Dental crowns are a solution offered by Dr. K Favero and the team at Favero Family Dental in Denton, Texas, which are an excellent option for restoring teeth that are damaged or weakened due to issues ranging from dental decay to physical trauma.
If you have a dental crown, chances are the capped tooth is a molar in the back of your mouth. You may wonder, then, if dental crowns can also be applied to front teeth. The answer to this question is YES. Dental crowns can be placed over your front teeth and still provide a natural, sparkling, and beautiful look.
In many cases, the reasons a front tooth will need a crown will often be quite similar to why a back tooth would need one. A front tooth will require restoration and protection due to being weakened or damaged. In other cases, a dental crown may be applied to a front tooth for cosmetic purposes, including tooth discoloration, chips, and cracks, or because it is misshapen.
Here are some of the reasons a front tooth may require a dental crown:
Whether getting a dental crown on a front tooth for cosmetic or restorative purposes, you must be aware of certain warning signs that could indicate your dental crown is failing. Knowing this will allow you to decide on your next steps before the already compromised tooth inside the crown can be put at risk for further damage. One important piece of data is knowing how long you can expect a dental crown to last.
A dental crown should last you anywhere from 10 to 15 years or longer. The better you care for and maintain your dental crown, the longer it will last. Just as a natural tooth is, your dental crown can be affected by fractures and dental bacteria. This is why you should care for your crown just like a natural tooth with regular brushing and flossing. You may even want to pay specific care to your crowned tooth to avoid any risk of damaging the crown.
When you visit your dentist for a dental crown, one part of the process will involve making sure that your crown matches the appearance of your natural teeth as closely as possible. You will not need to worry about your crown looking out of place or others being able to easily tell your tooth is crowned.
Dental crowns are resistant to whitening treatments. This is important because if you are thinking about having your teeth whitened anytime soon, you will want to get that done before having your tooth crowned. If you get your teeth whitened following the placement of a dental crown, it will appear darker than your newly whitened teeth.
If you want to learn more about dental crowns or think you may require dental crown placement and are in the Denton, TX, area, please contact Favero Family Dental at (940) 566-2847 for an appointment.
Dr. Stephen Blake Favero
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