Dental crowns are an effective way to restore your smile if you have teeth that are damaged or broken. Aside from cosmetic value, a dental crown also has the power to improve overall chewing functionality, which will have a positive effect on your digestive system.
A dental crown is a fixed prosthetic device. As a result, unlike dentures, this is a permanent option that can only be removed by a dentist. A dental crown is anchored to an existing tooth or implant to improve cosmetic appearance as well as overall health.
Dental crowns are a cap used to cover an existing damaged tooth. Crowns offer benefits such as adding strength and improving shape and alignment. Dental crowns can be made up of gold and metal alloys, acrylic, or ceramic. Porcelain and ceramic crowns can be custom matched to blend in with your natural tooth color. The functions of a dental implant include:
- Protecting a weak tooth
- Restoring a fractured tooth
- Attaching a dental bridge
- Replacing fillings when there is not enough tooth remaining
- Covering a dental implant or tooth with root canal treatment
- Covering a misshaped or discolored tooth