Can a Dental Crown Be Placed on a Front Tooth?

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Has one of your front teeth sustained significant damage or decay? Were you told that you may need a dental crown to restore the tooth’s health and function? If you were told this, you may not need to be alarmed that your smile will be ruined with a metal crown. We can offer you several different crowns but for a front tooth you might prefer a porcelain one.

You may need a dental crown if your tooth has been broken or cracked. It could also have suffered a significant amount of decay, or it may have undergone a root canal treatment. Because the tooth may be visible when you talk or smile, one of our dentists may recommend that you get a porcelain crown because they can match the color of your smile the best. Porcelain can appear the same as your natural tooth enamel because it can reflect light in the same manner.

To care for your crown, you should brush and floss your teeth as normal, but you should be certain that your toothpaste isn’t too abrasive. It should also be noted that your crown could chip or crack if you chew on ice, pens, your nails or even hard candies. Additionally, you may want to avoid foods and drinks that could stain your teeth. While your crown may not stain easily, the neighboring teeth could.

If you would like more information on dental crowns in Metairie, Louisiana, please call Louisiana Dental Center at (504) 833-6825. We would love to help you watch over your dental health.