At the dental practice of Letitia M. Williams, DDS, LLC, we are happy to offer dental crowns for our patients in Union Springs, Alabama, and the neighboring communities. In addition to covering a damaged tooth or a dental implant, a dental crown can be used to help a tooth’s shape or appearance to look more attractive, as well as keep your bite healthy because it keeps your teeth from shifting (which is possible when teeth are missing).
A dental crown can last anywhere between five to fifteen years, depending on a) the materials your crown is made of, 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. Taking good care of your crown means staying on top of your oral health overall. This means:
- Brushing at least twice a day
- Flossing daily at least once (particularly around the crown area where your gums reach the tooth)
- Avoiding hard foods, biting your fingernails and grinding and clenching your teeth
- Keeping up with routine professional dental cleanings and exams
If you have a damaged or missing tooth, Dr. Letitia Williams can help restore your confident smile with a dental crown. To find out if a dental crown is the right fix for your smile, you can schedule a visit with our experienced team in Union Springs, Alabama, by calling 334.738.3111 today!