Do you need a teeth makeover? Cavities create urgent problems for teeth, and should be dealt with as soon as possible. With prompt care, it is possible to minimize the damage caused by decay. Unfortunately, many people will not realize they have a problem until they need more substantial care. While dental crowns are effective against more advanced decay, you might not realize that other oral health concerns can call for their placement, too. Dental damage may demand restorative support from a crown, as can wear and tear. If your smile is negatively impacted by a tooth in poor condition, your dentist can offer life-like crowns, or a more durable (but still attractive) porcelain-fused-to-metal crown.
What’s Causing Discomfort or Concern?
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!
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!
What Kind Of Problems Can Life-like Crowns Correct?
A dental crown is used when a tooth loses dental material because of a cavity, injury, or gradual wear and tear. These restorations also help when patients need to do something about congenitally weak or small teeth. Once placed, they can protect you from future issues, and they can offer the necessary strength to absorb biting and chewing pressures. Leaving a dental problem unaddressed can put your tooth at risk of being lost, and it can impact your ability to properly bite and chew. Negatively impacted dental function can lead to TMJ problems.
Enjoy a Natural-looking Teeth Makeover with Beautiful Crowns
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!
Making Changes To Your Appearance, And Your Oral Health, With Oral Care
If you are concerned about the state of your smile, a review from your dentist can identify what might be wrong, and what should be done to address the matter. Dental crowns offer great support because they can last for years, they can improve dental function, and they can address flaws with your appearance.
How Can a Life-Like Crown Help You Smile Again?
A dental crown can help to protect a damaged tooth by creating a tight seal against further wear as well as exposure to bacteria. It can also do so beautifully. That’s because modern crowns can be made of dental-grade porcelain, which is incredibly customizable and actually quite similar to natural tooth enamel. This allows for natural-looking restorations, which can last for more than a decade with proper care.
Is It Time for a Life-Like Crown?
Restorative dentistry can help prevent infection, extraction, and worsening dental pain. To schedule a consultation for your teeth makeover, call our office at 847-234-0517. We also proudly serve residents of Chicago and all surrounding communities in the Chicago Metro area.