Have you recently started suffering from discomfort or even heightened sensitivity, because of a dental issue that has yet to be diagnosed? While chewing on a hard candy, or even ice, did you recently chip or crack a tooth? Many people are tempted to ignore dental problems, particularly those that they believe to be only cosmetic in nature. But visible damage to a smile is often indication that the inside of a tooth has also been compromised. In any case, prompt restorative treatment is the best way to stop a dental issue from worsening over time, and to save your fragile tooth.
How Can Crowns Be Used for Restoration?
Dental crowns are one of the best ways to restore the smile. That is because they are durable, natural-looking, and can help to address a host of issues, from chips and cracks to deep cavities. Porcelain crowns are even commonly used as part of a dental prostheses, because of their longevity and cosmetic benefits.
Whether a crown, filling or other restoration is necessary, though, it’s important to remember that no dental issue should go untreated. That is because the teeth cannot repair themselves the way other parts of the body can.
Prompt restorative action, therefore, is crucial to restoring the smile and preventing worsening issues.
What Else Could a Crown Do for You?
While most commonly used as part of restorative treatment, crowns can also be used to help complete a smile after tooth loss, either as part of a dental bridge or even part of a dental implant.
Both these options allow for added security, when compared to an unsupported denture. Yet they are also natural-looking, because of crowns’ ability to be customized to match most any smile.