At your dentist in Eagan, one of the most common services we provide is applying crowns to teeth. You could need a crown for a variety of reasons, and getting one is a fairly straightforward procedure. But despite how often we place crowns, we find that many of our patients have misconceptions about them. In order to clear the air about this popular dental treatment, Denmark Dental will bust some common myths.
Crowns Protect Your Teeth From Cavities
Crowns cover the majority of your tooth but the reality is that it’s fairly easy to develop a cavity under a crown or cap. It’s important that you continue to care for your teeth even after a crown has been placed by brushing and flossing regularly.
Dental Crowns Are Really Obvious
Many who are in need of a crown are concerned that the crown will be obvious when they smile. In most cases, no one will notice that you’ve had a crown placed on a tooth unless you tell them. In the past, many crowns were made from metal and/or porcelain that was less pleasing to the eye. Currently, we many options that allow us to make a crown indistinguishable compared to your natural teeth. Should your friends take a peek in your mouth while you’re yawning, they won’t see anything out of place. Your crown will blend right in with the rest of your pearly whites!
Getting a Crown is Painful
Our Eagan Dentists will make sure you are adequately numb before any of your treatment is started, and will be patient with you to address any concerns that arise during your apt with your Eagan Dentist. A properly fit crown should feel like any other tooth in you mouth and provide you the strength you need to chew and appearance to keep your smile bright.