Damaged teeth don't have to alter your smile. If your tooth is compromised by physical damage or decay, a dental crown offers a simple way to restore its appearance and function. Here at Bayon Family Dentistry in Worcester, MA, your dentist, Dr. Frederick Bayon, offer crowns and other restorative services to benefit your smile—read on to learn more.
What are dental crowns?
Made of porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, ceramic, or resin, crowns are hollow caps that are designed to slip over teeth. Before you receive a crown, your dentist must reduce the size of your tooth to ensure that the restoration fits comfortably and completely covers the tooth.
During your visit to our Worcester dental office, your dentist will also make an impression of your mouth. The impression helps an outside dental laboratory craft a crown that perfectly fits your mouth and looks completely natural.
How can a crown help my smile?
Most people are understandably concerned about their appearance after they break a tooth, but that's not the only issue. Broken teeth can be very painful, may cut your mouth and affect your chewing ability.
Crowns cover the broken ends of your teeth, eliminating pain. The restorations also restore the normal height and length of your teeth, which makes biting and chewing much easier.
Your dentist may also recommend a dental crown if your tooth is cracked or fragile. If you don't protect your tooth with a crown, it may break one day when you eat an apple or take a bite of a sandwich. Dental crowns protect at-risk teeth by absorbing biting forces that can damage weak teeth.
Although crowns are often used to protect weak teeth or restore broken teeth, they can also be used to improve the appearance of your smile. Adding a crown can hide a tooth's discolorations or alter off-appearing tooth structure. They are also an excellent choice if a short tooth alters the uniformity of your smile.
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Protect your smile with dental crowns! Call Bayon Family Dentistry in Worcester, MA, today at (508) 755-0372 to schedule your appointment.