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If your tooth is weakened, cracked, chipped or discolored, Dr. Jorge Pinera may have already recommended that you get a dental crown. Here are FAQs about dental crowns:

What is a dental crown?

It’s a tooth-shaped covering designed to bring back its desired shape, size, strength and appearance. They are usually made of tooth-colored sturdy porcelain.

When would Dr. Jorge Pinera recommend a dental crown?
-protect a tooth from further damage
-return a weak or chipped tooth to its former glory
-anchor a dental bridge
-mask discolored or misshapen teeth
-for a dental implant
-to shield a root canal

How long do dental crowns typically last?

It depends on how well you take care of your teeth and mouth, but your crown can last between five and fifteen years. If you want it to last a long time, commit to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss every day. Avoid habits like clenching your teeth, chewing ice, biting your fingernails or using your teeth to open packages.

Would you like to get a dental crown? Call Sensitive Dental in Houston, Texas at 281-531-1000 to schedule an appointment. We’ll bring back your smile.