Did your last cup of cocoa cause you to wince, instead of smile? Have you given up on enjoying Christmas cookies, because it causes you such great dental discomfort? Were you involved in an accident that left one of your teeth chipped or cracked? If so, have you considered that it might be time for restorative dentistry? Restorations, like porcelain crowns, can help improve comfort and confidence. So if you are ready to get back to enjoying the holiday season, without the annoyance of dental pain, it is time to talk to your dentist about restorative treatment, like a crown.
What Makes Crowns So Effective?
Dental crowns are one of the most commonly recommended forms of dental restoration, and that is because they offer strong and sturdy protection for fragile teeth. For instance, crowns can be used to protect teeth that have become damaged by:
- Chipped or cracked teeth, such as those impacted by accidents or
- Deeply decayed teeth, from untreated cavities
- Visibly worn teeth, often caused by subconscious teeth grinding
- After root canal treatment, to address an infection
How Long Will Treatment Last?
Some of the benefits of choosing a porcelain crown include the beautiful, natural-looking restorations they can provide. From the size and shape of the natural tooth, to the shading and sheen, porcelain crowns are carefully created to look natural within each patient’s smile.
Porcelain is also incredibly durable, which allows patients to enjoy their restorative crowns, or cosmetic veneers, for many years, with proper preventive care. In fact, because porcelain is so similar to natural tooth enamel, crowns can also be cared for just like natural teeth, with gentle toothpaste.