Dr. Barry LeJeune and our team are pleased to offer dental crowns for our patients in Hampton, Virginia and the neighboring communities. Our team offers dental crowns to replace the part of the tooth which can be seen. You may need a dental crown to improve your smile, whether to cover a damaged tooth (also known as a “cap”) or to cover an implant. A dental crown can also be used to help a tooth’s shape or appearance to look more attractive. In addition, a crown can help your bite stay healthy because it keeps your teeth from shifting, which can occur when teeth are missing.
A dental crown can last anywhere between five to fifteen years, depending on a) the composition of your crown material and b) how well you care for your oral health in general. A crown may be created from ceramic, porcelain fused to metal, gold alloys or base metal alloys. To ensure the longevity of your crown, you will want to stay on top of your oral health. This means brushing at least twice a day, flossing daily at least once, and paying particular attention around the crown area where your gums reach the tooth. You will want to avoid chewing hard foods, biting your fingernails or grinding and clenching your teeth. Just as important is keeping up with routine professional dental cleanings and exams. Working together, this will ensure healthy teeth and gums which will support your crown.
So if you have a missing tooth, Dr. Barry LeJeune is happy to brighten your smile with a dental crown. To find out more, or to schedule a visit with our team in Hampton, Virginia, please give us a call today at (757) 827-9114!