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Is there a damaged tooth in your smile that prevents you from smiling because you are self-conscious? If this is the case, don’t worry. With the help of a dental crown restoration, we can bring back your confident smile!

Dental crowns, or artificial “caps”, are commonly used to restore a tooth’s function when the natural tooth is damaged. Our dentist, Dr. Shelly Ereth Barone offers dental crowns to replace damaged teeth in your smile. Whether you sustain an injury to the mouth from sports, accidental trauma or tooth infection, our Shelly Ereth Barone team can make a tooth look as good as new with a dental crown.

So, how do crowns work? They are custom-crafted to fit over damaged teeth so that they are strong, protected, and aesthetically pleasing once again. They are also perfect for cosmetic reasons, as they can enhance a tooth that is discolored or unsightly to make it look natural again.

Dental crowns are made from a variety of materials, such as porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, and even gold. Our dentist can help you choose the best material for your crown depending on your needs.

After a dental crown restoration, you will want to protect it as you do your pearly whites. This means avoiding hard foods such as ice or popcorn kernels, not using your teeth as tools, and not biting your fingernails. If you grind or clench your teeth constantly (also known as bruxism), this can harm your teeth and crown over time. You will want to speak with our dentist if you have problems with bruxism.

To take care of your crown means keeping tooth decay and gum disease away. Establish healthy oral hygiene habits including brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once a day. You can use interdental brushes or sticks, as well as floss, to remove plaque from the crown where the gum meets the tooth.

Combining good oral hygiene, healthy habits, and routine professional dental cleanings, your crown can last from five to eight years, or more. If you are ready to bring back your smile, we invite you to call 504-832-1164 in Metairie, Louisiana today. We are also happy to schedule a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Shelly Ereth Barone. We look forward to working with you!