smile, but just in case you aren’t able to fully grasp what they can do for you here are some of the benefits you’ll enjoy:
An improved appearance: Whether you need to replace a missing tooth or hide a malformed tooth, crowns can provide cosmetic enhancements to your smile while bridges can fill in the gap left by your missing tooth.
Restore chewing and speaking: If you have a tooth that is severely cracked or weak, or if you have missing teeth, you know the challenges of being able to eat or speak. Chewing is difficult when you are concerned about the health of your teeth, and having gaps in your smile can lead to embarrassing speech impediments. But by choosing these restorations you won’t have to worry about any of these issues.
Prevent teeth misalignments and changes to your facial structure: When you lose one or more teeth the rest of your natural teeth will begin to shift slowly toward the gap in your smile. This can lead to a serious misalignment. As a result of your tooth loss, you will also start to experience jawbone deterioration, which can affect the shape of your face. To prevent these issues from happening it’s time to talk to us about whether dental bridges are right for you.
If you are interested in finding out whether crowns or dental bridges are the right choice for improving your oral health, then call Arbor Hills Dental in Newberg, OR, to schedule your consultation.