Dental Crown Use In Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental crowns are tooth restorations that are commonly used to repair damaged teeth or to strengthen the structure of weak teeth. Dental crowns, also called caps and jackets, fit over the teeth and are typically made of porcelain, ceramic, gold, or nickel. Metal crowns are stronger than porcelain or ceramic, and therefore, may last longer. In addition to restoring structural integrity to damaged teeth, crowns can also be used for the following cosmetic purposes. 

Misshaped Teeth

If your teeth are misshaped or if you are not happy with either the shape or size of a single tooth or multiple teeth, dental crowns can provide a more uniform and attractive smile. Each crown will be custom-made by the dental lab technician, however, this process can take up to a few weeks.

Your dentist can give you temporary crowns while you wait for your permanent restorations to be made. Unlike dental veneers which only cover the front of your teeth, dental crowns cover all the surfaces of your teeth which make them a good choice to cover multiple misshaped teeth to provide a more uniform and natural-looking appearance. The color of your dental crowns will closely match the color of your teeth and your dentist can help you choose the most appropriate color for your new restorations.

Missing Teeth

Not only can missing teeth cause your other teeth to shift out of place, but they can also affect your appearance. To restore your smile after losing a tooth, your dentist can insert a dental implant rod into your jaw and then place a dental crown on the abutment (connector) that is attached to the rod. Not only will this help prevent your teeth from shifting and becoming crowded, but it will also enhance the beauty of your smile.

The healing process of implanting the metal rods into your jawbone and attaching the dental crown to the connector can take up to a few months or longer, however, this cosmetic dentistry option is likely to last for decades or even a lifetime.

If you want to enhance the beauty of your smile, talk to your dentist about the cosmetic benefits of getting dental crowns. Choosing crowns over other types of cosmetic dentistry may be the best choice for you because they are very versatile and durable. Crowns can also be used for a variety of cosmetic dental problems and they provide excellent results so that you can enjoy more confidence when you smile.

For more info about dental crowns, contact a local company.