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If one of your teeth is damaged or decayed, Drs. Calpas, Hendrix, and Amundson may recommend a dental crown in Big Lake, Minnesota. A dental crown, which is tooth shaped, is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. When cemented in place, the dental crown will cover and protect the entire visible part of the tooth.

When is a dental crown used?
Dental crowns can be used in a variety of situations. Our dentists may recommend a dental crown to do one or more of the following:

– Cover a badly stained tooth
– Cover a dental implant
– Protect a tooth a weak tooth from breaking
– Hold a cracked tooth together
– Restore a broken tooth
– Protect and support a tooth with a large dental filling
– Anchor a dental bridge

How do I care for a tooth with a dental crown?
A tooth with a dental crown does not require any special care. However, a tooth that is covered with a dental crown is not protected from decay or other dental issues. Continue to practice good oral hygiene. Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss once daily. Also, rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash at least once every day.

How long will my dental crown last?
Depending on how well you care for your dental crown, it can last from five and fifteen years.

Please contact Monticello Dental Center today for more information about dental crowns and to schedule your next visit with our dentists.