Dental crowns are versatile and useful appliances that your dentist can use in a variety of ways. When your dentist suggests a dental crown, then, it may not be clear, at least initially, why you need a crown. To help put your mind at ease as you begin the process of receiving a dental crown, here are three possible reasons why your dentist might recommend a dental crown for you.
Cover A Weak Tooth
One job that dental crowns do especially well is to cover and protect vulnerable teeth. Therefore, if your dentist suggests a dental crown for you, this may be the condition they are trying to correct. If, for example, one of your teeth had a large cavity or multiple cavities that resulted in a large filling, your dentist may go ahead and use a crown to protect that tooth from further damage.
Since not much original tooth material is left, a crown will ensure that the filling stays in place and that no further plaque buildup can take place. This can help save a lot of money and pain since you'll still be able to keep a small part of your original tooth.
Finish An Implant
If one or more of your teeth are missing, you may have chosen dental implants to restore the original beauty of your smile. However, dental implants, in and of themselves, are simply metal posts that are inserted into your jawbone. It's the crown that goes on top of the jawbone that provides the appearance of a healthy and beautiful tooth where one didn't exist before. Implant crowns come in all shapes and sizes to match the appearance of your existing teeth. This will give you a beautiful and confident smile that you can enjoy for years to come.
If one or more of your teeth aren't particularly damaged but still don't look that great, crowns may be used to improve the appearance of your smile. Dental crowns can be attached to teeth that have become discolored for a variety of reasons, resulting in that picture-perfect smile you've always dreamed of. Since these crowns are placed over teeth whose structures are healthy, the crowns will have a solid foundation to rest on, producing great results.
While the thought of any dental procedure can intimidate some people, inserting dental crowns is one of the most common and routine procedures within dentistry. By speaking with your dentist in advance, you will be able to fully understand what will be done and what types of results you can expect. This will allow you to move forward toward a renewed smile with complete confidence.
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