The disadvantage of bad oral hygiene and eating habits is the increased risk of tooth decay. Once it affects a tooth, the damage is done. A dentist will need to remove the decay, which requires extracting parts of the natural tooth. Or dental trauma could be the reason you are smiling less. To make up for what the tooth has lost, a dental crown can be created to hide the damage and stop it from getting worse. 

Dental Crown ImageAdvantages of Getting a Dental Crown in South Pasadena

You see a damaged tooth as a disadvantage, and it is, but a dental crown can put you back at an advantage in no time. A dental crown placement comes with many benefits:

  • It shields the natural tooth from bacteria and excessive bite pressure
  • The synthetic crown matches the look of the surrounding teeth
  • It’s easy to clean
  • Fits comfortably on the damaged tooth

Keeping Your Dental Crown Clean

A dental crown is a “fake” tooth, but it still needs to be taken care of on a regular basis. With proper cleaning (brushing and flossing), you are keeping the neighboring teeth clean and safe from plaque buildup.

Call John Chu, DMD For Information On Dental Crowns

A dental crown at our South Pasadena dentist office is a crowning achievement for many patients. Contact us at  (626) 799-0852 for more information.