4 Ways Dental Crowns Can Save Your Smile

Dec 5, 2016

Do you like seeing your teeth with damaged enamel? Then call us today our Bridgeport/Trumbull dental office (203-372-1220) or our Shelton dental office (203-378-9737) and make an appointment for dental crowns. Our dentists are very experienced at restorative dentistry with dental crowns. Soon, your damaged teeth can be strong and healthy again.

Why Would You Need A Dental Crown?

What is a dental crown? It’s a durable cap shaped to look like one of your teeth but healthy and white. Our dentists use their years of experience and training to carefully place it over a damaged tooth. By doing this, you can correct problems like:

  • Large cavities
  • Chipped or cracked enamel
  • Irregularly shaped teeth
  • Worn biting edges
  • Stains (surface and intrinsic)

By calling either of our Connecticut dental offices today, you can be closer to getting those problems solved with dental crowns. With their advanced training in restorative dentistry and attention to detail, our dentists can help your smile look and feel healthy again.

How Dental Crowns Can Save Your Smile

To give you a better idea of what that can mean for you, here are four specific ways dental crowns can save your smile.

1. Dental crowns can repair cavities that grew too big for fillings, inlays, or onlays.

Cavities are normally repaired by a dental filling. In some cases, it might be better to get an inlay or onlay. But that’s only if you can catch the cavity in time. Because your enamel has no nerve endings, you could have tooth decay without realizing it. That means your cavity could go so big that normal treatments will not work anymore.

Call us today and schedule your appointment to repair cavities with dental crowns instead. Our dentists have the experience needed to know when a cavity is too big for a filling. Since dental crowns cover the visible part of your tooth, they can seal up a cavity and keep your tooth healthy.

2. Dental crowns cover over unsightly damage, making your tooth strong and beautiful.

Sometimes, damage to your teeth doesn’t hurt at all. Again, that’s because enamel doesn’t have any nerve endings in it. Chips and cracks in your teeth are still a problem. They do not look good at all. Worse, they can grow larger over time and threaten the tooth.

That’s why it’s important to call DeJesus Dental Group today and schedule a visit for dental crowns. When our dentists expertly place these on damaged teeth, you get two benefits. First, it makes your tooth look beautiful and healthy again. Second, it protects the tooth and makes sure the damage doesn’t get worse.

3. Dental crowns can strengthen and protect a tooth that gets a root canal.

While it’s not common, it’s certainly possible for harmful bacteria to get inside a tooth. That often happens when a cavity grows too deep. When this happens, the infection gets painful. It also makes your tooth brittle and can kill the tooth. Root canals (which are not painful) remove the infection, but your tooth can still be brittle.

By calling us today, you can make an appointment to protect such teeth with dental crowns. Our dentists can use root canals to save your teeth, then use dental crowns to strengthen those teeth.

4. Dental crowns can replace missing tooth as part of a dental bridge or dental implant.

There are times when your tooth is not damaged but missing. Gum disease, sports injuries, and more can cause your teeth to fall out. And if an infection or cavity is ignored for too long, you might have needed a dental extraction.

Thankfully, our dentists have two ways to replace your missing teeth. Dental implants and dental bridges both use a dental crown as the natural-looking replacement tooth.

Call us TODAY at our Bridgeport/Trumbull dental office (203-372-1220) or our Shelton dental office (203-378-9737) for an appointment. You can also book an appointment online. With a dental crown from our highly trained dentists, you can finally restore your smile to how it should be: healthy and beautiful.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Consult a qualified dental professional to determine the best dental/orthodontic treatment for your needs.