Dental crowns are essential for a variety of reasons. Get the facts on how and why dental crowns can help improve your smile. If a tooth needs strengthening a dental crown is an excellent way to improve the tooth’s structure and retain function. A crown provides a stable chewing surface and when a tooth is injured, broken or cracking, can help prevent it from needing to be extracted.
A dental crown is a cover that fits over the tooth. This helps to allow you to consume food you used to enjoy, but may not have been able to eat due to dental pain. They are extremely durable and allow you to protect the tooth’s structure.
Dental crowns used to only be made of metal. Now patients are fortunate enough to have options when it comes to the type of crown they can get. Crowns can be made of porcelain – a material that will match the color of the rest of your teeth. A dental crown can last a long time. When they are taken care of, crowns may not need to be replaced for years to come. Once the crown is placed you are able to eat and consume food that you used to love and enjoy.
For more information on dental crowns and other cosmetic procedures that can improve the health of your smile, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.