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A crown restores the enamel layer of a tooth that has been, fractured, cracked or compromised by a large area of tooth decay. The tooth’s function and relationship to your smile will determine the material your dentist recommends for your crown.

Porcelain-ceramic, and porcelain-fused to metal crowns can be shaded to match the color of the surrounding teeth. This makes them ideal for teeth that are visible in your smile.

While these materials are not prone to tooth decay, your new crown will still need to be included in your daily oral hygiene routine.

Hardened tartar at the gum line promotes gum disease. Advanced gum disease causes your gums to recede from the base of your teeth. This could allow bacteria to weaken the cement holding your crown to the abutment. If it is left unchecked, it could also compromise the root of the abutment that anchors your crown into your mouth. With proper care and maintenance, your new crown can last for several years to come!

If you have questions about the type of material that is best for your upcoming crown procedure, please feel free to call us at 361-387-1507 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!