When a tooth is damaged, dental crowns, or caps, are designed to restore a tooth’s function and appearance. Whether the damage is from injury, accidental trauma or tooth infection, one of our dentists, Dr. J. Kenneth Carver, Dr. James A. Stakias, Dr. Jon A. Mather, or Dr. David A. Mather, can replace a damaged tooth with the help of a dental crown.
At Kingsport Dentistry in Kingsport, Tennessee, we craft dental crowns from porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or even gold. Your crown will be created from the material best suited to your needs. It is custom-crafted to fit over the tooth so that it will be strong, protected and aesthetically pleasing once again.
Caring for your crown is just like caring for your own pearly whites:
–Avoid chewing on hard foods such as ice or hard candy.
–Avoid using your teeth as tools (they are not scissors).
–Avoid biting your fingernails when stressed.
–Avoid clenching and grinding your teeth (known as bruxism) as it can harm your crown.
–Prevent tooth decay and gum disease by brushing at least twice a day.
–Floss at least once a day, using interdental brushes, sticks, or dental floss around the crown, especially where the gum meets the tooth.
–Maintain regularly scheduled dental cleanings to keep tartar away from your smile.
Do you have a damaged tooth that can be restored with the help of a dental crown? If so, we invite you to call 423-247-5175 in Kingsport, Tennessee and schedule a consultation with one of our skilled dentists. We are happy to get you smiling with confidence again!