Dental Crowns Restore Damaged Teeth
posted: Aug. 16, 2021.
Are you worried that your damaged teeth will never look or feel the same again? Dental crowns, one of the restorations offered by your Laurens, SC, dentist, Dr. Nicholas Cost of Confident Smiles of Laurens, offer an excellent solution if you have tooth damage.
3 reasons you may need dental crowns
Dental crowns are hollow restorations that completely cover the top parts of your teeth. Before you receive crowns, your teeth must be reduced in size to ensure that the restorations fit comfortably. Dental crowns are cemented to teeth and don't budge when you chew and bite.
You might need a dental crown if:
- Your tooth is in danger of fracturing: Weak teeth can easily become fractured teeth if crowns aren't added to strengthen and protect them. Cracks are a common cause of fragile teeth. Even seemingly minor cracks can weaken teeth, increasing the risk of a broken tooth. Teeth may also weaken due to aging, root canal therapy, or large fillings.
- Your tooth broke: Perhaps you broke a few teeth during a fall or accident, or maybe your cracked tooth fractured when you bit into an apple. Adding a crown to your tooth will restore your normal biting and chewing ability. Crowns also end the pain that occurs when the broken ends of teeth are exposed to the air.
- You're unhappy with your appearance: In addition to causing pain and chewing difficulties, broken teeth can be very unattractive and can cut your mouth, lips, and tongue. Luckily, crowns restore your normal appearance and cover the sharp ends of broken teeth. Your crowns are made from impressions of your mouth to ensure that the restorations fit well and look natural.
Visiting our office in Laurens, SC for dental crowns may also be a good idea if you don't like the way an undamaged tooth looks. Crowns can hide discolorations and other imperfections, extend the length of teeth, and make oddly shaped teeth look more uniform. Thanks to CEREC same-day crowns, you'll only need to make one visit to the dental office to receive your crowns.
Do your damaged teeth need a little help? Ask your dentist in Laurens, SC, about dental crowns! Call Dr. Cost of Confident Smiles of Laurens at (864) 766-4636 to schedule your appointment.