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A dental crown or cap is a tooth-shaped covering that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, appearance, and strength. The dental crown will cover the entire visible portion of the tooth.

When might Drs. Ogle, Schmitz, Hart, and Fickas recommend a dental crown in Newburgh, Indiana?

– To prevent a weak tooth from breaking
– To hold a cracked tooth together
– To restore a tooth that is badly worn or broken
– To support a tooth with a large dental filling when there isn’t much tooth structure left
– To hold a dental bridge in place
– To cover misshapen or badly discolored teeth
– To improve or restore the aesthetics of a tooth

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 crowned tooth is not immune to decay or gum disease. Continue to practice good oral hygiene. Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss once a day, taking extra care around the dental crown where the gum meets the tooth. Also, rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash at least once every day.

We invite you to contact Family Dentistry to learn more about crowns and to schedule a visit with our dentists.