Dental crowns are an excellent solution for people who want to restore their teeth. You might need dental crowns if you have weak or broken teeth, large fillings, or dental implants that are failing or at high risk of failure.
There are many benefits of dental crowns that make them worth the investment. They can be used to cover up stains, fill in gaps between teeth, and even protect damaged teeth from further deterioration. Crowns are also an affordable option for those who want to have their teeth straightened or fixed after an accident. You should visit your dentist immediately if you suspect that you have a dental emergency.
The following five benefits will help you understand how much dental crowns can help improve your overall oral health and well-being.
Dental Crowns Can Protect And Strengthen Teeth
Dental crowns are typically placed over the entire visible part of your tooth. It is placed after the tooth has been shaped by removing any decay and shaping the contours of your tooth with a dental drill. The dentist is then required to make an impression of your tooth using dental putty or dental wax to form a mold. The dental mold is sent to the dental lab where it is used to make your dental crowns. Once the dental crowns are ready, they are carefully inserted over your prepared teeth and adjusted until they look like natural teeth. It is important to note that each person's mouth is unique so it may take some time to get comfortable with their appearance.
Dental Crowns May Help Prevent Tooth Decay
Dental crowns can also help dental decay by creating a barrier that dental plaque (bacteria) and dental tartar (calculus) cannot penetrate. This means that dental caries (tooth decay) will not form under the surface of your dental crown because dental cleaners such as floss, interdental brushes, and water picks can reach areas where dental bacteria live and cause dental decay.
Dental Crowns Can Restore Dental Functionality And Improve Chewing Ability
Dental crowns can improve your chewing ability for two reasons: they cover up dental cavities that make it difficult or painful to chew certain foods and provide the necessary structural support that allows you to chew food more comfortably with less effort. For example, if a back tooth has dental decay that has weakened the dental structure of the tooth to the point where it becomes painful to chew, dental crowns can reinforce the tooth's structure, easing chewing. Once these back teeth are crowned, you will probably notice that chewing becomes easy because your teeth will provide better structural support for the upper chewing muscles.