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At Legacy Smiles Family Dental, our dentists, Dr. McMurray and Dr. Williams are happy to offer dental crowns for our patients in Meridian, Idaho, and the neighboring communities. Because we use CEREC technology, we can place a dental crown restoration with just one visit at our office.

In addition to covering a damaged tooth or a dental implant, a dental crown can be used to help a tooth’s shape or appearance to look more attractive, as well as keep your bite healthy because it keeps your teeth from shifting (which is possible when teeth are missing).

A dental crown can last anywhere between five to fifteen years, depending on a) the materials your crown is made of, and b) how well you care for your oral health in general. A dental crown may be created from ceramic, porcelain fused to metal, gold alloys or base metal alloys. Taking good care of your crown means staying on top of your oral health overall. This means:

  1. Brushing at least twice a day
  2. Flossing daily at least once (particularly around the crown area where your gums reach the tooth)
  3. Avoiding hard foods, biting your fingernails and grinding and clenching your teeth
  4. Keeping up with routine professional dental cleanings and exams

If you have a damaged or missing tooth, Dr. McMurray and Dr. Williams can help bring the confidence back to your smile with a dental crown. To find out if a dental crown is the right fix for your smile, you can schedule a visit with our Legacy Smiles Family Dental team in Meridian, Idaho, by calling 208-888-3311 today!