Dental crowns beautify and preserve your teeth and restore their function.
If you’re considering getting a dental crown, you’re not alone; crowns are one of the most common and versatile dental treatments available. They’re often used in both restorative and cosmetic dentistry to solve many different dental issues, from decay to crooked teeth. Dental crowns are a quick and easy way to restore your smile to its former glory or transform its appearance for the better! If you’re considering getting a dental crown, here are a few of the things that dental crowns can do for your smile.
Dental crowns protect and repair weak or broken teeth.
Some teeth are more prone to breaking, chipping, or cracking, often due to enamel erosion or a large filling in the tooth. If you have teeth that are vulnerable to injury, it may be wise to place a dental crown on the tooth before it breaks or cracks; doing so can save you pain and money in the long run. You simply can’t predict how your tooth will crack or break. If your tooth suffers a more severe injury, you may need a tooth extraction instead of a crown. When a tooth does crack or break, dental crowns can treat it if there is enough tooth structure left. If you know that one of your teeth is vulnerable to injury, however, dental crowns can be a good preventive treatment. It’s a good way to avoid the pain and frustration—and sometimes, the added expense—that a dental emergency can cause.
They restore teeth that have been damaged by decay.
If one of your teeth needs a root canal due to severe decay, the treatment often requires your dentist to remove a sizable amount of your natural tooth; as a result, there often isn’t much natural tooth structure left. Dental crowns are cemented in place on top of your natural tooth, acting as a barrier against further decay.
This doesn’t mean that your tooth is impervious to future decay, however, as gum disease or a failing crown can still negatively affect your tooth. Maintaining a great oral hygiene routine and getting X-rays every few years to check on your crown and your overall oral health will help the crown protect your tooth from decay and ensure that it lasts as long as possible.
They protect your oral health and restore the function of your teeth.
Dental crowns protect your oral health in both the short and long term. They protect your teeth against decay and injury, strengthening them and allowing them to function like normal teeth. Although it might not seem like it at first, even putting a crown on a crooked tooth for cosmetic reasons protects your teeth against decay; crooked teeth are harder to clean properly, so they increase your likelihood of developing tooth decay or gum disease.
Dental crowns are also an integral part of two tooth replacement options: bridges and implants. Replacing a missing tooth with a bridge or an implant restores the function of your lost tooth and prevents your remaining teeth from shifting into the gap, which makes them harder to clean and increases your chances of tooth decay or gum disease. No matter the original reason for getting a crown, it will work to protect your oral health for years to come.
Dental crowns quickly transform your smile’s appearance.
Dental crowns are often used to restore teeth that have been damaged by an injury or decay, but they’re also used for cosmetic reasons, such as changing the appearance of teeth that are crooked, misshapen, or stained. Whether you’re getting a crown for cosmetic or restorative purposes, the crown will help to restore the appearance of your smile, so this is always a big aspect of your treatment.
The treatment process is customized for you to ensure that your goals are met and that you’ll love your new smile. This means that you can easily restore the appearance of a tooth or completely change the way it looks. You’ll work with your dentist to choose the shape, size, and shade of your crown. The crowns are made of a porcelain material that mimics the color and gloss of natural teeth perfectly, ensuring that your new crown blends in with your natural teeth; no one will be able to distinguish your natural teeth from your crown.
Improvements in technology also mean that crowns can completely transform your smile in just a single visit to our office. Dr. Lang will design your crown using a 3D digital model of your teeth, checking to ensure it fits into your bite perfectly. Once he is sure the details are right, your crown is milled right in our office in under an hour. This means you’ll only need to leave work a few hours early and get your mouth numbed once.
They help you to regain your confidence.
When you have a damaged, crooked, or stained tooth, it’s easy to feel self-conscious about your smile. You might even find yourself hesitating to smile in public because you’re worried about what other people will think. Thankfully, crowns allow you to regain a picture-perfect smile, and since you’re involved in choosing what your dental crown will look like, it won’t look cookie-cutter or out of place in your mouth. You’ll be able to smile confidently again, without a second thought about how your teeth look.
Although the idea of getting a dental crown can be nerve-wracking, improvements in technology have ensured that getting a crown is quick and easy. It’s one of the quickest and most effective ways you can restore or improve the function, health, and appearance of your smile.