July 1, 2017
Those damaged teeth in your smile can get annoying. After all, it’s hard to smile confidently when you’re worried about how bad your smile might look. But that damage is more than just a cosmetic issue, as it makes the teeth weaker and leads to more damage.
Call our Norton Shores, MI dental office at 231-366-4182 today to make your next appointment for a dental crown. Restorative dentistry treatments like this can both repair damage and hide unsightly teeth, turning your smile into something you want to show others. Our Norton Shores dentists have the right mix of training and experience to help ensure your dental crown procedure is what you need.
Dental Crowns Explained
What is a dental crown? It’s a cap for a damaged tooth. Once our Norton Shores dentists carefully measure your smile, you’ll have a dental crown made to fit one of your teeth in particular. It will look and feel just like a natural tooth, so once it’s placed over the visible part of a damaged tooth, your whole smile looks real and complete.
In the dental crown procedure, you’ll first have the tooth and surrounding area cleaned and numbed with local anesthetic. Then our Norton Shores dentists will carefully remove a thin layer of enamel from that tooth. This helps the dental crown fit in with the rest of your teeth. Then the dental crown is expertly bonded over the tooth.
It takes skill and experience to place the dental crown just right, but that’s exactly what you’ll get with either Dr. Sortman or Dr. Gies.
What Dental Crowns Do For Your Smile
Dental crowns are the workhorses of dentistry because they can be used to do so many things. Here are the four main benefits you can enjoy when you get a dental crown at Community Shores Dental.
PROTECT WEAK TEETH
When you get into an accident or have an injury, you can easily wind up with a chipped or cracked tooth. Even if it doesn’t hurt any, some enamel is missing — and that means your tooth is weaker. But you can also get weak teeth by grinding your teeth a lot from either stress or a bite that doesn’t close together right.
This is where our Norton Shores dentists can help with dental crowns. By covering the entire visible part of your weakened tooth, you add a layer of durable protection. This protects the weak teeth so they won’t get worse.
BEAUTIFY UNSIGHTLY TEETH
As you grow older, your teeth start to collect unsightly problems. Chips are the obvious one, but the biting edges can also get worn and look crooked. Then there are stains from all that coffee, tea, and chocolate.
Thankfully, dental crowns can be used to hide all those problems. That’s because a dental crown looks like a healthy version of the tooth it covers. All people will see is a healthy-looking tooth.
REPLACE MISSING TEETH
There are times when the damage caused to a tooth is so big that the tooth has to come out. Then there are times when a tooth is knocked out by an injury. While you cannot repair these teeth, you can use dental crowns to replace them.
Dental implants and dental bridges are two ways to replace lost teeth. They both use dental crowns as the beautiful but durable replacement tooth. Our Norton Shores dentists are well trained in using both treatments to give you a complete smile once again.
REPAIR DAMAGED TEETH
Part of the problem with chips and cracks is that they can grow worse over time. You still need to chew with those teeth, and the pressure from all that chewing can make the damage grow. For example, you can start out with a tiny, hairline crack in your tooth. Given time, that can grow longer and wider until you need that tooth removed.
But with a dental crown, you can repair the damage and seal the tooth. This makes sure the damage doesn’t get worse and you can chew like normal without concern.
Call us TODAY at 231-366-4182 or use our convenient online form to schedule your next appointment for a dental crown. With a dental crown procedure from our Norton Shores dentists, you can enjoy many amazing benefits and have a smile that you love.