Broken, damaged or missing teeth can have a negative impact not only on your self-esteem, but sometimes on your overall health as well. One treatment that is commonly recommended by dentists in these situations are dental crowns – and for good reason. Dental crowns have many benefits which we will discuss in this article.
- Dental crowns look completely natural.
Most dental crowns today are made out of a molded porcelain material that is custom-made to match the shape and colour of your natural teeth. Your dentist will work to ensure the crown fits perfectly into your smile – so no one will know that you have a prosthetic tooth unless you tell them!
- Dental crowns are very strong.
Dental crowns not only look like your natural teeth, but they function like them as well, providing all the chewing support that you need. This means that once your crown is in place, you can continue to enjoy all the foods that you love.
- Dental Crowns offer protection.
Crowns may be used either to cap an existing tooth that is damaged or to provide the visible part of a dental implant. When a crown is used to cap an existing tooth, it provides important protection so that the existing tooth does not become more damaged or infected.
- Crowns are easy to care for.
Dental crowns do not require any special maintenance beyond what you should already be doing for your natural teeth. Simply brush and floss and keep up with your regular dental appointments.
- Dental crowns are long lasting.
How long a dental crown lasts will depend a lot on how well you care for it, but it is not unusual for crowns to last for ten years or longer before they need to be replaced!
- Crowns are very versatile.
Dental crowns may be used in a wide variety of dental treatments. They may be used to cap a tooth that is broken or has been severely damaged; they may be used as the “tooth” part of a dental implant or they may be used on either side of a bridge as a support.
If you think you might benefit from a dental crown or if you would like to learn more about this treatment option, contact Sapphire Dental today. One of our dentists would be happy to see you for an appointment.