What Are the Many Ways Dental Crowns Can Help?

What Are the Many Ways Dental Crowns Can Help?

Wondering if you might be suffering from a cavity or other dental problem, like a chip or a crack caused by an accident or trauma? Have you lost a tooth or had to schedule an upcoming extraction? Many people don’t realize that dental crowns are one of the most versatile forms of restorative treatment, and one that can be used to beautifully restore a smile after damage or tooth loss. So, whether you need to replace a missing tooth, are in need of help protecting your smile after a tooth became badly damaged by decay, or if you have a broken tooth from chewing on a piece of ice, hard candy or even a pencil, a porcelain dental crown could be a great solution for your smile!

Address Damage or Decay with a Seamless Solution

While dental crowns were once made primarily out of metal, modern restorations are more often made of a dental-grade porcelain, which offers both cosmetic appeal and improved comfort. That is because porcelain can be carefully crafted to look like surrounding teeth, so the resulting restoration blends nearly seamlessly within the smile, creating a confidence-inducing restorative treatment. Plus, porcelain conducts less heat than metal, making it more comfortable for many patients, though especially those with metal allergies or sensitivities.

Porcelain is also incredibly durable, which makes it possible for patients to enjoy their porcelain crowns for more than ten years with proper care! (Porcelain veneers can last similarly long periods of time.)

Enjoy a Durable and Beautiful Replacement Tooth

In the case of lost or extracted teeth, porcelain crowns can be used to help complete the smile. They make beautiful replacement teeth, but they can also be used to help anchor a dental bridge.

In Need of Restorative Dentistry?

Are you in need of a dental restoration? Talk to your dentist about whether a porcelain crown could help. Call Lake Forest Dental Arts in Lake Forest, IL, today at 847-234-0517 to schedule a restorative consultation.