Chipped, cracked, or cavity-ridden teeth can cause a lot of insecurity, and often pain. If left untreated, matters can worsen and threaten the health of your tooth and your smile. A missing tooth can also wreak havoc. It might even make you want to hide your mouth altogether. But modern dentistry means you don’t have to go through life trying to hide your pearly whites. Porcelain crowns are a versatile way to protect damaged teeth or replace a missing tooth, all while cosmetically improving your smile.
Crowns Can Address a Number of Concerns
Though there are several types of restorative treatment when dealing with damaged or missing teeth, porcelain is one of the most popular options. That’s because of porcelain’s strength and beauty. Porcelain is much like your teeth’s natural enamel, in that it is both stain-resistant and highly chip-proof. In fact, it is approximately 90 percent as strong as your enamel, making it a long-lasting form of restoration.
When used to seal a damaged tooth, a crown can help prevent infection or keep a crack from growing. It also makes it easier to chew again, without risking further damage to your tooth. As part of a replacement option for a missing tooth, a crown creates a beautiful, natural-looking restoration. Dental bridges and dental implants are two popular ways to restore smiles, both of which rely on crowns.
What’s The Fuss with Porcelain?
Porcelain is prized because of its durability, but also because it can be crafted to closely match your other teeth. A crown can be custom created to match your teeth’s natural size, shape and their shade as well. Even the contouring of your natural teeth can be closely matched, helping to create a beautifully natural-looking smile. Once completed, restoration utilizing a crown will be almost undetectable, giving you the ability to smile confidently.
ABOUT YOUR TUCSON, AZ, GENERAL DENTIST
Dirk A. Newman, DDS, offers a full range of modern dental care services, including general dentistry, smile enhancement, smile restoration, and implant dentistry. To learn more, contact us today to schedule a visit by calling our office at 520-296-5439. Located in Tucson, AZ, we proudly serve patients from Tucson and all surrounding communities.