Cracked, stained, or chipped teeth can often cause a lack of confidence in your smile that hinders you from feeling like the best version of yourself. Thanks to cosmetic dental procedures, there are many different ways to fix your teeth that will give you a confident smile.
A common cosmetic method of revitalizing teeth is the placement of crowns. A crown, often referred to as a “cap,” is placed over your natural tooth and is able to effectively hide the imperfections that exist. Crowns can be made from materials like porcelain, resin, and ceramic in order to match your tooth color. This is a discreet way to cover flaws in your teeth that is not as invasive as a veneer procedure and is practically painless. If you are interested in getting one or more crowns for cosmetic purposes, our professionals at Southern Family Dental Care are ready to explore that option with you as soon as possible.
Benefits of Crowns
There are many pros to dental crowns that may entice you to consider this procedure. Many people consider crowns a favorable option for covering up unsightly teeth abnormalities. If you have large fillings, chipped teeth, or discoloration, crowns can hide these defects, providing natural-looking teeth.
Porcelain options are especially pleasant as they resist stains which prevents further treatment for discoloration. Porcelain crowns are also the most popular material to be used because it can look the most natural and colored to an exact match of your teeth.
In addition to the cosmetic benefits, crowns are ideal because they are permanent, and you will not have to worry about them being displaced once your procedure is over. They will feel identical to your natural teeth for maximum comfort. Crowns will also restore strength to weaker teeth which aid in increasing any functionality that may have been lost due to damage. They also protect teeth that are already impaired from additional decay.
Caring for Your Crowns
With the proper care, your crowns can last for several years without the need for replacement. We encourage you to attend regular dental appointments with us every six months while continuing an appropriate regimen at home. Brushing twice a day, flossing, and avoiding hard and sticky food will allow you to enjoy your new look for years to come. Regardless of receiving crowns, your teeth may still be susceptible to cavities if you are not vigilant and proactive in performing your daily oral hygiene tasks.
Within the first few days of crown placement, you may find that your teeth are more sensitive than usual. Avoid forcing yourself to eat foods that make your mouth uncomfortable and do not resume consuming these until the sensitivity subsides. Following these steps will help you to adjust to your crowns successfully.
A crown placed on one or more of your problem teeth may be the answer to having the smile you desire. This is a process that not only achieves the cosmetic goal of creating the look you desire but also serves to restore the damage in a tooth and enhance its overall function which can improve the quality of your oral health. If the many benefits of dental crowns appeal to you, we encourage you to call Southern Family Dental Care at 470-410-9774 to schedule a visit with one of our professionals.