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A dental crown or cap is a tooth-shaped covering that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, appearance, and strength. The dental crown will cover the entire visible portion of the tooth.

Dr. Carlos A. Tamayo may recommend a dental crown in Oxnard, California, to:

– Keep a weak tooth from breaking
– Hold together a cracked tooth
– Restore a tooth that is broken or badly worn
– Support a tooth with a large dental filling
– Anchor a dental bridge
– Cover misshaped or badly stained teeth

How do I care for a tooth with a dental crown?
A tooth with a dental crown does not require any special care. However, a tooth that is covered with a dental crown is not protected from decay or gum disease. Continue to practice good oral hygiene. Brush your teeth at least twice daily and floss once a day, taking extra care around the dental crown where the gum meets the tooth. Also, rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash at least once every day.

Contact our office today to learn more and to schedule a visit with our dentist. We look forward to serving you and your smile!