Dental crowns were among the first forms of restorative dentistry, and over the centuries, their function hasn’t changed much. Advanced technology and dental materials allow for more effective and lifelike restorations, but a crown’s main purpose has always been the same – to save a tooth. At our Southlake, TX, dental office, we offer highly lifelike, custom-designed dental crowns that help your tooth recover from virtually any concern. Today, we explore just a few of the many reasons why dental crowns still remain a popular solution.
1. Make a blemished tooth look better
Today’s dental crowns are often crafted from the most realistic-looking dental materials, such as porcelain and zirconia. This gives them the ability to closely mimic the healthy, blemish-free appearance of nearly any tooth, and makes them an effective solution for improving a tooth that is severely blemished. For example, if a tooth is severely discolored, or has suffered damage such as a chip or fracture, then a porcelain crown can be placed over it to completely revitalize its appearance.
2. Make a damaged function better
In addition to their lifelike appearance, modern dental crowns also perform their most important duties more effectively than previous versions. Primarily, that includes restoring a tooth that has been damaged beyond what tooth bonding or a porcelain veneer can fix. A dental crown is placed completely over a tooth, protecting it from pressure when you bite and chew while preventing the damage to your tooth from becoming worse. Because every dental crown is custom-designed to the highly specific measurements of a tooth, it can conform more naturally to the shape and contour of the rest of your smile, ensuring that it properly restores your bite’s function.
3. Make a lost tooth no big deal
Losing a tooth is a big deal for several reasons, but one of the most important ones is that it increases your risks of losing more teeth in the future. Traditionally, dental crowns have been used to support fixed bridges to replace a lost tooth. Now, however, more patients benefit from replacing a lost tooth with a dental crown supported by a dental implant post. The implant post replaces the roots of your lost tooth, while the crown replaces the visible part of it.
Learn what a dental crown can do for you
Today’s modern dental crowns can serve a multitude of purposes, from improving a tooth’s appearance to restoring its integrity, and much more. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Gregory Wright, DDS in Southlake, TX today at (817) 481-7999. We also proudly serve patients who live in Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and all surrounding communities.