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The Many Benefits of Dental Crowns – You May Be Surprised

It’s a good thing to be proactive when it comes to your oral health. It’s in your interest to do everything you can to retain your teeth for as long as possible. Because you only get one permanent set of teeth, after all!

Whether you’re looking to repair a damaged tooth or improve the appearance of a misshapen tooth, a dental crown is an effective and natural-looking restoration. 

But what are the benefits of dental crowns? Let’s take a closer look, starting first with a brief explanation of dental crowns

 

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns are often described as ‘caps’ for teeth. Essentially, a dental crown is a hollow covering for a tooth that covers the visible part above the gum line. Once cemented firmly into position, a dental crown reinforces damaged teeth, making them strong once more. 

 

So, getting back to the benefits of dental crowns for teeth

Dental crowns are one of the most versatile dental treatments and offer a solution for a wide range of dental problems. They come with many benefits, which is why crowns are such a popular option for patients looking to restore their smile. Here are just a few of the advantages: 

 

Strengthens teeth

advantages benefits of dental crownsOne of the most important benefits of a dental crown is strength. A dental crown encases a tooth from top to bottom, returning a weak or damaged tooth to its original capability and enabling it to do its job without any worry of further damage. 

A crown also protects a tooth from decay which might otherwise damage the tooth further. This is why it’s often a standard restorative procedure following root canal treatment. In this scenario, a patient can bite down with force regardless of the tooth’s condition. 

While a dental crown may seem a simple solution, it’s a reason that patients can maintain a tooth for longer rather than having to have it extracted. 

 

Restores teeth

Dental crowns also restore teeth to their original shape and size. Restoration may be required when the teeth are not coming together as they should and can cause all manner of bite issues. Crowns can also close tooth gaps, correct mild cases of overcrowding, and help to align an uneven smile. As a restorative treatment, crowns can improve a patient’s bite functionality and enable them to eat and speak without any problems.

 

Improves appearance 

Dental crowns are utilised for aesthetic purposes concealing badly stained teeth, cracks and other imperfections. While other treatments provide this type of restoration, including dental bonding and veneers, crowns offer a unique level of protection,  stability, and durability that other solutions don’t. 

 

Missing teeth replacement 

If you seek a permanent replacement for a missing tooth, a dental crown will play an essential role in the treatment. For example, say you want to replace a lost tooth or teeth without undergoing surgery, a dental crown plays a pivotal role in creating a dental bridge. 

option benefits of dental crownsA crown is placed over the teeth at either end of the smile gap to hold a dental bridge.  One or more artificial teeth are attached to close the gap. This intricate treatment allows dentists to replace a lost tooth without the need for surgery, and since the results look so natural, no one will even know that you have had bridgework.

Those seeking to replace a missing tooth with a dental implant should also be aware of the significance of dental crowns in this restorative treatment. Dental implants are surgically implanted into the jawbone and work like a natural tooth root. Once fully stabilised in the jaw, they support a lifelike artificial crown. 

 

Dental crowns stay in place  

Another of the benefits of dental crowns is the fact that they stay in place. Since they are placed over a tooth and permanently cemented into place, they’re not going anywhere, unlike dentures that tend to move and shift as the jaw changes shape. 

 

Crowns are made just for you 

Once any initial discomfort or soreness around the area subsides, people forget that they are wearing a dental crown

Every crown is custom made at No Gaps Dental from an impression taken of your prepared tooth to give an exact and comfortable fit. Porcelain crowns are highly resistant to stains and can be colour-matched to your natural teeth for a seamless finish. 

 

Crowns can be designed, fabricated and fitted in a day

At No Gaps Dental, we’re pleased to offer same-day CEREC crowns for patients wanting to receive their dental crowns without having to arrange multiple appointments and wait several weeks for the lab to deliver their traditional crowns. 

Same-day CEREC crowns follow a similar procedure to traditional crowns to the point where impressions are taken of the prepared teeth.  A digital scanning wand is passed over the teeth and gums to capture the contours. The data is sent directly to a milling machine housed on-site that creates the new dental crown in under one hour while the patient waits, and then the crown is tried on and fitted. All in one appointment and one day! How’s that for convenience!

So now you know the benefits of dental crowns, what’s holding you back from getting one? Here at No Gaps Dental, we offer high quality traditional dental crowns in addition to CEREC same-day crowns. To find out more or book an appointment, contact a No Gaps Dental clinic near you. 

 

Call us on (02) 8806 0227 today.

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