Your smile is one of your most important features. It has a profound effect on your level of confidence, which is why you very likely keep your mouth closed when you smile if you have missing, broken, or rotting teeth. It isn’t a pretty sight, and you know it. That’s why your smile is affected, and people might think that you are unhappy to see them when you don’t smile with your teeth. The good news is that we can help you restore an imperfect smile with a dental crown.
A dental crown works like a cover. It’s fitted to the tooth that needs repair. It fights right over it and improves the look of your smile by one hundred percent. It looks and operates just like a real tooth. We deal with dental crowns on a daily basis, helping our patients feel more comfortable with their appearance.
When is A Dental Crown Needed?
Dental crowns are used for a myriad of reasons. Patients with missing teeth and weak teeth are both candidates for dental crowns. You might also require a crown if you have one of the following dental issues:
- Broken teeth
- Worn down teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Other reasons
There are reasons that are far more medically complicated than we have listed above that might require you to obtain a dental crown. For instance, if you need cosmetic work after an accident, crowns might be the answer to your dental issues. Teeth that might already have significant fillings and not much actual tooth left in place often look unsightly, and we might recommend that you put a dental crown on top of it to make it appear cleaner and more slightly.
There are Many Types of Crowns
There is not a one-size fits all crown for dental patients. Depending on your mouth, your allergies and a number of other factors, we might recommend that you use a certain material in your mouth as a crown. We can offer you a stainless steel crown. We recommend these primarily for children. Metal crowns are used in the back of the mouth to cover molars you cannot see when you smile. They are strong and durable, which is what makes them a good idea for teeth that do the most chewing and work.
Porcelain crows are very good for front teeth. They are matched in color to your current teeth, but they do wear faster and more often than other materials that you might use on a crown. All-resin crowns are the most cost=effective, but they are more likely to break and fracture than any other material.
Some crowns are permanent and others are temporary. Depending on your particular needs, we might offer you a temporary crown to wear for the time being while you wait for a permanent crown to be created for your mouth shape. We will take X-rays and moldings of your mouth so that we can send them off to a third-party dental laboratory. This is the lab that fits the molding to the material and makes a perfect match to further create a perfect smile.
Crowns are very commonly used in our logan dental practice. Whether you are in an accident or you have everyday wear and tear on your teeth, you can consider a crown to help improve the overall look of your smile. The process can be time-consuming based on a number of different factors, but it is all worth it in the end when you feel the confidence you receive with a new and improved smile. Our dental professionals work hard to ensure you are happy with your new smile.