Teeth damaged due to infection, decay, or injury are often too weak to perform regular biting and chewing functions. They can also cause pain and discomfort. Dental crowns make damaged teeth stronger and restore normal functioning. They also protect teeth against further damage. At Comprehensive Dental Care in West Hartford, CT, our skilled family dentists can strengthen and restore your smile with dental crowns.
How Dental Crowns Help
A dental crown is a hollow shell or cap that fits directly over a damaged tooth. Any infection, decay, or damage is treated first before placing the crown over the tooth. Once the tooth has been treated and the crown is in place, the tooth is completely protected inside the crown. Additionally, the dental crown gives the tooth a strong new outer shell that can withstand the force of biting and chewing so normal functioning is restored.
Each dental crown is custom made so it fits perfectly in place over its corresponding tooth. Crowns can be made from various materials, such as porcelain or gold. Cast gold is extremely strong but noticeable. Porcelain crowns are also quite durable but look just like natural teeth so they easily blend in with the rest of your smile. An experienced family dentist at our West Hartford, CT, office can strengthen and restore your smile with custom dental crowns.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
There are many benefits to strengthening and restoring damaged teeth with dental crowns, such as:
- Crowns strengthen and protect damaged teeth
- Crowns restore biting and chewing functions
- Porcelain crowns blend in with surrounding teeth
- Crowns are strong and durable and can last for years
- Each dental crown is custom made
Another exciting benefit of dental crowns is that they can also improve the appearance of teeth with cosmetic issues. Since they are placed over individual teeth, they can conceal a wide range of flaws. Teeth that are crooked, discolored, chipped, stained, cracked, or oddly shaped can be given a flawless new look. Not only do dental crowns strengthen teeth, but they also improve their appearance as well.
Strengthen and restore your smile with dental crowns. They even transform teeth with cosmetic concerns. To learn more about strengthening your smile with dental crowns, schedule an appointment with a family dentist at our West Hartford, CT, office by calling Comprehensive Dental Care at (860) 233-7514.