Dental crowns are permanent prosthetics that cover a damaged tooth. A dentist might use them in place of a large filling, when a tooth is weak or fractured, or in some other cases. Your dentist will decide whether a crown is the best solution to your dental concern. At Saratoga Smiles, we provide comprehensive dental exams to figure out your needs and the best type of treatment. If a dental crown is the answer, we are able to provide this service here in our office.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
We might recommend crowns if your teeth are weak, damaged or cracked to the point that they cannot be fixed in other ways, such as with fillings. While you might have pain and difficulty eating with a current tooth problem, a crown provides a strong new tooth that will contribute to better oral health. In addition, many people are suffering from a lack of confidence from tooth problems and don’t even smile anymore. A cosmetic dental crown provides the look of a real tooth to give you back your best smile and your self-esteem.
We understand that many people are nervous about the idea of getting a crown. Nonetheless, a crown tends to prevent tooth damage from worsening, which eventually leads to the need for an extraction. At that point, you would need a more extensive dental solution than a crown. With a crown, you gain back the look and function of a real tooth in its healthiest condition, improving your life and health overall.
About Dental Crowns
We have different crown materials to choose from. If the crown is going in the back of the mouth where it won’t be seen as much, we might consider a crown of metal alloy, gold or acrylic, which tend to be strong. For a prominent tooth, we would probably use porcelain or ceramic to match the color of the rest of your teeth. Nonetheless, another option is to provide added strength and beauty with the combination of porcelain over a metal shell. We can discuss the different materials with you and lend our expertise to find the best balance of price, strength and attractiveness in each situation.
The purpose of dental crowns is to bring back the function of your mouth, while they also improve appearance. This procedure helps restore your mouth to a pre-damage state of health. People tend to get used to a crown quickly and feel like it is simply another one of their natural teeth. Through general dentistry services, we can help prevent this kind of damage from happening to other teeth, minimizing the need for additional crowns.
For an exam to check whether you need a crown or to move ahead with a recommended crown procedure, contact Saratoga Smiles at (518) 584-5060 today to set up an appointment.