4 Reasons Why Dental Crowns Are Perfect For Your Smile

Are you tired of trying to hide your chipped, damaged, or missing teeth? Are you ready to have a healthy, strong smile again? Call our San Antonio dentists today at 210-951-4444 to schedule your next appointment for dental crowns. These can repair and strengthen your teeth. They can even make your teeth look great again.

What Is A Dental Crown?

Enamel is very durable, but nothing’s perfect. Sports injuries, car accidents, bad falls, and more can damage your teeth. You can also get tooth decay. All of that can leave you with teeth that look bad and can hurt when you chew

That’s where dental crowns come to the rescue. These caps are shaped and colored to look like a healthy tooth. Each will be made specifically for one of your teeth. Once placed over a tooth, dental crowns can help in several ways:

  • Strengthen enamel made weak by teeth grinding or infections.
  • Correct problems with worn edges and biting surfaces.
  • Repair damage from cavities.
  • Seal damaged spots such as chips or cracks.
  • Hide stains or irregular-shaped edges.

What Are Dental Crowns Made From?

At Cosmetic Dental Associates, you have your choice of several type of dental crowns. Porcelain

  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal
  • Zirconia

Which works best for you depends on what you need specifically. Our dentists will explain your options after thoroughly examining your teeth.
Plus, our San Antonio, TX dental office has its own CEREC machine. That means you can get your dental crowns made right here. This can save you days or even weeks! Instead of waiting for a lab to make your crowns, they can be made in one day right here.

Why Dental Crown Can Save Your Smile

The dental crown procedure is simple for highly trained dentists like ours. A thin layer of enamel is first removed from the teeth getting dental crowns. That’s necessary to let the dental crown sit flush with your other teeth and look normal in your smile. Then our dentists use their expertise to bond the dental crowns over your teeths.

Here’s how this dental crown procedure can help save your smile.

Dental crowns protect teeth made weak by infections.

While it’s not common, harmful bacteria can get inside your teeth. When this happens, you’ll know it — these are normally very painful. Worse, they start to kill off your tooth and make the enamel brittle. A root canal can remove the infection, but you cannot regrow enamel.

That’s why you need to call us today at 210-951-4444. Dental crowns placed over such teeth will strengthen the enamel and help prevent reinfection.

Dental crowns replace missing teeth as part of dental bridges and dental implants.

It’s unfortunate, but people sometimes lose teeth. Gum disease can make them fall out, and a bad football injury can knock one out. Because dental crowns are so versatile, they can even replace missing teeth so your smile is complete and strong again.

Dental bridges are non-invasive and last about 10 years, while dental implants use oral surgery to last 20 years or more. Both use dental crowns as the natural-looking, durable replacement tooth.

Dental crowns prevent damaged spots from getting worse.

Chips and cracks happen. They don’t look very good, but the real problem is how they tend to get worse over time. That’s because you still need to use your teeth for chewing food every day. For example, a hairline crack can grow longer and wider until it threatens to fracture the tooth.

By calling Cosmetic Dental Associates today, you can make an appointment to seal up that damage with dental crowns. These restorative dentistry treatments cover up chips and cracks, preventing them from being seen. But dental crowns also stop such damage from getting worse.

Dental crowns repair damage caused by large cavities.

The same harmful bacteria that can infect teeth cause a more common problem: tooth decay. That’s because they produce an acid that corrodes enamel. These cavities weaken your teeth, but because there are no nerve endings in enamel, cavities can grow big without you realizing it.

That’s where dental crowns help. Because they cover the entire visible part of your tooth, they will repair the cavity and prevent it from getting any worse.

Call our San Antonio, TX dental office today at 210-951-4444 and schedule your next appointment for dental crowns. Our dentists have been helping people repair damage and beautify teeth for many years, so they have the real-world experience to match their expert training. And thanks to our CEREC technology, you can get your crowns custom-made much faster.

You can soon have a healthy, strong smile again thanks to dental crowns.

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