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A dental crown is a restoration that will cover the entire visible portion of a tooth when it is cemented in place. A dental crown may be recommended to cover a tooth that is damaged. The crown can strengthen the tooth and improve its appearance.

Why Are Dental Crowns Used?
Drs. Watkins and Gradke may recommend a dental crown in San Antonio, Texas, to:

– Protect and restore a fractured tooth
– Protect a tooth with a large filling or that has undergone multiple treatments
– Protect a weak tooth
– Improve the appearance of a misshaped or badly stained tooth

A dental crown may also be used to restore a dental implant.

How Are Dental Crowns Placed?
First, the tooth will be shaped to allow room for the dental crown. Impressions will be taken of the tooth and the surrounding teeth so that a crown can be custom made. When the crown is ready, our dentist will permanently cement it in place. The fit will be checked and any final tweaks will be made as necessary.

How Long Will a Dental Crown Last?
Dental crowns can last for many years, or even a lifetime, depending on how they are cared for. To help your dental crown last, be sure to practice proper, consistent dental hygiene. Brush your teeth twice a day, floss once daily, and visit W Dental Group at least twice a year for professional dental cleaning appointments.

Contact our dental office at 210-526-0925 today to learn more and to schedule your next visit.

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