In need of a dental crown? Visit Two Rivers Family Dentistry for CEREC crowns and dental caps. Our friendly, judgment-free team in Lisbon, ME is here for you.
Dental Crowns | Lisbon, ME | Dental Caps
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The Difference is in the Dental Crown
Ready To Explore Your Dental Crown Options?
Regular wear and tear - or unexpected damage
To cover discolored or misshapen teeth
Strengthening nearby teeth with fillings
In combination with a dental bridge
Covering a dental implant
To brighten and balance your smile
CEREC Crowns and Caps: For Your Dental Health
The baseline of your dental health starts with regular checkups. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will let you know if they discover signs of damage that call for a crown.
In our Lisbon, ME office, we’ll walk you through the steps.
- Assess the damaged area
- Mold a crown to cover all impacted teeth
- Place the crown
We get this can be scary. At Two Rivers Family Dentistry, we work hard to make sure you never think that.
Our ceramic CEREC crowns fit over your current teeth like a cap. They strengthen your teeth and protect previously damaged teeth. With your new CEREC crowns, your smile will be vibrant and strong. Just how it should be.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are long-term solutions to dental issues, but they are not able to last a lifetime. Depending on the material used, dental crowns can work effectively anywhere between 5 and 15 years. CEREC crowns are more durable and usually last 10-15 years. However, your dental crowns lifetime can be affected by your lifestyle. For instance if you frequently chew on hard materials like ice or grind your teeth at night, this can cause your crown to break quicker.
There are a variety of signs that your dental crown needs to be replaced including:
- Receding gum line
- Pain or swelling
- Your crown is cracked or damaged
- Your crown no longer looks like your other teeth
Even without these factors, once you have had a crown for more than a decade, you should ask your dentist about when it needs to be replaced at your regular dental appointments.
If your dental crown breaks or falls out of your mouth you should make an appointment with a local dentist. If you are feeling severe pain, are worried about an infection, or there is bleeding, you should call an emergency dentist to see you right away. Otherwise you should call your dentist and make an appointment as soon as they can see you. While you wait take care to avoid chewing on the exposed tooth, and make sure to clean the tooth gently.
Crowns are often used to handle extensive tooth decay. However, they do not prevent further decay nor do they replace good oral habits. It is extremely important that you brush and floss daily to prevent further decay of your teeth. In fact, if your tooth does decay under the crown your crown may fall out and the infection could spread beneath the gums.