The second week of August is National Smile Week, and there’s no better time to improve the way your smile looks and feels with the help of quality dental crowns. A dental crown is a restoration that’s usually made from porcelain for the most natural appearance. If you’re currently unhappy with the way your teeth work, dental crowns can most likely be used to improve your smile and give you greater confidence.
Dental Crown Uses
Dental crowns are commonly used in cosmetic dentistry to rebuild damaged teeth. Dr. Lawrence Duffy often uses them to restore smiles affected by the following:
- Large cavities
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Eroded or weakened teeth
- Chipped or irregularly shaped teeth
- Fractured or broken teeth
Dental crowns are also used to restore the teeth after root canals, dental implant or dental bridge procedures. When placed correctly, they improve appearance as well as function. If you take good care of your crowns after they are placed, they should last several years before needing repairs or replacement.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
A well-placed dental crown can improve the way your smile looks and feels. It can also prevent a weakened tooth from becoming even more damaged. Dental crowns make it easier to enjoy your favorite foods and may minimize discomfort from tooth damage. When Dr. Duffy places dental crowns, he makes sure they match your adjacent teeth in shape and color. He also makes sure they fit properly in the mouth and that all your teeth meet evenly when you close your teeth. If a crown sticks up or down too far and places too much pressure on the opposite tooth, he carefully sands down the protruding area until you can bite down evenly and comfortably.
Schedule Your Appointment
Ready to find out how a dental crown can improve your smile in time for National Smile Week? Contact the Center for Dental Anesthesia in Orlando, FL today and we’ll help you schedule your cosmetic dentistry appointment with Dr. Duffy!