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If you aren’t very familiar with dental crowns yet, there is no need to worry. Your dental care provider can answer any questions you have about dental crowns. If you would like to learn more about dental crowns today, our dentists, Dr. John Orlando and Dr. Christopher Spelman, offer general responses to the three big questions patients have about dental crowns.

What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is a synthetic, tooth-shaped cap that covers your tooth above the gum line. Once cemented to your smile, it can protect and restore the strength, size, shape, and overall appearance of a compromised tooth.

Why would I need a dental crown?
There are many uses, both functional and cosmetic, for a dental crown, including:

  • Preventing weakened and cracked teeth from breaking
  • Strengthening a broken or worn-down tooth
  • Supporting a large dental filling when there is not much tooth structure remaining
  • Enhancing a stained or badly misshaped tooth

What type of care does a dental crown need?
Treat your dental crown as you would any tooth that you want to keep healthy–brush your teeth twice a day; floss daily; and avoid any practices that can harm a tooth, including clenching and grinding and clenching, biting ice or on your fingernails, and opening objects with your teeth. You should also visit the dentist to receive dental cleanings on a regular basis.

For more answers to your biggest questions about dental crowns in Hopewell, New Jersey, call 609-466-1332 today and arrange a time to meet with our friendly dentist at Orlando Family Dentistry, LLC.