How Dental Crowns Help Save Your Teeth

Laser Dentistry Plano, TXYour dentist wants to save as much of your natural tooth structure as possible when you have damaged tooth enamel. But thanks to dental crowns, a damaged tooth doesn’t automatically require an extraction. Dental crowns repair damaged teeth so they can still be used for biting and chewing.

Dr. Mark Sowell of Sensational Smiles in Plano, TX can solve a variety of issues using dental crowns. Dr. Sowell will help you make the best decision for your oral health. Below you will learn 5 ways that crowns can help you.

1. Crowns help relieve discomfort and allow you to chew normally.

Dentists use dental crowns to complete restorative therapies and treatments, such as following a root canal treatment or repairing a tooth fracture. Teeth are often sensitive before they’ve been successfully treated and you might avoid eating certain foods due to the discomfort while chewing. A dental crown seals and protects the sensitive tissues inside the tooth, eliminating discomfort and preserving the natural tooth structure so you can eat what you like again.

2. Crowns can restore the healthy appearance of teeth.

Although the primary benefit of dental crowns is to restore the health of your teeth and alleviate discomfort, they can also offer cosmetic benefits. Since they fit over existing teeth, crowns can instantly correct misshapen teeth, discoloration, chips, fractures, and more. Talk to your dentist about what you can expect.

3. Crowns are custom-made for you.

Your dentist will take a mold of your existing tooth so the crown fits perfectly and securely in your mouth. Your crown will match the shape, size, and color of the surrounding teeth. Once the area has healed, you probably won’t be able to tell you have a crown, and neither will anyone else!

4. Crowns are a simple procedure.

Dental crowns are a minimally invasive and relatively simple treatment. Once the tooth has been cleaned and the damaged tissue is removed or healed, your dentist will shape the tooth and prepare it for a crown. A mold is taken of your tooth and from that, the crown will be cast. While you are waiting for your permanent crown to be made, a temporary crown is placed on the tooth to help relieve pain and aid in eating. Once it’s ready, your dentist places the crown over the tooth and seals it with a strong bonding cement to make certain it remains in place.

5. Crowns last many years.

Dental crowns are secured to the teeth with a dental cement that creates a strong bond with your natural tooth structure. If you follow a regular oral care routine such as brushing and flossing daily and regular dental check-ups, your dental crown can last you 15 to 30 years without a problem.

Plano, TX Dental Crowns

If you’re wondering if dental crowns might be right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Sowell’s team online or call us at (972) 382-6855 today. Sensational Smiles will use dental crowns or any of the other cutting edge dental technology at our disposal to help you achieve the healthy, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.