Dental crowns are also known as Dental Caps. They are personalized tooth-shaped covers that are placed over implants or damaged tooth. They restore the shape, size, color or look of the missing or damaged teeth. Dental implants have been improving since their introduction many years ago.
Today, dental crowns are among the best tooth restoration tools available. They feel and look great yet they involve a very cost-effective dental procedure. It’s impossible to exhaustively say what can be said about dental crowns. Therefore, let’s just short list the major reasons why we love them.
- Dental crowns are very durable
Crowns can last a lifetime with proper care. Ideally, they should last for more than 15 years. To ensure durability of your crowns however, avoid exerting excessive pressure on the teeth with clenching or grinding. This way, expect your crowns to last longer.
- No bone is lost with crowns
Dental crowns are placed over existing teeth. Naturally, your teeth are surrounded by an alveolar bone beneath the surface of the gums. This bone supports teeth keeping them in place and strong. When teeth are lost, alveolar bone atrophies leading to bone loss. Eventually, this causes a sunken-in look of the mouth. Fortunately, this is avoidable with dental crowns since crowns replace missing teeth.
- Dental crowns are easy to take care of
Dental crowns are just like the natural teeth. They restore the full function of the damaged or missing teeth. They enable you to chew and speak naturally. Basically, crowns give us the feel and look of our natural teeth. We take care of crowns the way we would take care of our natural teeth.
- Great look
Dental crowns have an amazing look. A skilled dentist with many years of cosmetic dental experience like Dr. Gabe Doria can fashion crowns to look and feel great. Since they are part of a restorative dental procedure, dental crowns are tailored to look better and make us feel great. In fact, nobody can tell that you have dental crowns provided they are made and placed at a reputable dental practice such as Dr. Gabe’s dentist office in Bayonne, New Jersey in Hudson County.
- Tooth protection
Dental crowns provide protection to underlying teeth from decay. Ideally, crowns are placed over decayed or damaged teeth thereby serving as a protection against further decay. They are cups that encase teeth while serving as the splint that binds cracked or broken teeth. Crowns also shield natural teeth against plaque buildup.
- Simplest restoration for broken teeth
Dental crowns serve a cosmetic purpose. They are made of porcelain that is fused to metal or composite resin. They improve the appearance of cracked, broken, misshapen or discolored teeth. Dental crowns are also used in replacing missing teeth and restoring our natural smiles. With crowns, we don’t have to shy away from smiling anywhere we go.
- Dental crowns save teeth with large filling or cracks
Crowns prevent further deterioration of teeth with large filling or cracks. When the enamel cracks, it cannot grow back. Unfortunately, this is one of the most common dental problems that result from hitting teeth against hard surfaces or biting hard objects. Large filling are used to cover the cracks on the enamel and to limit discomfort or prevent bleeding. Unfortunately, deterioration can occur further if the crack is not covered. Fillings can become loose if they are not covered. However, crowns provide the best alternative because they cover large filling or cracks thereby preventing further deterioration of the damaged teeth.
- Dental crowns are easy to cement back into their place
Dental crowns are different from dentures. They don’t slide or shift since they are anchored in their place using dental bridges which replace the missing teeth or cemented over the implant or damaged teeth. Thus, you’ll never worry about the embarrassment that’s associated with shifting teeth once you have crowns placed professionally.
- Dental crowns are ideal for children with high vulnerability to tooth decay
Crowns are a great option for children with high vulnerability to tooth decay yet they cannot maintain good oral hygiene. Since they are made of porcelain which is stain resistant, dental crowns are a superior dental prosthetics option.
Dental crowns are available in different materials ranging from porcelain to shiny gold. Regardless of the chosen material, crowns provide beauty and strength for your smile.
Get Perfect Dental Crowns
Dr. Gabe Doria and his team offer great dental crowns at his dental practice in Bayonne, NJ helping smiles across Hudson County. We work closely with our patients to create perfect looking crowns regardless of the conditions of their teeth.
Contact us now to schedule your free dentist consultation or to ask any question about dental crowns.