Sometimes, the need for a dental crown to fix a tooth can be obvious. If the tooth is significantly fractured or broken, for instance, then completely capping the tooth with a dental crown can be the only way to fix the tooth and restore its ability to function. However, today’s dental crowns can do much more than fix a severely damaged tooth, and can produce more lifelike results for your smile than you might expect.
Make biting and chewing comfortable again
When you a restore a tooth with a custom-designed dental crown, the goal is to do more than just stop the damage from getting worse. Depending on the extent of your tooth’s damage, it can cause severe levels of discomfort and/or make it difficult to bite and chew your food properly. Restoring your tooth also means reestablishing its ability to function (i.e., bite and chew your food) comfortably and effectively. To accomplish this with optimal results, today’s dental crowns are designed to closely match your tooth’s size, shape, and contour so that it fits in realistically with contour of your bite.
Improve your smile’s healthy appearance
For many types of dental restorations, including dental crowns, a variety of materials can be utilized to meet each patient’s unique needs and preferences. However, for modern dental crowns and restorations, the best materials are often those that most closely mimic your tooth’s healthy, natural appearance, such as customized dental porcelain. A porcelain crown can be made to match the color and shade of your tooth, as well as the unique way your healthy tooth enamel reflects light. Because of their highly lifelike appearance, modern dental crowns are often recommended as cosmetic improvements for severely blemished teeth.
Replace a lost tooth with lifelike results
Their ability to restore teeth with highly precise and realistic results have made dental crowns a popular option for restoring and improving teeth. Yet, today, they can even replace a lost tooth as part of a dental implant restoration. A dental implant is a small post that acts as a prosthetic tooth root and is placed within the bone structure of your dental ridge. As the top portion of the prosthesis, the custom-designed dental crown can be attached to the implant post, creating a highly lifelike replacement for a lost or extracted tooth.
Learn what a dental crown can do for you
The right dental crown can do more for your smile than you might realize, including improve its long-term health and integrity. To learn more, schedule a consultation with us by calling the office of Dr. Stuart Dexter in Prairie Village, KS, today at 913-362-8200.