Over time our teeth begin to weaken and become more susceptible to problems such as decay and cracks. If Dr. Mohn notices that a tooth is decayed, seems weakened or is cracked, a dental crown may be necessary to make sure that there are no additional problems with the tooth. In cases like this a filling will not be sufficient. A dental crown can help strengthen a tooth when there isn’t enough tooth remaining to hold a filling.
Before you receive your permanent dental crown you will first receive a temporary one. This is not as sturdy as the permanent version, so you should be careful when cleaning and eating. You should brush the area gently because the temporary crown could become dislodged. When eating, you should avoid sticky or chewy foods.
When the permanent dental crown is placed it may feel a little awkward for a few days. Your mouth needs to adjust to the new tooth, and it should feel like one of your natural tooth in less than a week. If your bite feels abnormal in any way, let Dr. Mohn know. Caring for your dental crown is just like caring for your own teeth; be sure to brush and floss regularly.
If you need a crown, or are concerned about the condition of your teeth, contact our office today. Dr. Mohn can answer your questions and help you find the right solution to restore your smile!