If you have spent weeks or months struggling in silence with dental pain, you really should go see your restorative dentist, sooner rather than later. Many people don’t realize that the teeth cannot repair themselves the way other parts of the body can. This means that when a tooth has become damaged, either due to acid erosion, excessive wear, trauma or other issues, the longer you delay dental treatment the more likely the problem is to progress. This can cause what were initially minor issues to become pretty big problems. For instance, a cavity can become a painful tooth infection, and a minor chip can worsen, threating loss of the tooth altogether. If you want to protect your smile from worsening pain, and also to enjoy it again, it’s time to talk to your restorative dentist about how a seamless smile solution, such as a porcelain crown, could help.
Could a Crown Be What Your Smile Needs?
In most cases, cavities can be treated with minimally invasive dental fillings. That said, if they have created extensive damage a crown might be advisable instead, since they tend to last longer thanks to porcelain’s strength.
If your teeth have been chipped, cracked, or otherwise damaged, the dentist might also recommend a porcelain dental crown. While these were once made primarily of metal, many patients prefer the benefits of dental-grade porcelain. Not only does it allow for natural-looking restorations, but the porcelain also conducts less heat than metal, making for improved comfort. Porcelain is also stain resistant, allowing for long-lasting restorations.
Crowns are so durable, they can actually be used as part of prosthetic solutions, as well, such as to hold dental bridges in place.
Need a dental Restoration?
Restorative dental treatment doesn’t have to be uncomfortable or obvious. Seamless solutions like porcelain crowns allow for confidence and comfort. To schedule a restorative consultation with Lake Forest Dental Arts in Lake Forest, IL, call today at 847-234-0517. We also proudly serve residents of West Forest Lake, Kennedy, Lake Bluff, Skokie, Junction, and all surrounding communities.