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Could a Dental Crown Fix Your Smile?

Are you worried that a cavity has progressed to the point of an infection? Maybe your dentist has already informed you that you need root canal therapy, or some other form of restorative dental treatment. Fortunately, dental crowns can frequently be used to help restore the oral health, and improve the overall appearance of the smile. They can also improve a patient’s comfort while chewing, and even help complete a smile after tooth loss. So if you have postponed restorative treatment, for fear how it will change the look or feel of your smile, it’s time to stop worrying. Instead, talk to your dentist about the potential benefits of a dental crown!

When Are Dental Crowns the Answer?

Dental crowns are frequently the best way to protect damaged or fragile teeth. In fact, they can be used to effectively treat a wide variety of dental issues, including:

  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Badly worn teeth (possibly due to subconscious teeth grinding)
  • Cavities requiring more extensive treatment than a simple dental filling
  • Crowns can also be used to complete a smile after tooth loss, especially when created as part of a dental bridge or dental implant

Options for a Strong and Durable Restoration

Dental crowns are popular forms of restoration, because they provide both a durable and often beautiful way to cope with dental problems. That is because crowns come in a variety of materials, one of the most commonly selected of which is porcelain.

Porcelain is similar to natural teeth, due to its strength and stain-resistance. These traits allow porcelain crowns to last for many years, and give patients confidence and comfort while chewing and speaking!