What are the benefits of dental crowns? A common restoration, a dental crown can help maintain the health and appearance of your smile, ensuring you can eat and smile with confidence and comfort. Everything from repairing a damaged tooth to replacing missing teeth can be accomplished with this restoration. Do you need a restoration? What does receiving one involve?
The Benefits of Dental Crowns
- They look natural: A dental crown is made from a number of different materials. At our office, we primarily use materials that mimic the appearance of natural tooth enamel. For teeth near the front of the mouth, we use ceramic. This reflects light and offers the same translucent appearance as enamel. For teeth near the back, which must handle more serious bite forces, we use zirconia, another material designed to blend with natural teeth.
- Crowns are strong: Both ceramic and zirconia are designed to withstand major bite forces and pressure. You should be able to eat and speak without worrying about damaging your restoration.
- They restore teeth: We may recommend one to repair a cracked or chipped tooth. In addition, they can restore a tooth following a root canal procedure. For missing teeth, we can use them to anchor a dental bridge in place or complete a dental implant.
- They are long lasting: On average, they can be expected to last for decades. You need to take care of your restoration just as you would your natural teeth. You should brush and floss daily and have the dentist examine and clean your teeth twice a year.
- They are custom-made: The process begins with the dentist preparing the tooth and talking an impression. At a dental lab experts will then create it based on the impressions. The resulting restoration will look natural and blend with your smile.
ABOUT YOUR WACO, TX, DENTIST:
We look forward to providing families with exceptional care and advanced treatment options. To schedule an appointment with Corbet Locke, DDS, contact our Waco, TX, dental office today by calling 254-776-4888. Our office welcomes patients in and around Waco, TX, including Hewitt, McGregor, Woodway, and the surrounding Central Texas communities.