Dental crowns are durable restorations used to replace missing teeth and reinforce damaged or weakened teeth. These restorations can last for many years if properly cared for.
Dental Crowns Are Versatile
Dental crowns are a versatile restoration that can be used to do the following:
- Protect a weak, diseased, or decayed tooth
- Strengthen a tooth that’s broken or cracked
- Protect a tooth after a root canal
- Restore a chipped or stained tooth
- Support a dental bridge
Dr. Cook creates dental restorations that seamlessly blend in with your natural smile and compliment your facial features. Restorations in Birmingham, AL can make your smile look, feel, and function as naturally as possible.
Caring for Your Dental Crown
To make sure your crown stays in great shape and lasts for the next several years, you must practice excellent oral hygiene and visit your Birmingham dentist for biannual exams and cleanings.
Typically, a dental crown can last anywhere between five and 15 years. However, this depends on a few different things:
- How much wear and tear the crown takes
- Your oral habits including diet and tobacco use
- Your dental hygiene practices
It’s also recommended that you be mindful of what you eat and drink as some foods can damage or discolor dental crowns. It's best to avoid hard, crunchy, or sticky foods because they can crack or break the crown.
Dental Crowns in Birmingham, AL
Cook Family Dental provides high-quality cosmetic and restorative dentistry for families in Birmingham and the surrounding areas. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Cook today by calling (205) 326-6384.
We look forward to restoring your smile!