When Are Dental Crowns Needed?
How a dental crown from your dentist in Hot Springs, Arkansas can save your smile
Have you wondered about dental crowns? The truth is modern dental crowns can not only strengthen your teeth, but they can also make your smile more beautiful. Dr. J. Michael Plyler in Hot Springs, Arkansas wants to share when you might need a dental crown.
If you have damaged teeth, dental crowns can save your smile. Dental crowns can make your teeth stronger because they cover the entire visible part of your tooth above the gumline. Your tooth is protected from strong biting and chewing forces because when you bite down, the force is spread evenly across the surfaces of your teeth.
You might need a dental crown if you have a tooth that has:
- Had root canal treatment
- Severe damage from trauma
- Severe damage from decay
- Excessive wear from aging or wear-and-tear
You might also want a dental crown for cosmetic reasons. Today’s dental crowns look as close to natural tooth structure as possible. That’s because many crowns are made of pure, high-grade porcelain which reflects light, just like natural tooth enamel.
If you want a dental crown that is both strong and very natural-looking, ask for a full porcelain crown. Other crown materials include:
Porcelain-fused-to-metal, which is not quite as natural looking as pure porcelain because it has a metal underlay; this type of crown, known as a PFM crown, can still blend well with your smile, but is stronger than pure porcelain, which makes it a great choice for back teeth.
You deserve a strong, beautiful smile and dental crowns can help. They are a durable, long-lasting solution to repairing your smile. For more information about dental crowns, call Dr. J. Michael Plyler in Hot Springs, Arkansas today!