There are often several possible solutions to correct a dental problem. Porcelain crowns are one of those versatile cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry procedures that can correct a problem while beautifying a tooth at the same time.
1. Weak Teeth
Some teeth are simply prone to breaking. One person can bite down on a crunchy apple and be fine. Another person can break a tooth doing the same thing. If tooth enamel is weak, there is a greater chance of suffering from dental issues. Porcelain crowns can be used to build up a particularly weak tooth, restoring the tooth’s strength and making it fully functional so you can bite and chew without worry.
2. Broken Teeth
If a tooth is cracked, chipped, or fractured and it isn’t tended to quickly, the problem is likely to get bigger and in different ways. When tooth structure is compromised, it not only weakens that very tooth but makes neighboring teeth susceptible to developing their own problems. A damaged tooth also leaves room for food particles and bacteria to enter the tooth, causing infection or abscess. A porcelain crown covers the broken tooth, protecting it from further damage and making it strong and whole again.
3. Large Cavities
Sometimes a tooth-colored filling just isn’t the most robust solution to tend to a large area of decay on a tooth. Sometimes a partial crown, also known as an onlay, isn’t big enough to cover the problem either. Enter the porcelain crown. A tooth that has undergone root canal therapy or has been cleared of extensive decay or infection is poised to be covered by a durable porcelain crown. The crown hides any repairs and restores a tooth’s position in your smile.
4. Oddly Shaped Teeth
When a tooth is oddly shaped, it stands out from the rest of your smile. You may have impeccable oral health and sturdy teeth and gums, but if one tooth looks misshapen, you can be self-conscious about this characteristic rather than enamored by the quirk. Porcelain crowns are customized for every patient so they match the natural color of your tooth enamel and are bonded right in place to cover the tooth you don’t love and complete your smile.
Teeth are supposed to be the right white to complement your skin tone and the rest of your smile. When one tooth stands out because it’s stained, discolored, or just looks completely different from your other teeth, that’s a problem. In cases like these, teeth whitening may not make a dent in the discoloration, you may not necessarily want porcelain veneers, and you just want to ensure that once your tooth is corrected it’ll stay that way. Porcelain crowns cover the tooth in question, making it blend in with the rest of your smile, permanently.
Get a Porcelain Crown from Your Suwanee Dentist
If you have a problem tooth that needs some attention, schedule an appointment with Dr. Mitul Patel at Family & Cosmetic Dental Care in Johns Creek to find out whether a porcelain crown is the right cosmetic dentistry or restorative dentistry solution for you. Contact us today.