Dental crowns provide full coverage that will restore function and cosmetics for damaged teeth. In the past, crowns used to be made of gold; today contemporary dental crowns are usually made of durable ceramic and provide cosmetic appeal while restoring function, protection, and strength to the teeth. With no metal, crowns can create a beautiful, natural-looking smile. Below are some of the individuals who should consider and can benefit from dental crowns.
Cracked or Worn Down Teeth
When teeth crack, it is usually due to unhealthy habits such as chewing on ice, opening packages with your teeth, grinding or clenching your teeth, etc. Teeth that have cracked or worn down due to excessive pressure or accidental injury may need to be fitted with porcelain crowns. Crowns offer protection by stabilizing and binding broken teeth together. They can also improve speech patterns that have been adversely affected by cracked or broken teeth.
Tooth Decay or Root Canal
If your teeth have severely broken down due to tooth decay or if you have had a root canal, you could benefit from dental crowns. Dental crowns offer restorative benefits for full tooth function, allowing you to speak and chew comfortably. The crown acts as a cap that encases the tooth, protecting it against further decay and the buildup of plaque.
Limited Tooth Spacing
While orthodontia is the primary method of treating poor tooth spacing, dental crowns or veneers are a viable option if there are time constraints or if the teeth are badly misshapen, diseased, or broken. In these cases, there are clear cosmetic and functional benefits of dental crowns.
Cosmetic Dental Issues
Cosmetic dental issues such as tooth discoloration, misshapen teeth, or missing teeth can make you feel embarrassed about your smile. Dental crowns can improve the appearance of your smile by correcting the apparent length, width, and color of your teeth. They can also be attached to a dental bridge to restore missing teeth. Porcelain dental crowns are stain resistant and mimic the brightness and translucency of natural teeth. Thus, crowns can effectively improve the appearance of your teeth and give you more confidence in your smile.
Individuals with dentures can have their dentures replaced by dental crowns. Dental crowns will not slip or shift out of place like dentures can, and crowns will increase your comfort whereas dentures can irritate your gums or jaw. Dental crowns can also improve speech patterns due to their increased stability and permanence.
Individuals with damaged teeth, cosmetic dental issues, and dentures can all benefit from dental crowns. Crowns offer substantial solutions and can last as many as fifteen years if you take good care of them.
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