Are you ready to smile with confidence and enjoy the food you love?
Since only 58% of American adults visit the dentist yearly, you already have a leg up over most people simply by going. Congratulations!
During these visits, doctors may prescribe a dental crown to help preserve your natural smile. They may do this to protect a weak tooth, stop small chipping from becoming a larger issue, or to fight against tooth decay.
Here, we’re going to talk about a few of the biggest advantages of getting a dental crown after a doctor prescribes one. Read on to improve your smile and overall health!
1. Preserve Your Natural Teeth
Even if you don’t have any preexisting oral health problems, dental crowns can work wonders in preserving your natural teeth.
This happens because crowns cover your natural teeth and stop natural shock from being dealt to them over time. Consider the amount of pressure that you put on your teeth when biting into hard foods, grinding vegetables, and ripping into meat. Over time, this can cause your teeth to decay. Crowns can absorb some of this shock without breaking or becoming damaged, which protects your teeth from wearing down.
If you do have low levels of tooth decay currently, crowns work to protect the nerves within your tooth that are still alive. This prevents further decay of your natural teeth so that you can smile wide without worrying about these issues.
2. Great Techniques and Materials
Duvall Dental Center dentists take pride in the fact that they use the most innovative and newest technologies to restore and preserve the natural teeth of our patients.
Due to up-to-date techniques and materials, crowns can now be utilized much earlier in the tooth’s life with minimal removal of tooth structure. Crowns are the best way to extend the tooth’s life—fillings do not protect against fractures and cracks in the same way despite the fact that they fight against decay.
Experts can use dental crowns in conjunction with other restorative techniques to ensure that your smile continues to be as beautiful and healthy as possible. These techniques include inlays and onlays, dental bridges, veneers, and even full-mouth dental implants. Talk to our professionals to determine what combination of restorative technologies is right for you.
3. Prevent Future Dental Issues
As you might imagine, dental crowns fighting against decay means that they protect against a wide variety of future dental issues.
Applying a crown is simple and non-invasive, whereas you likely want to avoid something like a root canal or tooth extraction procedure if possible. Crowns will stop cracks in your teeth from becoming larger and support teeth that already have large fillings in them. Ultimately, this will stop your teeth from becoming so damaged that more intense procedures need to happen later.
4. A Dental Crown Is Convenient
In addition to being painless and easy, applying a dental crown is also quick. Our dentists use something called chair-side same day crown technology, which allows you to have your crown placed in a single visit to the dentist.
Using computer-assisted design and manufacturing technologies, our experts can construct a dental crown for your individual teeth while you sit in the dentist’s chair. This procedure takes less than a day to complete and can be done with many different crown materials, including porcelain, ceramic, zirconia (ZMAX), and Emax. By completing your crown application in a single day, you will save both time and money on making multiple visits.
5. A Versatile Procedure
The application of dental crowns is a diverse procedure that can solve a lot of problems that you may encounter.
Among other things, a dental crown can
- Keep a damaged tooth structure in place to prevent the need for tooth extraction
- Cover stained teeth and chipping to ensure that your smile is as gorgeous as possible
- Work together with dental implants and bridges to replace missing teeth
- Fix teeth that are greatly decayed (or are in the process of decaying)
- Seal a tooth after other dental procedures such as root canals
6. Aesthetic and Elegant Appearance
Crowns also have the appearance of real teeth. Porcelain is a tried-and-true material that’s almost indistinguishable from real teeth, so it might be right for you. However, there are also some new options on the market for aesthetically pleasing and easy-to-maintain crowns: zirconia and Emax.
Both of these materials are indistinguishable from real teeth. This is especially the case for zirconia once it’s made into our ZMAX material, which has exactly the same look as your real teeth while being one of the most durable materials on the market.
7. Incredibly Durable
All materials that make up dental crowns are incredibly durable. Gold, porcelain, and other classic materials have proven effective for many decades, but new technologies such as ZMAX and Emax are also coming in to play. These stone crowns are nearly impossible to break or strain and will keep your smile looking perfect for the rest of your life.
Talk to your dentist about which of these dental crown options is right for your specific needs. Often, one material will be used on your back teeth and another on your front teeth, meaning that the material you select will be dependent on the tooth that’s getting a crown.
We look forward to helping you smile with confidence!