Did you know that 3.5 billion people around the world suffer from oral diseases?
Mitigating factors such as injury, poor dental maintenance, and other underlying medical issues can lead to tooth decay and periodontal diseases that require orthodontist intervention.
Luckily, these dental dilemmas, both medically and cosmetically, can be resolved by getting dental crowns.
Deciding if crowns are right for you? Here’s a guide on the 7 undeniable benefits of dental crowns.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are artificial teeth that fit over your natural teeth in the form of a cap. The structure of the crown keeps your tooth from breaking apart and creating further damage.
Hard materials such as ceramic, porcelain, stainless steel, and other metals make up the crown. Once inserted they can be removable, permanent, or a mixture of both.
To clean and maintain, the dental professional removes the cement adhesive off the permanents, while the temporary crowns clip off your tooth.
1) The Procedure Is Simple
It can take one or more appointments to treat any medical issues before the cap placement, but the procedure of cap installment itself is very simple and minimally invasive. A basic crown fitting consists of:
- Prepping the tooth by shaping and filing
- Making the mold of the crown
- Attaching the crown in a fixed/removable way of your choosing
With a small dose of anesthetic, the final result is a uniform look that’s indistinguishable from your real teeth.
2) Protects Weak Enamel
Enamel is the outer layer of your teeth that protects them from harmful chemicals and damage. Certain factors such as acidic foods and improper oral care can cause the enamel to break down, resulting in enamel erosion.
Once the enamel wears away it cannot regenerate. If left untreated your teeth can become sensitive to temperatures and can even result in serious pain.
Dental crowns cover sensitive teeth and act as a shield that prevents further discomfort.
3) Whitens Discolored Teeth
There are many causes for teeth discoloration that daily teeth brushing cannot resolve. Things such as foods eaten, plaque, tartar, and even genetics, all play a role as to why you may feel like your teeth lack shine.
Dental crowns design to create the appearance of a whiter and shinier smile that can last longer than teeth whitening.
Cosmetically, dental crowns are custom-made to create the perfect tooth coloring unique to each individual’s smile.
4) Protects Fractured Teeth
Physical tooth damage can be painful and without protection, can cause daily tasks, such as eating, to become unbearable. Cracks, chips, and fractures leave your tooth exposed to harmful bacteria and risks for infection.
A crown cover can prevent further damage to the tooth while allowing the orthodontist to make necessary repairs. It’s placed down to the gumline for overall tooth protection.
This means that you do not have to avoid eating food, worry about the integrity of the tooth, or deal with uncomfortable pressure.
5) Protects Teeth After Surgical Procedures
Certain dental procedures, such as a root canal treatment, can be invasive as they expose the pulp chambers in hopes of ridding it of bacteria. Once completed, exposure to external extremities must be limited to prevent pain.
Getting a cap after implant surgery is very common, and often recommended to prevent any complications.
Similar to fractured scenarios, a crown can seal the exposed tooth until it fully heals.
6) Reshapes Your Smile
Many people battle insecurities they may have about their misshapen teeth, so much so that it leads to them shutting out from the rest of the world. When they choose to get cosmetic crowns, they choose to no longer live their life afraid anymore.
Dental crowns are commonly chosen by those in professional careers that need their appearance to perform their jobs. Many actors and actresses define their dental crown services as the thing that changed their lives and careers for the better.
Even without the job title, crowns create confidence in yourself that enhances your overall wellbeing.
7) Safe to Install and Last for Years
It’s natural to worry about the safety of getting dental crowns, but the risks involved are minimal. So little in fact that this is performed on children’s teeth as well.
There are a few reasons, similar to adults, that a crown may be used on a child’s primary teeth:
- To save a tooth that has been so damaged by decay that it can’t support a filling
- To protect the teeth of a child at high risk for tooth decay, especially when a child has difficulty keeping up with daily oral hygiene
- To decrease the frequency of general anesthesia for children unable to fully cooperate with the requirements of proper dental care because of age, behavior, or medical history
The materials used to create dental crowns last a long time and withstand the trauma of chewing, biting, and grinding food. With great oral hygiene and regular exams, your crowns can last upwards of 30 years.
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By getting dental crowns, you are investing in not only your dental health but also a higher quality of life. Even if the goal is to have the confidence enough to smile, Curtis R Couch DDS is there to give you the highest quality of dental care.
Our office specializes in cosmetic, implant, and general dentistry.
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