Dental crowns have been around for a long time, but they continue to play a key role at David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry. A dental crown, sometimes called a cap, covers the visible part of the tooth. Dental crowns in Pearland are used for numerous common dental problems:
- An old crown that is damaged or ill-fitting
- A broken tooth
- A tooth with acute decay
- A tooth that has had a root canal
- A tooth that is too small or misshapen
- A tooth that prevents a proper bite
Dental crowns in Pearland also serves both structural and aesthetic purposes. It protects a natural tooth from additional decay and damage while permitting normal function. Plus, a crown can save a tooth from extraction and any ensuing bone loss.
Cosmetic dentistry patients who get a dental crown should not assume that the tooth is now invincible. Dental crowns in Pearland need daily cleaning and flossing just like any other natural tooth. The remaining tooth structure just around the gum line could still become decayed and the soft tissue around the crown is susceptible to gum disease. Chewing hard foods or using your teeth as a tool can cause a crown to crack or break. So remember to use scissors when opening a stubborn plastic package—don’t bite and pull!
David C. Montz can advise you on caring for your new dental crown in Pearland so that it will last as long as possible. For details on dental crown prices, Invisalign clear braces, conscious sedation, or teeth whitening, call David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry today at 832-895-5120 or visit our website.