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A dental crown is a restoration that, when cemented in place, covers the entire visible portion of a tooth. A dental crown may be recommended to cover a tooth that is damaged. The crown can strengthen the tooth and improve its appearance.

Why Are Dental Crowns Used?
Dr. Freed, Dr. Wibe, and Dr. Pranke may recommend a dental crown in Canton, South Dakota, for a tooth:

– That is fractured
– With a large dental filling
– That is weak and needs protection
– That is badly discolored or misshaped
– That has had root canal treatment

A dental crown may also be used to restore a dental implant or to anchor a dental bridge.

How Are Dental Crowns Placed?
First, the tooth will be shaped to allow room for the dental crown. Impressions will be taken of the tooth receiving the crown and the surrounding teeth so that a crown can be custom made. When the crown is ready, our dentists will permanently cement it in place. The fit will be checked and any final adjustments will be made as necessary.

How Long Will a Dental Crown Last?
Dental crowns can last for many years, or even a lifetime, depending on how they are cared for. To help your dental crown last, be sure to practice proper, consistent dental hygiene. Brush your teeth twice a day, floss once a day, and visit Canton Dental Clinic at least twice a year for professional dental cleanings and exams.

We invite you to contact our dental office at 605-987-2721 today to learn more and to schedule your next visit.