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Has your dentist suggested that you get a dental crown? Or perhaps you’ve heard the term and want to learn more. Well, you’re in the right place. Here are some FAQs about dental crowns:

What is a dental crown?

It’s a covering that resembles a tooth placed over your natural tooth which is designed to restore its shape, size, strength and appearance.

What are the possible purposes of a dental crown?

-to shield your tooth from cracking or chipping
-to restore a weak or broken tooth
-as part of a dental bridge
-to cover misshapen teeth, tarnished teeth, dental implants or root canals

How long do dental crowns usually last?

A crown can last anywhere from five to fifteen years and even longer. Regular oral hygiene is an important element of lengthening the crown’s life-span. We also recommend that you avoid habits like chewing ice, biting your fingernails, clenching your teeth, or using your teeth to open packages.

Are you interested in getting a crown? Please call Smiley Dental & Orthodontics at 866.949.1639 to set an appointment to restore your smile. We have many convenient locations in the State of Texas and can direct you to the one nearest to you.