Your smile may be one of the first things people notice about you. First impressions are important, so it’s best to present a clean, healthy, bright smile. If your teeth aren’t looking as nice as you’d like, ask your dentist for recommendations for improvement.
Dental crowns are one of the best options for restoring a tooth’s shape, size, and strength, all of which can improve its appearance. Crowns can also attach bridges, protect a weakened tooth from breaking, or completely restore one that has already become cracked or broken. Crowns can also cover teeth that are discolored or have a strange shape, and they can be used to cover a dental implant.
The crown itself is a little cap shaped like a tooth that sits over top of the original (or partial) tooth. Once cemented into place, a crown fully covers the portion of the original tooth that is visible at and above the gum line.
There are many reasons why a patient might require a dental crown. A crown can keep a tooth that’s been weakened by decay from breaking apart, or can restore a previously broken tooth. Teeth that have been worn down from grinding benefit from crowns. Cosmetic modifications are possible with crowns.
Even children can have a crown placed on a baby tooth to save it, in the event the weakened tooth may not be able to support a filling. Crowns can protect the teeth of children with a high risk of tooth decay.
Teeth that have crowns aren’t protected from gum disease or tooth decay. A good oral hygiene routine must be followed, including brushing teeth, flossing, and rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash every day, and visiting your dentist for regular check-ups. Dental crowns can definitely help make your smile healthy and beautiful! For more information, please contact:
Webster Cosmetic Dentistry, Ltd.
1121 Warren Ave., Downers Grove, IL 60515
Ph: (630) 663-0554