Posts for: April, 2016
What you need to know about dental crowns
Your teeth are strong, but sometimes they are not strong enough. The stresses and wear-and-tear from everyday life can take a toll on your teeth. Your teeth can break or fracture from biting down on hard foods. They can become weaker from decay or from large metal fillings. There is hope for your teeth; you can protect them with dental crowns. Your dentists at Western Slope Dental Care in Grand Junction, Colorado want you to know the many ways crowns can help your smile.
Dental crowns provide a protective “armor” around the visible part of your teeth, protecting them from the shearing forces of biting and chewing. Crowns encapsulate your teeth, literally holding them together. Large metal fillings can weaken your teeth by structurally dividing them in half. This means when you bite down, there is a chance your filling will break and when it does, it may take a piece of precious tooth structure with it.
If your tooth is badly damaged, your dentists at Western Slope Dental Care may do a “build-up” first. This procedure involves metal posts inserted into your tooth, around which your dentists will build a supportive metal framework. A build-up further protects and strengthens your tooth by providing a rock solid foundation, just like the foundation on a house.
Your dentists at Western Slope Dental want you to know there are several materials to choose from for your new crown. Your choice depends on personal preference, budget, and location in your mouth. You can choose from:
- A full gold crown, which is the strongest crown, and usually placed on back teeth
- A porcelain fused-to-metal crown, which has strength and cosmetic beauty; these are suitable for any area of your mouth
- A full porcelain crown, which is the most natural looking crown; these beautiful crowns are the top of the line and are a great choice for teeth that are visible when you smile, especially front teeth
Dental crowns can protect your teeth, and add beauty to your smile. You deserve to have strong teeth and a dazzling smile, so it’s time to consider dental crowns. It’s time to call your dentists at Western Slope Dental Care in Grand Junction, Colorado and find out more about dental crowns and what they can do for you. Call today and explore the magic of dental crowns!