Real-Life Results: Dr. Asbury’s Porcelain Crowns Rebuild Severely Worn Teeth
As time passes, our teeth begin to weaken. Large cavities, pressure from chronic grinding, and physical trauma can put our teeth in danger of cracks and breaks. Taking action before our teeth succumb to breaks will preserve natural structure and help prevent the need for a root canal or extraction. Porcelain crowns will encompass and protect weakened teeth while improving the look of your smile. And we think that’s a winning combination.
Dental Crowns: Past and Present
Crowns weren’t always an aesthetic treatment. Once upon a time, getting a crown meant covering a tooth in gold or silver. This had predictably negative effects on the smile in question, darkening teeth and disturbing unity. The next development came with porcelain fused to metal crowns, or PFMs. While these crowns offered some invisibility, they still came with a grey tinge and unsightly gum lines.
All-porcelain crowns provide both strength and subtlety. They add to the tooth’s structure, providing fresh material and support. But they are also made entirely of porcelain, and look wholly natural. The color of your crowns will blend with your surrounding teeth. You will gain all the advantages of a crown without the downsides.
Reasons to Get Dental Crowns
Crowns are appropriate in so many situations, so we’ve listed the three main instances in which crowns are helpful:
- Strengthening a tooth – When tooth structure has been damaged by decay or an accident, the tooth may falter. It could succumb to a serious break or to infection without fresh support. A dental crown will cap the tooth and protect remaining structure. Crowns are also helpful after root canals, to preserve the treated teeth.
- Improving a tooth’s appearance – The cosmetic changes possible with dental crowns are too numerous to list; suffice it to say that crowns can make nearly any alteration possible. Because they add a great deal of structure, they can be right for more involved changes than porcelain veneers. Several crowns will completely rebuild and transform your smile.
- Replacing a missing tooth – A crown paired with a dental implant will replace the entirety of a tooth, both above and below the gum line. Crowns are also an indispensable component of dental bridges.
Can I Pair Crowns with Dental Implants?
Absolutely. If you’ve heard about all that dental implants offer and are hoping to replace a single tooth, pairing an implant with a crown will have you looking (and feeling) completely natural. Even better, you’ll be able to brush, floss, and eat with your restoration just like it’s the real thing.
Crowns will rebuild your smile while enhancing its natural beauty. Learn more by getting in touch with our office – just fill out the quick form to the right.