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Can Dental Crowns Restore Your Smile?

Dental crowns are a widely used treatment in restorative dentistry, often employed to address cosmetic and functional dental issues. These robust and customizable fixtures could enhance the balance of your smile while providing long-lasting results.

Dental crowns are a widely used treatment in restorative dentistry, often employed to address cosmetic and functional dental issues.

The Use of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns have a variety of applications. They can complete a dental implant, restore damaged or chipped teeth, repair teeth following root canal procedures, improve aesthetics, manage overcrowding issues, fill gaps between teeth that cannot be closed with fillings alone, or replace existing dental fillings.

Different Types of Dental Crowns

There is an array of crown types available, including zirconia crowns, porcelain fused-to-metal crowns, gold crowns, and ceramic ones. However, porcelain crowns are frequently favored due to their natural appearance and durability. Porcelain is stain-resistant and blends well with your natural tooth color for seamless restoration results.

When Do You Need A Dental Crown?

If you have misshapen or discolored teeth that affect your ability to eat or speak normally; if traditional whitening treatments fail to remove stains caused by genetics or medication; if you need stabilization after a root canal procedure – these situations all call for the use of dental crowns. A broken tooth not only poses aesthetic concerns but also exposes nerves, causing pain when eating or drinking hot/cold substances. In such cases, too, a crown effectively replaces the broken part, alleviating discomfort. Cracked teeth expose the pulp, making them vulnerable to infection and risking further damage as they may splinter into multiple pieces. A crown seals off cracks, preventing infections from spreading, and holds together fractured parts, preserving the original tooth structure whenever possible. In addition, dental implants crowned with custom-made caps closely resemble natural dentition both aesthetically & functionally, hence considered as the gold standard in tooth replacement.

The Dental Crown Process

The process of placing a dental crown usually requires two visits to the dentist. First, your dentist will find an ideal material and shade that matches the color of your existing teeth for your new crown. Impressions of your teeth are then taken to create the custom-fit crown. In the interim period, a temporary one is placed for comfort. During the second visit, once your final permanent crown is ready, it’s fitted in place, replacing the temporary one with any necessary adjustments made to ensure proper function & strength without compromising on comfort. In conclusion, dental crowns can be an effective solution in restorative dentistry, providing both functional restoration and cosmetic enhancement, thereby restoring not just smiles but also confidence!