What Dental Crowns Do for Your Teeth

While restorative dentistry can mean many different things depending on your specific concerns, dental crowns are among the most popular. Not only can they address a wide range of issues with your tooth structure, but they can do so in a highly effective and lifelike manner. The combination of durability and their highly cosmetic appearance means that dental crowns can help you restore your tooth and improve your smile’s appearance. Today, we explain what makes dental crowns such a frequently preferred treatment option, and how they can be used to save your smile from a wide range of concerns.

Modern, custom-designed dental crowns

The secret to what makes a dental crown works is its highly precise design. A crown’s purpose is to protect and restore a tooth by capping all of its visible structure (which is also called its crown). A dental crown is bonded over the tooth’s crown in order to restore it, which means the restoration must be able to restore the tooth’s vital functions, including reestablishing its role in your bite’s function. This can only be accomplished if the crown is carefully and precisely designed to match the size, shape, and contours of your healthy, natural tooth.

The need to restore your tooth structure

In addition to the restoration itself, dental crowns are popular because of their effectiveness at saving teeth that have are compromised. Damage to your tooth’s structure, such as a fracture in its crown or a piece broken off of it, can affect the tooth’s health and integrity, it’s ability to absorb your bite’s pressure, and its ability to fight back infection from harmful oral bacteria. Restoring a significantly damaged tooth with a crown as soon as possible could be key to saving it from being lost or having to be extracted in the future.

Using crowns to replace lost teeth

While dental crowns have long been used to save and restore compromised teeth, they haven’t always been able to restore smiles that experience tooth loss. Today, however, modern dental crowns can be supported by lifelike dental implants, which are prosthetic posts that are designed to replace your lost teeth roots. After an implant is inserted into your jawbone and the jawbone heals to the implant, your dentist can secure your custom dental crown to it, creating a realistic replacement for your lost or extracted tooth.

Learn how a dental crown can save your smile

Dental crowns can be used for a wide range of reasons, making them one of the most versatile options for restoring teeth and saving smiles. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling Yelena Popkova D.D.S. in Merrimack, NH, today at 603-595-9400. We also serve the residents of Nashua, Hudson, Manchester, Milford, and all surrounding communities.