Our teeth can experience a lot of stress and strain. They’re made to be used for the consumption of food and for communication, however, that doesn’t mean they don’t get some unwanted damage now and again.
Sometimes teeth can crack under the pressure of constant grinding or clenching. Chewing or biting hard foods can also cause teeth to crack. Blunt force trauma from sports can cause teeth to break. Chips can occur when teeth hit against one another or another outside force.
Whenever any of these instances occurs, it’s best to seek dental care as quickly as possible. If you’re dealing with cracked, chipped, or broken teeth, Dr. Todd Goldstein is equipped to provide restorative dental treatment in the form of dental crowns.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns, or dental caps as they are also known, are placed over a tooth or a dental implant to restore a damaged or missing tooth. In either instance they act as a normal tooth, functioning and looking just like a real tooth would.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns can do a lot to both improve your smile and protect weakened teeth. Dental crowns can:
- Support and cover a decaying tooth.
- Protect a worn down tooth.
- Restore a missing tooth on top of a dental implant.
- Improve a tooth’s shape and color.
- Hold a broken or cracked tooth together.
- Protect a tooth after a dental procedure, such as a large cavity filling or root canal treatment.
Dental crowns are placed directly over existing teeth for added protection or in place of missing teeth for a fully restored tooth.
Dental Crowns as Restorative and Cosmetic Dental Treatment
Dental crowns are most commonly used as restorative treatment for teeth in need of protection. However, they are also used as a cosmetic dental option. If you have teeth that are misshapen or smaller than others, they might be a good candidate for a dental crown covering.
Dr. Todd Goldstein works closely with all of his patients in need of dental crowns. He can provide you with high-quality, traditional crowns made from porcelain. This way, your crowns will blend in perfectly with your natural teeth—even you shouldn’t be able to tell the difference between your real teeth and your dental crowns.
Get Started On Your Journey to a Better Smile Today
Call Dr. Goldstein today with any questions about the dental crown placement process. You can also schedule a virtual consultation to discuss your concerns with him over video. He looks forward to enhancing and protecting your smile!