With time, even the most perfect-looking teeth can acquire flaws like discoloration, cracks, or chips. These are often caused by improper care, bad oral habits, or accidental trauma to the mouth.
In this blog, Dr. Natalia Silva (DDS) at Ideal Smiles of Stamford in Stamford, Connecticut, explains how dental crowns are an easy and effective way to get a smile makeover.
Dental crowns are one of the many methods used by dentists to improve the smiles of patients. They are custom-made caps designed to fit over an entire tooth. Crowns help cover up damaged or unattractive teeth, making a person’s smile more aesthetically pleasing.
Dental crowns are either done as an independent treatment or alongside other procedures such as root canals and implants to help restore a tooth or improve its appearance.
The following are some of the instances in which crowns are placed:
Chips and cracks can develop in the enamel of the teeth due to trauma. Clenching the jaw or grinding teeth during sleep can also wear teeth down over time. A dental crown helps cover up the damaged tooth. This not only prevents further damage but also conceals flaws in the tooth.
Teeth don’t always have the same or the right size. A few can be disproportionately shorter or longer than the surrounding teeth. Uniformity is achieved by placing crowns on the irregularly shaped teeth to give your smile a more even look.
A gap caused by a missing tooth can look awkward. Once the screw of the implant has been placed in the jawbone and healing has taken place, a crown is fitted above the gum line to fill the space.
For teeth with very large cavities, dental crowns are often placed for aesthetic purposes. It is also an effective way to cover severely stained teeth that do not respond to whitening treatments.
Although there are different procedures available to help improve the appearance of teeth, dental crowns prove to be a convenient way to cover extensively damaged teeth. They are a quick way to achieve a successful smile makeover that lasts for years.
To learn more about how crowns can help you attain a smile makeover, call (203) 359-2222 or visit Ideal Smiles of Stamford at 86 Prospect St Suite 300, Stamford, CT 06901.