Benefits of Dental Crowns

January, 2014 by Alma Abell

When one has damaged teeth, they do not always have to have them removed. If possible it is better to save a tooth when one can, instead of having it removed. The embarrassment of a tooth once it has been damaged by tooth decay or once the tooth has been chipped or broken is not easy to shake off. But this feeling, along with the tooth, can be fixed and the solution to both is one taking advantage of dental crowns.

First, what are dental crowns? Dental crowns are a porcelain or porcelain pasted on gold fixture which is used to cover one’s tooth once it has been damaged or broken. Dental crowns are made to look exactly like one’s tooth looked before the damage occurred so that once the damaged tooth is capped the crown appears natural.

One of the first of many benefits of dental crowns is that they provide support for the damaged teeth. When it comes to strengthening and supporting broken and misshapen teeth dental crowns are highly effective. Dental crowns preserve the what is left of one’s tooth so that the tooth is still fully functional and one will not incur any problems with chewing or biting.

Another benefit of dental crowns is that they help to prevent further infection. Before a damaged tooth is capped the dental hygienist will fix any rotting issues which may be prevalent. Once the tooth is crowned it helps to prevent some of the same factors which caused the initial rotting from reoccurring. When one has teeth that are highly decayed it is easy for the rot to transfer into the crack of the teeth immediately surrounding it. Dental crowns are a barrier to prevent the spread of oral diseases and the crowns are a long term solution being that the average dental crown last from two to three years. So once a crown has been put into place one no longer has to worry about issues that were prevalent.

The last benefit of crowns is that they result in a more healthy and confident smile. There is no price that one can pay when their warm smile matches the great feeling which they have about themselves on the inside.