Top 10 Benefits Of Crowns
Dental crowns are customized tooth-shaped covers that are placed over a damaged tooth or implant to restore the look, shape, size, and color of a damaged or missing tooth. Here is a guide to the top 10 benefits of dental crowns.
- Cosmetic – Dental crowns, which can be made from composite resin or porcelain fused to metal, can improve the look of broken, cracked, misshapen, or severely discolored teeth. Attached to an implant of dental bridge, a dental crown can also replace a missing tooth, restoring the look of your smile.
- Natural-looking – Porcelain and composite resin crowns resemble the look of natural teeth because they mimic the luster and translucency of natural teeth. Therefore, with dental crowns, patients can restore their damaged or missing teeth and give the illusion of always having a healthy, bright smile.
- Stain resistant – Dental crowns made from porcelain are stain resistant, making porcelain a superior choice for dental prosthetics.
- Durable – Dental crowns should last between five to fifteen years, depending on how you take care of them. In other words, do not put excessive pressure on your teeth with grinding or clenching, and you should expect to have your crowns for a long while.
- Do not slip – Unlike dentures, which can shift and slide, crowns stay in place because they are either cemented over your damaged tooth or implant, or anchored in place with a dental bridge to replace a missing tooth. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about being embarrassed by shifting teeth.
- Restorative – Due to their natural tooth-like features, crowns restore full function of your missing or damaged tooth. Crowns restore your ability to speak and chew.
- Protection – When used to cover damaged or decayed teeth, crowns also serve to protect the tooth from further decay. Crowns are used as caps that cup over and encase teeth, acting as a splint to bind together broken or cracked teeth, or as a shield to plaque buildup and further decay.
- Comfort –Crowns are a superior choice over full or partial dentures, which can cause pain and discomfort because they sit on top of the jawbone and gums and can also shift around in the mouth. Crowns, on the other hand, are stable and do not irritate gums.
- Speech – Missing teeth or ill-fitting dentures can affect a patient’s speech, making their speech sound slurred or lisped. Plus, missing teeth can cause jaw bone to shrink, further affecting a patient’s speech. Restoring missing teeth with crowns can help a patient speak confidently, in a relaxed tone.
- Confidence – Damaged or missing teeth can make patients feel self-conscious about their smile. If you have teeth that are severely damaged due to trauma, decay, or gum disease, consider restoring the look an function of your smile with dental crowns.