As the summer season moves into its hottest months, the pool can be an oasis of cool entertainment on a hot summer day. For parents, the pool may be one of your kids' favorite activities this summer. However, the pool is also a common location where dental emergencies occur during the summer months. Take a look at some pool safety tips that will help protect your family's dental health while you enjoy swimming this summer.
If you need a root canal or if you have broken any teeth, your dentist will likely place a dental crown. Crowns are used to rebuild teeth and to provide a protective barrier over a tooth that has been damaged in some way. Permanent crowns are cemented in place and most are made from ceramic materials. It can take about two weeks for the permanent crown to be created, and you will need to wear a temporary crown in the meantime.