Could a dental crown improve your smile? Your Peoria, AZ, dentist, Dr. Yati Yadav of Your Family Dentist, can help you find the perfect solution for your smile issues. His office also serves the Phoenix and Glendale areas.
How a crown can enhance and protect your smile
Crowns are hollow restorations designed to completely cover the top part of teeth. During your first crown appointment, your dentist prepares your tooth to ensure that the restoration will fit comfortably and adds a temporary crown to your tooth. He'll also make an impression of your mouth, which he'll send to the dental laboratory that will make the crown. You'll receive your permanent crown during your second visit.
The restorations are made of several types of durable materials, including porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, ceramic and resin. Crowns are cemented to your teeth and become a permanent part of your smile.
Your dentist may recommend a crown if:
- You're unhappy with the appearance of a tooth: Crowns offer a simple way to hide discolorations, extend the length of short teeth or completely change the shape of crooked, twisted or pointed teeth. If your teeth have shortened due to grinding or clenching, your dentist may suggest a nightguard to prevent damage to your crown and teeth.
- You have a fragile tooth: Whether your tooth has become brittle due to age-related changes or is fragile due to a crack, a crown can reduce your risk of a fracture. Crowns prevent teeth from breaking by absorbing biting forces generated by chewing.
- Your tooth fractured: A broken tooth alters your appearance, makes eating difficult and can be very painful. A crown solves all three issues. In fact, no one will ever be able to tell that you fractured your tooth.
- You have a gap in your smile: Crowns are paired with dental implants to create brand new teeth. Dental implants take the place of your tooth roots and bond to your jawbone. Crowns are also an integral part of bridges, another tooth restoration option. Bridges consist of one or two artificial teeth connected to crowns on either side.
Protect your smile with dental crowns! Call your dentist in Peoria, AZ, Dr. Yadav of Your Family Dentist, at (623) 878-3300 to schedule an appointment.