How Dental Crowns Can Help Your Smile
Dental crowns can help your smile in several ways. They can replace missing teeth or improve the appearance of teeth with cosmetic issues. Crowns also strengthen weak or damaged teeth and restore biting and chewing functions. Dr. Chad Slocum and Dr. Sara Lundgaard, the skilled family dentists at Penny Creek Family & Implant Dentistry in Mill Creek, WA, can improve your smile with dental crowns.
Dental crowns are hollow caps that look like natural teeth. They are placed over existing teeth to improve their appearance or strengthen and protect them. The natural tooth is completely encapsulated inside the crown. For weak or damaged teeth, the crown gives them a stronger, new exterior that can withstand the force of biting and chewing. Dental crowns are often used to strengthen and protect teeth following root canal treatment. For teeth with cosmetic issues, dental crowns give them a flawless new look.
Another way dental crowns can help your smile is by replacing missing teeth. A crown can function as a prosthetic tooth when attached to a dental implant making it easy to replace individual teeth. Crowns can also anchor a dental bridge in place. Dental crowns on each end of the bridge fit over the existing teeth on either side of the gap being filled.
The different ways dental crowns can help your smile include:
- Strengthening teeth
- Replacing missing teeth
- Holding bridgework in place
- Improving the appearance of teeth
- Restoring biting and chewing functions
- Protecting teeth from further damage
- Preventing loose fillings from falling out
Dental crowns are custom-made to fit perfectly in place and blend in with the rest of your smile. One of the family dentists at our office in Mill Creek. WA, can help you strengthen, restore, and improve the appearance of your smile with custom dental crowns.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns offer several benefits. One exciting benefit is that they look just like your natural teeth. They are also strong and durable. Another benefit of dental crowns is that they can address a wide range of cosmetic issues. For example, teeth that have stains and discolorations that cannot be treated with teeth whitening can be given a flawless new look with dental crowns. The appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, or oddly shaped can also be dramatically improved with dental crowns.
Dental crowns can help your smile by strengthening, restoring, and protecting damaged teeth, as well as by improving their overall appearance. To learn more about how dental crowns can improve your smile, schedule an appointment with Dr. Slocum or Dr. Lundgaard, our exceptional family dentists, by calling Penny Creek Family & Implant Dentistry in Mill Creek, WA, at (425) 337-7300.