Dental crowns offer an excellent solution if you've damaged a tooth or want to improve its appearance. Orlando, FL, dentist Dr. William Glover offers crowns and other restorations you need to enhance your smile.
What are dental crowns?
This versatile restoration option can have a dramatic impact on your smile. Crowns are hollow inside, allowing them to completely cover your tooth above the gum line. Your Orlando dentist prepares your tooth before you receive a crown to ensure a comfortable fit. Once the tooth size is prepared, he'll make an impression of your mouth and craft a temporary crown that you'll wear until your permanent crown is ready.
Crowns must be tough enough to withstand years of chewing and biting without breaking. They're frequently made of porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, ceramic and resin. These materials are not only durable but also look like tooth enamel. Your dentist will choose a color that closely resembles your natural tooth color to ensure that your new crown doesn't stand out in your smile.
When do dentists recommend crowns?
Crowns are often used to restore and protect damaged teeth. Breaks or fractures can occur as a result of trauma, such as a car accident or a blow to the face, but may also happen if you have an unnoticed crack in a tooth and continue to chew on it. Broken teeth aren't just unsightly but may cut your mouth or lips and make chewing difficult. Covering the teeth with crowns restore their normal height and width.
The restorations strength and protect teeth that have become fragile due to a crack, dental procedure or age. If you don't receive a crown in these circumstances, your tooth may eventually break or fracture.
Crowns can also be used to completely conceal discolorations or flaws, extend the length of a tooth or change its shape. They're an excellent choice if you want to hide a crooked, twisted or oddly shaped tooth.
If you've lost a tooth, your dentist may recommend a bridge. Bridges are made up of one or more artificial teeth attached to dental crowns. The crowns fit over teeth on either side of the space in your mouth and hold the restoration in place.
Could your smile be helped by a dental crown? Call Orlando, FL, dentist Dr. William Glover at (407) 567-0941 to schedule an appointment.