Learn What Dental Crowns Can Do For Your Smile
posted: Oct. 21, 2020.
Find out how dental crowns can preserve your natural teeth.
If our Old Bridge, NJ, family dentists have recommended getting dental crowns, then chances are good that your teeth are damaged in some ways. Crowns are recommended to reinforce a tooth to help it stay strong. As always, the goal is to preserve your own natural teeth whenever possible, and dental crowns can do just that. Here are the many ways in which dental crowns can improve and enhance smiles,
Repair and Strengthen Damaged Teeth
While teeth are incredibly strong, even they can be damaged by injuries or cavities. When a damaged tooth occurs it’s important that you turn to our Old Bridge, NJ, family dentists immediately for restorative dentistry. If you are dealing with an injury, infection or widespread decay, chances are good that you’ll benefit from a dental crown. A crown will be placed completely over the tooth to help restore the tooth back to full strength and function.
Replace a Large, Old Filling
Whether you have a large filling that has some years on it already or our dental team has detected a widespread cavity, there are instances where a crown is actually better suited to the tooth than a filling. After all, a particularly large filling can actually weaken the tooth over time, which is why it’s always a good idea to visit your dentist for routine checkups to know when fillings need to be replaced.
Improve the Shape and Color of a Tooth
While crowns are most often used to restore a tooth after infection, injury or decay, your dentist can also place a crown that will hide stains, improve the tooth’s color and also reshape the tooth.
Replace Missing Teeth
Crowns are one of the most versatile restorations our dental team has to offer. Along with a crown’s ability to restore weak or damaged teeth, and also improve the appearance of your smile, a crown can also be an important part of replacing a missing tooth. Whether you are getting a bridge or a dental implant to replace one or more teeth, a dental crown can be placed to either anchor the bridge permanently into place or to cover an implant.
Do you have questions about dental crowns? If so, our Old Bridge, NJ, family dentists would be happy to answer any questions you have. Call Personal Choice Dental at (732) 727-1211 to schedule an evaluation with us.