The longevity of a tooth crown from your Clarkston area dentist dependent on several factors

When a tooth has been damaged by a fracture or chip, Dr. Ingber, of Metropolitan Dental Centers, may recommend repair with a dental crown. Designed to protect a weak tooth from further damage, a crown may be made from a variety of materials, including gold and porcelain. In our office near Clarkston, we consult with patients so that they understand the details of treatment, including the characteristics of the various materials.

Dental crowns are durable restorations whether or not they have a metal substructure. Porcelain crowns, for instance, are beautifully natural in appearance, and strong enough to last for twenty years or more. Part of what equates to longevity is fit. Your dentist at Metropolitan Dental Centers uses precise techniques to achieve optimal fit between the crown and the remaining tooth structure so that stability is maintained, and a seal created to keep bacteria from reaching hidden areas.

Proper care is important to maximize the potential of dental crowns, regardless of the material from which the crown is made. Brushing teeth twice a day, if not after each meal, and flossing daily is important practices for optimal oral health. These activities, in addition to regular dental checkups and professional cleanings, go a long way in extending the lifespan of restorations such as dental crowns because they minimize the effects of oral bacteria, which erode tooth structure and gum tissue.

In addition to maintaining excellent care of the mouth in general, it is necessary to be mindful of the practices that can harm dental work. Biting or chewing on hard candies, ice, or other objects puts undue stress on crowns, veneers, and other restorations, and can limit their longevity by causing cracks or chips.

We are proud to offer patients a high standard of care that includes the design of restorations for longevity. When repairing teeth with dental crowns, our Metropolitan Dental Center dentists discuss the nature of the restoration with patients, and provide details on care that will aid in keeping crowns strong and beautiful for many years.

Experience excellence in dentistry at Metropolitan Dental Centers. Contact us for your visit today.

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