Ask Your Cosmetic Dentist about Dental Crowns
Whether it results from years of wear and tear, or an accident, tooth damage is fairly common. If you are looking for a way to restore a damaged tooth, talk to your cosmetic dentist about dental crowns. Dental crowns are regularly used to cover, protect, and repair the following types of tooth damage:
·Broken or cracked teeth
·Severely decayed teeth
·A missing tooth
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped piece of porcelain or metal that your cosmetic dentist fits over your existing tooth. Porcelain is most commonly used because it mirrors the esthetic qualities of natural tooth enamel. In addition to having the same translucent quality, it is more stain-resistant than other materials. As technology advances, porcelain crowns are being fabricated to withstand greater chewing pressure as well.
A cosmetic dentist usually recommends dental crowns for teeth that can’t be restored by less invasive procedures like porcelain veneers. With dental crowns, you benefit from restored chewing capacity, strength, shape, and appearance of your tooth. Your cosmetic dentist will take great care to make sure that your new tooth matches the color, shape, and contours of your natural teeth so that it blends right into your smile. Many cosmetic dentists are utilizing new technology that allows them to fabricate your dental crown right there in an in-office milling machine. While traditionally you have to wear a temporary crown while your permanent crown is made in a lab, this new technology allows you to have your dental crown placed in one day!
Ask your cosmetic dentist about dental crowns as an option for restoring damaged teeth. To find a cosmetic dentist near you, use our Crown Council locator on this page.