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Your teeth can be damaged in many ways. Cavities, impact, habitual grinding, and other things can all necessitate getting your teeth repaired. Sometimes a filling isn’t enough to keep them strong. Dental crowns are an excellent option to explore if this is your case.

Dental crowns are commonly used to repair moderate damage to teeth. The treatment involves removing the weak enamel of the tooth and securing a cap to take its place made from a strong material such as porcelain to add structure and strength.

There are many ways that crowns can be useful, as it’s a flexible treatment. Many dental problems are fixed relatively easily. Some of these include: severely decayed teeth, cracked or chipped teeth, to cover a tooth that has lost a large filling, to cover a cosmetically unappealing tooth, or to hold a dental bridge in place.

Once you have a dental crown, you need to be sure you clean and maintain it consistently. The crown itself can’t decay, but it can hide decay lower on the tooth if not cared for.

If you need a dental crown or have other dental issues, come into Boise, Idaho, to visit with our team a Dayley Family Dental. Dr. Blake Dayley is eager to help your smile!