Even if you’ve never had a dental crown placed over your tooth, you are probably familiar with what a crown is. As one of the most common forms of dental restoration, dental crowns have been around for much of dentistry’s history. Today, they continue to help people recover from a multitude of issues, such as cracked, fractured, and severely blemished teeth. Whether you need to protect and restore a tooth or improve its overall appearance, the great thing about dental crowns is that they are often the ideal solution for several different types of dental health concerns.
They protect teeth.
A dental crown is called such because it is fashioned to mimic the crown, or visible portion, of your tooth. Also called a cap, a dental crown is placed completely over a tooth, covering its natural crown and protecting it from the pressure of your bite. Because they completely cover teeth, crowns are most often used to protect them when they’ve become weak or structurally compromised due to a crack, fracture, or break.
They can improve teeth.
Today, many crowns are made from discreet, highly lifelike dental porcelain, which closely resembles the color, shade, luminosity, and appearance of your healthy, natural teeth. Because of their attractive appearance, modern dental crowns are also often recommended for cosmetically improving a tooth that is too blemished for teeth-whitening or a porcelain veneer.
They can be placed in just one day.
Using advanced digital imaging technology, many dental crowns can be designed, manufactured, and placed all in just a single visit. The innovative CEREC process utilizes computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) to digitally measure your tooth and mill your crown onsite. Rather than waiting for weeks while an off-site lab crafts your restoration, you can enjoy your brand new smile in just a single visit with CEREC same-day crowns.
Ask Your Dentist if a Crown Is Right for You
If you have a tooth that needs protection or cosmetic improvement, then ask your dentist if a dental crown is the tooth’s best option. To learn more, schedule an appointment or initial consultation by calling Advanced Dental Concepts in Auburn Hills, MI today at (248) 852-1820.