When was the last time you sat down to enjoy a meal, without worrying about your teeth, more particularly pain ruining the experience? If you have suffered trauma to a tooth, and been left with noticeable damage as a result, you may even avoid smiling, because you don’t want people to see your smile’s imperfections. Fortunately, modern restorative dentistry makes it possible to address most causes of concern with beautiful and comfortable results, so you can get back to smiling and dining, confidently, soon!
What’s Causing Discomfort or Concern?
The first step in devising any dental treatment plan, whether restorative or cosmetic in nature, is simply determining the extent of the problem. In the case of decay and other damage, or after a trauma that could have left a tooth intrinsically damaged, the dentist will generally use a dental x-ray to determine the extent of the damage. A restorative option can then be chosen accordingly.
In the case of many dental issues, including deep cavities, chips and cracks, porcelain crowns are a popular restorative option!
Enjoy Natural-looking Restoration with a Porcelain Crown
Porcelain crowns are actually a versatile option for treatment, because of how durable they are, along with the natural-looking benefits they present. For instance, porcelain can be shaded and crafted to sit flush within the smile, creating a restoration that is not easily spotted. Since porcelain conducts less heat than metal, many find porcelain crowns more comfortable than metal crowns, as well.
Plus, since a crown is a stain resistant and long-lasting form of restoration, not only can crowns be used to protect fragile or damaged teeth, but they can also be used to help address tooth loss. Whether you choose a full crown to replace a single lost tooth, or a dental bridge to complete the smile, crowns will likely be used to help create a comfortable, and natural-looking restoration!
Is It Time for Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry can help prevent infection, extraction, and worsening dental pain. Call Lake Forest Dental Arts in Lake Forest, IL, today at 847-234-0517 to schedule a restorative appointment. Lake Forest Dental Arts serves residents of Chicago and all surrounding communities.