If you ever have a cavity, experience pain or discomfort while chewing, or your tooth is injured from some kind of accident, there is one restorative solution that can come to the rescue.
To keep a damaged tooth from getting worse and to protect your oral health, the marvelous and talented dental crown is often relied upon to preserve your smile.
Today, our team at Highland Advanced Dental Care is giving dental crowns some much deserved love and attention for all the ways the keep your teeth strong and healthy!
Dental Crowns Are Multi-Talented Restorations
The most common restoration in dentistry is the dental crown. It fits tightly over a tooth that’s been damaged or compromised for whatever reason. Once placed, it’s given some fine tuning by Dr. LoCascio so it replicates your natural teeth and blends in with your smile seamlessly.
A Look At The Many Talents Of Dental Crowns
It’s not usually given its deserved attention, but dental crowns are responsible for saving smiles every single day thanks to its many talents.
Here are some of the most common ways crowns can preserve the health and appearance of your teeth:
Restore & Strengthen Teeth
Our tooth enamel is incredibly strong by design. That doesn’t mean it can suffer from life’s little accidents.
If you have a cavity, you have holes that have already broken through your enamel, which weakens it. If the growth of a cavity is significant enough, you may not be able to have it filled with a standard method. This is where a dental crown can help.
A crown can be used to cover a tooth with a large cavity to restore it and keep it strong and protected against further decay.
Repair Damaged Teeth
Everyone knows how important a physically active lifestyle is to your health.
But it does put you at a higher risk for dental injuries. You might trip while running on the track, take an elbow to the mouth during a basketball game, or suffer a blow to the face by sporting equipment.
Any time you’re injured near the mouth, your teeth are directly in the line of fire and can get chipped, cracked, or broken.
To save your tooth before the damage worsens or the tooth gets weaker, a dental crown may be used to cover any damage to protect your tooth, your smile, and your oral health.
Replace Missing Teeth
As if repairing, restoring, and strengthening your teeth weren’t enough, dental crowns can actually be used to replace a missing tooth, as well.
This is made possible with what’s called a dental bridge. A dental crown is placed in the empty space to serve as a replacement tooth.
The teeth on either side of it are capped by crowns, too, to lock the replacement tooth in place.
It’s just another way dental crowns can save your smile!
Solve Cosmetic Smile Problems
Like anything that’s damaged, the consequences to your teeth are twofold.
First, there’s the issue of how that damage may affect the function of your tooth.
But equally as important to our patients is the cosmetic problem a damaged tooth creates for your smile.
When a tooth is injured, it can become dark and discolored. A tooth may start to look a little rough around the edges from years of eating, teeth grinding, or chewing on pencils. Car accidents or sports injuries can leave chips or cracks behind in their wake.
All these are unsightly flaws that only had to the problems you might already be facing in terms of your oral health.
Dental crowns look incredibly natural, matching the rest of your teeth in color and shape so much that people won’t even notice you’ve had restorative treatment.
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Your teeth need to be protected so they can work for you as long as possible. That’s possible with a nutritious diet, proper daily oral hygiene, and routine professional cleanings and exams.
But there are times when teeth will need some help from threats like wear and tear, accidents, or tooth decay.
Dental crowns are often relied upon by Dr. LoCascio, and you might benefit from these talented restorations to preserve the health of your teeth and the appearance of your smile.