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Crowns are one of the most effective ways to restore your teeth to their former appearance, shape, and function. They’re a widely-used cosmetic dentistry option and can do wonders for your teeth.

So let’s look at some of the things you should know about crowns before getting them from our team here at Mountainside Family Dental.

How are they attached?

Crowns are attached to decayed, broken, or dead teeth after your dentist has formed an abutment from the original tooth. This simply means your dentist has shaped the affected tooth in such a way that it can hold the crown – a cap, for all intents and purposes – in place, as well as the cement that adheres the crown to the abutment.

What are they made of?

Crowns are mostly made from porcelain, although they can be made from metals such as gold, or even a combination of the two. The material used for your crown depends largely on where it’s going in your smile, and the function of the tooth.

How long do they last?

If you take care of your crowns in the same way you’d take care of a natural tooth, they’ll last for quite a long time. You do need to keep an eye on the crown to make sure it doesn’t come loose, however.

If you think crowns could be the solution your smile needs, call us today at 480-359-1473 to schedule a consultation.