How Your Teeth Can Benefit From Crowns
We want to keep our teeth as healthy and strong as possible. If we have issues with our teeth, dental crowns can be used on the teeth to improve their appearance and even save teeth we may otherwise lose. Let’s learn about dental crowns and why your dental care provider may recommend them.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are a covering put over teeth. They can be made out of numerous materials depending upon where the tooth is, how it’s used, and the amount of the tooth needing coverage.
The materials used for crowns range from ceramic to porcelain or metal. Once the crown is placed, the tooth will look natural, especially with ceramic or porcelain crowns that mimic the look of the natural tooth enamel.
Getting crowns put on the teeth may be done in one day or may take longer. In the multistep process, you will have a part of the tooth filed down and then molds will be taken of your mouth. Your dentist will fit you with a temporary crown while a lab uses the molds of your teeth to make your permanent one. You will come back when your permanent crown is ready to have it fitted and attached to your tooth.
Same-day crowns use digital imaging and special machines to custom make a crown in a few hours in the dentist’s office. The dentist will then permanently attach your crown in place.
When Are Dental Crowns Needed?
Your dental care provider may recommend you getting a crown if:
- Your teeth have cracked or broken
- Your teeth have been weakened by decay or a root canal
- Your teeth have sustained a significant amount of wear from chewing or grinding
- Your teeth are misshapen or severely discolored
- You are missing at least one tooth and are receiving a bridge
Dental crowns are an extremely versatile method of treatment. They can be used to help a wide variety of oral issues.
Benefits Of Dental Crowns
Dentists and patients like dental crowns for numerous reasons,including :
- They are long lasting and durable
- They can restore the natural size,shape,and appearance of teeth
- They look like your natural teeth
- They help ensure your teeth are safe and strong
- They protect weakened teeth from bacteria and decay
Dental crowns protect teeth from further damage or breakage. They can help patents retain natural teeth that may otherwise need to be removed for medical or safety reasons. They can also be used to improve the aesthetic appeal of your smile and give you the pearly white teeth you want.
If you want to see whether you could be a good candidate for a dental crown treatment, call to book an appointment today with the team at Schultz Family Dental. They can help you to get your teeth looking their best in no time.