Are Dental Crowns Right for You?
Dental crowns can be a good way to fix a smile that has a few chipped, cracked, or decaying teeth, but the term can conjure up images of mouths full of metal, which isn’t necessarily a good look! However, there are a wide range of materials available for dental crowns, from resin to porcelain, that protect your teeth and look natural.
Crowns are also often used when a tooth is so decayed that it can’t support a proper filling. Cosmetic dentists might use porcelain mounted to metal, or ceramic materials, to ensure a natural-looking crown that protects the tooth while looking and feeling just like your real teeth. Metal alloys are sometimes recommended for dental crowns because they last longer than other materials, but you don’t have to have a metal crown if you don’t want one.
When you choose to have a dental crown installed, your cosmetic dentist will examine your tooth (or teeth) and make a mold of them to be used for the permanent crown. They may install a temporary crown to protect your teeth while you wait for the permanent crown to be made. Once it’s ready, they’ll put the crown in place and seal it – sometimes this means that some of the tooth may have to be removed to fit the crown properly, but your dentist will talk to you about this before proceeding. The end result is a natural-looking smile and the preservation of your teeth. You’ll be able to eat, speak, and brush your teeth as normal. If you keep up with your dental hygiene, your crowns could last a decade or even longer.
Don’t risk your smile, or your dental health; if you think that you could benefit from getting dental crowns, speak to our team of cosmetic dentists at Studio B Smiles today to learn more.
We also provide dental crowns at our Downtown Phoenix Dental practice as well.