Dental Crowns Help Keep Your Smile Healthy and Beautiful
Our teeth experience a lot of wear and tear throughout our lives. Think of all the work your mouth does on a daily basis. From chewing ice and grinding your teeth to eating an apple and forgetting to brush, your pearly whites can be harmed from common actions. There are many treatments that can help you protect your teeth from life’s wear and tear, but one of the more effective and beneficial treatments is having your teeth crowned.
Your Teeth Don’t Have to be Sensitive with Dental Crowns
A dental crown has many purposes and benefits for your mouth’s overall health and look. The crown, which is actually a “cap,” rests on the top of a damaged or worn-down tooth and is sealed in place by a dental-grade cement. One of the reasons for a dental crown to be installed is to relieve the discomfort and pain often associated with common dental procedures.
Cavities and tooth decay are some of the more unfortunate results of not keeping your mouth clean and healthy. When decay does happen, what matters is that you take action to fix the decay. Particularly, bad cavities and decay that require big fillings or taxing root canals can leave the tooth sensitive and weak.
A dental crown can seal your newly filled tooth, warding off discomfort and sensitivity that may exist due to procedures. Getting a crown after a filling or root canal can also fortify the tooth to prevent further damage and cracking. A dental crown can also compensate for a severely worn-down tooth, restoring the tooth to its original size and luster.
A Smile Suited for a King
Crowns are made specifically for you and your mouth. The cap will fit your tooth and mouth perfectly. As for colors, a crown will come in a variety of types and colors ranging in options from an alloy metal to a porcelain crown. With a crown, you can expect an exact match that fits not only your tooth but also your preferences.
Though having a crown placed over a tooth is most commonly a restorative treatment, many people are opting to have a dental crown placed for its cosmetic benefits. Similar to a veneer, a crown can be placed to correct a range of cosmetic problems from discoloration to chips, cracks, and fractures. A crown can not only protect your mouth, but also make your smile really shine.
Crowns are as Easy as 1-2-3
Of all the dental procedures, having a crown placed on your tooth is one of the more straightforward procedures to have. Once your damaged tooth’s enamel is considered both clean and healthy, the tooth is shaped in order to hold the crown. An impression of the tooth will be taken by your dentist and shipped to your dentist’s trusted lab partner. In the meantime, a temporary crown will be placed over the re-shaped tooth to protect it from further damage.
Once your new crown arrives at your dentist’s office and is ready for application, your dentist will take a few final scans of your mouth to make sure your new crown won’t affect your mouth or bite in any way. After one final look-over, your new dental crown will be permanently cemented to your concerning tooth.
A crown is just one of the many steps in keeping your mouth healthy and your smile beautiful. At Bonaventure Dental Care, we’ll walk you through every step of the way, from crowns to cleanings, and help you keep your mouth happy and healthy.