What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap used to encase the visible portion of a damaged or decaying tooth. A crown is a great solution for preventing further problems while preserving much of your real tooth.
Crowns are an effective way to enhance your smile!
What is an Onlay?
An onlay is a variation on the traditional dental crown technique, covering the tooth to a lesser extent.
When is a Dental Crown Needed?
Dental Crowns are used in several situations, including:
- To protect a weak or decaying tooth
- To hold together parts of a cracked tooth
- To restore an already broken tooth
- To hold a dental bridge in place
- To cover a dental implant
- To cover misshapen or discolored tooth
How long do Dental Crowns last?
Dental crowns last between five and 15 years, on average, depending on how well you take care of your teeth and adhere to good oral hygiene practices.
Do Dental Crowns require Special Care?
The short answer is no. A dental crown requires no special care. You should treat it the same way you treat your other teeth (assuming you follow good oral hygiene). Be sure to brush twice a day, floss once a day, and use antibacterial mouth wash.
Leikin & Baylind Dental Care provide single visit crowns and onlays with Cerec technology!
If you have any questions about Dental Crowns and Dental Onlays, or wish to schedule an appointment, please contact Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville, Maryland by calling 410-747-1115 or visit CatonsvilleDentalCare.com.
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