Wearing a Crown Can Improve Your Smile

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At McKinnon Dental, Dr. Daniel W. McKinnon and our team are happy to offer dental crowns for our patients in Appleton, Wisconsin and the neighboring communities. We offer dental crowns to replace the part of the tooth which is visible. Wearing a dental crown can improve your smile, whether by covering a damaged tooth (also known as a “cap”) or to covering a dental implant. A dental crown can also be used to help a tooth’s shape or appearance to look more attractive. In addition, a crown can help your bite stay healthy because it keeps your teeth from shifting, which can occur when teeth are missing.

A dental crown can last anywhere between five to fifteen years, depending on a) the composition of your crown material and b) how well you care for your oral health in general. A crown may be created from ceramic, porcelain fused to metal, gold alloys or base metal alloys. Taking good care of your crown means staying on top of your oral health overall. This means:

— Brushing at least twice a day

— Flossing daily at least once (particularly around the crown area where your gums reach the tooth)

— Avoiding hard foods, biting your fingernails and grinding and clenching your teeth

— Keeping up with routine professional dental cleanings and exams

Excellent daily oral care will ensure healthy teeth and gums to support your crown. Do you have a damaged or missing tooth? Dr. Daniel W. McKinnon is happy to brighten your smile with a dental crown. To find out more, or to schedule a visit with our team in Appleton, Wisconsin, please give us a call today at 920-739-1181!