Posted .

Has Dr. Lindsay Goss recommended that you get a dental crown? Or perhaps you’ve heard the term and want to learn more. Well, you’re in the right place. Here are some FAQs about dental crowns:

What is a dental crown?

It’s a tooth shaped “cap” placed over a tooth designed to restore its shape, size, strength and appearance. Here at Somerset Family Dental in Gilbert, AZ, we make your teeth look like royalty.

When is a dental crown needed?

A dental crown can be used for many reasons, including:
-protecting a tooth from breaking
-restoring a weak or broken tooth
-holding a dental bridge in place
-covering misshaped or discolored teeth
-covering a dental implant
-covering a root canal

How long do dental crowns usually last?

Depending on how well you take care of your teeth, your crown can last between five and fifteen years. If you want it to last fifteen years instead of five, make sure you brush your teeth twice a day and floss every day. You will also want to avoid habits like clenching your teeth, chewing ice, biting your fingernails or using your teeth to open packages.

Do you have more questions that weren’t answered here? Please call us at 480-359-1478 and we will do everything possible to address your needs.