Can A Dental Crown Address Flaws That Hurt Your Smile?

If a single tooth in your smile is misshapen, discolored, damaged, or undersized, it can be hard to feel confident in your appearance. Because they can be designed to imitate healthy teeth, dental crowns can actually help address these problems and make patients more comfortable in the way they look. The placement of these restorations also help improve bite function, which will have long-term value for those whose tooth issues stem from problems with the health or size of a tooth. Our practice can also provide smile improvements through cosmetic dental services. While cosmetic treatments are not focused on making changes that improve your bite function or protect a vulnerable tooth, they can increase your smile confidence while limiting changes to your tooth structure.

Crowns Can Address More Than Just Tooth Decay

Dental crowns are used in some cavity treatments. If a problem with decay is caught in time, a dental filling can be used, but if the damage to a tooth is already too severe for this approach, the tooth will be treated and restored with a dental crown. While crowns play an important role in cavity treatments, there are other circumstances where their placement benefits patients. A custom crown can be put in place if you have a physically injured tooth, or a problem with the shape or size of a tooth, that affects your bite function and smile.

Receiving Your Custom Dental Crown

Porcelain and zirconia are used to design crowns that imitate the appearance of healthy enamel. At an initial appointment, your dentist will measure your tooth, find the right shade for your restoration, and perform preparatory work to make space for the crown. Once the crown is ready, you can return to have it set in place. The custom fit ensures that you can bite, chew, and speak without worrying that the crown will affect you.

Other Procedures That Can Improve The Way You Look

If a problem tooth affects your appearance but not your dental function, we can discuss cosmetic procedures that can have exciting results. Porcelain veneers only cover a tooth’s front, hiding visible flaws while making fewer changes to your enamel. We also provide improvements through dental bonding and contouring, which will not require the placement of any restorations.

Discuss Treatment With A Dental Crown At Sunny Smiles!

Sunny Smiles is prepared to address problems that currently affect the shape, size, and condition of a problem tooth. Dental crowns provide better bite support while keeping you safe against potential oral health complications. If you have questions about restorative treatment, or if you have any other interests in dental care, please contact our El Paso, TX, dentist’s office on N. Zaragoza Road at 915-849-9000.