By Michael Farivari, DDS
June 05, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental crowns  

Dental CrownsEven with remarkable developments in dental technology over the last few decades, like dental implants and widely available teeth whitening treatments, dental crowns are still a mainstay of cosmetic and restorative dentistry. The family dentists at Ridgeview Dental Care in Hanover, MD, Dr. Michael Farivari and Dr. Shora Farivari, provide a range of cosmetic and restorative dental services for patients of all ages.

Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Hanover, MD

Crowns are also known as caps because they literally cover or "cap" a damaged tooth. They are typically used when a significant portion of tooth surface has been lost either through extensive tooth decay, trauma from a fall or accident, or from a sports injury. Dental crowns can also replace a missing tooth in a dental bridge. A crown may be a good option for you or a member of your family if you are experiencing any of the following dental issues:

  • Extensive tooth decay where there is not enough remaining tooth surface for a dental filling
  • Replace missing teeth
  • Broken or cracked tooth
  • Part of a dental implant
  • Cosmetic correction for deformed or severely stained teeth

Crowns are one of the most versatile and affordable dental restorations available because they can cosmetically improve your smile as well as strengthen damaged teeth to prevent further damage, and even potentially save a tooth from extraction.

Caring for Dental Crowns

Like any dental restoration, how well your crowns hold up over time depends on a number of factors. Although the typical lifespan of a crown ranges anywhere from five years to 15, some people manage to keep a dental crown for decades. For the best results, continue to practice good oral hygiene habits at home, and schedule regular dental check ups and professional cleanings (the American Dental Association recommends every six months) for the entire family.

Find a Family Dentist in Hanover, MD

For more information about the benefits of dental crowns, contact Ridgeview Dental Care by calling (410) 672-1000 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Michael or Dr. Shona Farivari today.

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