Dental crowns are a great option for fragile or aesthetically unpleasing teeth. In Whitefish, MT, Alpenglow Dental can help restore your smile, cosmetically and functionally, using a dental crown.
What are dental crowns?
Dental crowns are prosthetic appliances that mimic the appearance of teeth. The tooth-shaped shell is placed over your teeth to protect and strengthen them since they're made of a variety of materials, like porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, resin and ceramic.
Why are crowns recommended?
- Cracked and chipped teeth
- A broken tooth that needs reinforcement
- Recent dental procedures, like dental implants
- Discolored teeth that need to be rejuvenated
- Oddly shaped, short teeth and crooked teeth that may impact chewing
Broken or cracked crown?
You may be going about your regular activities, playing football or shopping, and then...bang! Some guy on the other team rams into you or you slip while shopping and bump your mouth. The next thing you realize, you have a broken or cracked crown.
A damaged crown may need an emergency dentist if the crown is jagged and causing soreness in your mouth. If you're not too sensitive to food or beverages being too hot or cold and doesn't cause soreness, you'll need to wait a day or two before going to your Whitefish dentist.
Once you damage your crown, rinse your mouth with warm water. If you are bleeding, use a piece of gauze and apply pressure to the damaged tooth.
To ensure your crowns don't get damaged, especially when playing a sport, wear a mouthguard. If your crown is damaged because of teeth grinding or a clenching habit, wear a nightguard to protect your teeth.
Want to speak with a professional?
Looking to restore your smile with dental crowns? Need to restore your cracked crown? Contact Alpenglow in Whitefish, MT, at (406) 862-3839 today.