Have you recently noticed discomfort when trying to enjoy what were once daily activities? From sipping your hot cup of coffee in the morning, to trying to enjoy an iced cold treat after a long day playing in the sun, cavities are an incredibly common dental problem that can cause discomfort and even pain. Chips and cracks are also quite common, and while they might seem purely cosmetic, they can pose a risk to a person’s overall oral health. Fortunately, restorative dentistry makes it possible to cope with these and other dental issues, often more quickly and more beautifully than you might expect. In fact, if you are suffering from a cavity, chip or a crack, it is time to talk to your dentist about the many benefits of choosing a crown as a form of restoration!
What Makes Dental Crowns Such Versatile Forms of Restorative Treatment?
Dental crowns have long been common forms of restorative treatment, especially when dealing with deep cavities, trauma to teeth, and after root canal treatment to address an infection. Crowns help protect fragile, damaged or otherwise decayed teeth by helping to bear the pressure of chewing, while keeping the tooth itself in tact. This is why dentists often recommend them, to help preserve teeth that have healthy roots, but which are at risk of worsening with wear.
In the past, these crowns were predominantly made of metal, which could be uncomfortable for those with metal sensitivities or allergies, and was certainly easy to spot, especially at the front of the smile.
Fortunately, modern restorative dentistry provides a more cosmetically-pleasing alternative in the form of porcelain crowns.