Dental crowns are popular for several reasons, including the fact that they’ve been around for centuries. More importantly, though, is their unique versatility—dental crowns are made to completely cap teeth, which allows them to address a variety of different dental health issues. Often made from highly lifelike material, such as porcelain, crowns can even serve as effective cosmetic enhancements for teeth that exhibit severe or numerous blemishes. Because they can serve such a wide variety of functions, dental crowns play an important role in the continued good oral health of patients with many types of dental health concerns.
Protection for Damaged Teeth
Capping a tooth with a crown is often the best way to protect it after it suffers a crack, fracture, or break. Your tooth’s structure can’t repair itself, but by placing a crown over it, you can restore your tooth’s ability to absorb the full pressure of your bite without sustaining further damage. As long as the root is still intact, a dental crown can help you avoid having to extract a damaged tooth.
Improvement for Blemished Teeth
Modern dental crowns are designed to mimic the color, shade, size, shape, and overall appearance of your teeth, including the amount of light that your natural tooth enamel reflects. Because of their highly lifelike appearance, porcelain crowns are often suggested for improving teeth that exhibit blemishes that can’t be addressed with more conservative needs, including chips, minor cracks, and internal discoloration.
The Right Dental Crown to Restore Your Smile
With the right crown, you can restore your tooth’s health and function, improve its appearance, or replace it completely, depending on your specific needs. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Oxnard Dentistry in Oxnard, CA, today at (805) 604-9999. We also proudly serve patients from in and around Camarillo, Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Moore Park, and all surrounding communities.