Posts for: February, 2016
How dental crowns can improve your teeth
Dental crowns have become state-of-the-art. New materials and techniques have made dental crowns the go-to solution for badly damaged or broken teeth. They can also improve a less-than-perfect dull smile or a smile filled with huge, unsightly metal fillings. Your cosmetic dentists at Dr. Jeffrey Wert and Associates Family Dentistry in Pocono, Pennsylvania want to introduce you to the benefits of dental crowns and what they can do for you.
Not too many years ago, if you had a tooth that was broken or badly damaged, it would be repaired with a massive, often ugly amalgam (silver) filling. If you were lucky, the filling would last a few years without breaking, but more often it would break and take a piece of tooth with it, leaving your tooth weaker than it was before. The filling placement in the middle of the tooth can sometimes weaken the tooth, instead of making it stronger.
Your cosmetic dentists at Dr. Jeffrey Wert and Associates Family Dentistry want you to know that when a crown is placed on your tooth, it actually strengthens it. The crown forms a strong, protective cap on your tooth, supporting it against strong chewing forces and trauma.
Dental crowns are a great option to protect and restore damaged teeth, but you can also benefit because of their cosmetically beautiful qualities. They can be used to enhance and rejuvenate an aging, dull smile, or teeth that are uneven or crooked.
Different materials are available for dental crowns, depending on your needs, whether cosmetic or to repair your teeth. Your cosmetic dentists at Dr. Jeffrey Wert and Associates Family Dentistry can introduce you to the different options of dental crowns and discuss which option might be best for you.
If you are looking for strength and function, generally a full gold crown is an excellent option for back teeth, because of the compressive (chewing) strength of the gold. For teeth that show when you smile, porcelain can be fused to the gold to provide a natural-looking smile.
If you are looking for a cosmetically beautiful option, you simply can’t do better than the look of a full porcelain crown. Porcelain has a translucent quality you can’t get with other materials. Porcelain crowns will look completely natural and completely beautiful.
Dental crowns are the best option to repair and protect badly damaged teeth, but they can also enhance the look of your smile. Don’t see just anyone. You owe it to yourself to seek out the help of a cosmetic dentistry expert like your cosmetic dentists at Dr. Jeffrey Wert and Associates Family Dentistry in Pocono, Pennsylvania. Call today and find out what they can do for you.