Dental crowns are a versatile tool for protecting or restoring damaged teeth, and they have the added benefit of looking, feeling and performing like healthy natural teeth.
Hayward dentist Dr. Gary G. Fong uses custom-crafted, porcelain dental crowns in a number of dental procedures, and he can help you determine if dental crowns are the right solution for your unique needs. Please call 510-582-8727 to schedule your appointment; Dr. Fong is proud to serve patients from the surrounding Castro Valley, San Leandro and Union City, California, areas.
Dental Crown Applications
There are different types of dental crowns, but modern crowns are often made of dental-grade porcelain that closely resembles the appearance and sensation of natural teeth while providing exceptional functionality.
Dental crowns may be used to:
- Protect teeth weakened by decay
- Restore or prevent further damage to a chipped, cracked or broken tooth
- Anchor a dental bridge in place
- Serve as a replacement tooth for dental implants or dental implant restorations
- Conceal misshapen teeth
- Cover and protect teeth with substantial dental fillings
Each dental crown is individually crafted and custom tinted to provide you with a seamless smile that is as beautiful as it is functional.
Caring for Your Dental Crowns
In addition to aesthetic value, durability and performance, porcelain-based dental crowns are also easy to maintain.
Your dental crowns are cared for much like your natural teeth. Although the porcelain used in dental crowns is naturally stain-resistant, you should continue to brush your teeth at least twice daily using fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush.
Brushing should be followed at least once a day with flossing between your teeth, including those capped by dental crowns. Regular checkups are especially important after undergoing dental work such as crowns; these visits allow Dr. Fong to monitor the integrity of your teeth and dental crowns, and diagnose potential issues before they become costly problems.
To learn more about dental crowns and their applications, or to schedule your dental appointment, please contact Dr. Gary G. Fong today. Dr. Fong welcomes patients from the greater Hayward, Castro Valley, San Leandro and Union City, California, areas.