Few dental services are as versatile as dental crowns.
You can get crowns for restorative reasons and for cosmetic reasons. Because of the advances in the materials used to make crowns, you can revive the full function of your teeth as well.
Crowns have done so much for so many of our patients in and around Aberdeen, SD. Today, we want to give you an idea of the ways a crown could be beneficial for you or someone you care about.
To get one, call (605) 277-9049 to make an appointment at Aberdeen Smiles.
The Restorative Basics
For centuries, crowns have been used to repair damaged teeth. Today, that includes all of the following:
• Broken teeth
• Chipped teeth
• Cracked teeth
• Decayed teeth
• Worn-down teeth
• Infected teeth
• Missing teeth
For all the problems listed above except missing teeth, a crown can be made to cap the tooth. For most of the issues mentioned, we simply reshape your tooth. In doing so, we leave behind the healthy, strong parts of the tooth to act as an abutment to support your crown. When your zirconia crown is bonded in place, you will be able to bite and chew without pain once again.
If you have an infected tooth, a crown is often the final step in a root canal treatment. This involves removing infected tissue from inside the tooth, filling the tooth with a special rubbery material to reduce your risk of reinfection, then covering the tooth with a crown to restore its appearance and function.
If you are missing a tooth, the best solution in modern dentistry is an implant-supported crown. By getting a dental implant, you are replacing the root of your lost tooth. When you add a crown, you have a complete tooth replacement that looks and feels like the real thing.
The Cosmetic Advantage
We noted above that our crowns are made of zirconia. This is one of the most durable ceramics available, which makes it important for restoring the function of your teeth. At the same time, this matches the appearance of natural teeth, which means it offers cosmetic benefits as well.
With that in mind, you can use a crown to fix:
• Discolored teeth
• Misshapen teeth
• Undersized teeth
And since these crowns are durable, you can count on your new teeth looking good for years to come.
Change Your Smile
Dental crowns can fix teeth that are broken, cracked, decayed, and much more. Today’s durable ceramics that also match the appearance of natural teeth. That means you can do even more with crowns to bring back your bite and your smile.
To find out if crowns are for you, plan a visit to our Aberdeen, SD dentist office soon. Call Aberdeen Smiles at (605) 277-9049 or contact us online to request your appointment.