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If your tooth is deteriorating, fractured, fragmented or tarnished, Dr. Scott Josephson and Dr. Timothy Yu may suggest that you get a dental crown. Here are some common questions and answers about dental crowns.

Question: What is a dental crown?

Answer: A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” made of tooth-colored porcelain that goes over the original tooth and is designed to bring back its ideal form, power and appearance.

Question: When would Dr. Scott Josephson and Dr. Timothy Yu recommend a dental crown?

Answer: There are several scenarios that would call for a dental crown. Dr. Scott Josephson and Dr. Timothy Yu might recommend it to:
-guard a tooth from further harm
-revive a feeble or flawed tooth
-support a dental bridge
-disguise tarnished or malformed teeth
-as part of a dental implant
-to buffer a root canal

Question: How long do dental crowns typically last?

Answer: The answer hinges upon one single concept: oral hygiene. If you care well for your teeth, a crown can last fifteen years or longer. Besides brushing and flossing and going to the dentist, you’ll want to avoid behaviors like grinding your teeth, munching ice, biting your fingernails or using your teeth to open packages.

Do you have other questions? Call Red Mountain Family Dental in Mesa, Arizona at 480-641-4165 to schedule an appointment. We’ll bring back your smile.