If you have broken or damaged teeth, cosmetic crowns could be a solution to the problem. Any number of accidents can leave you with broken teeth. Some patients have damaged their teeth while chewing on ice while others suffered a serious accident. Fortunately, these problems can be corrected, and the procedure is easier than you might think.
How Teeth Become Cracked
The enamel that covers your teeth is extremely strong, and it’s the toughest tissue that you have inside of your entire body. However, enamel isn’t indestructible, so it can break. Football is a common cause of tooth damage.
There are several types of food that can damage your teeth, and some well-known offenders are soda, potato chips, coffee, citrus, ice, alcohol and candy. Tooth decay can weaken your teeth and make them much more vulnerable to cracking.
What are Cosmetic Crowns?
A cosmetic crown can be used to fix a broken or damaged tooth. It’s viewed as a form of tooth replacement. After it has been placed over a broken tooth, it will deliver a uniform appearance and dramatically improve the look and feel of the tooth.
The crown can help a damaged tooth fit in with the rest of your teeth, and it will also restore functionality to the tooth. Cosmetic crowns are popular because it’s almost impossible to tell if a person has them. The crowns will blend in with your other teeth and improve your appearance.
Depending on the needs of the patient, crowns can be made of gold, ceramic or porcelain, but cosmetic crowns are almost always made out of a material that can closely match the color of your natural teeth.
Benefits of Cosmetic Crowns
If you have teeth that are damaged or broken, you should consider the advantages of getting crowns. For starters, they’re very effective at repairing broken teeth.
They can also hide the effects of bruxism and strengthen damaged teeth. A cosmetic crown is particularly useful after you’ve had a root canal because it can be used to strengthen the tooth. A crown can also protect a tooth that has recently received a large filling.
It’s not uncommon for a tooth to begin decaying, and the process can weaken the tooth and make it vulnerable to cracking. Cosmetic crowns can prevent tooth decay from spreading and restore the normal appearance of the tooth.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Cosmetic crowns can be very effective for damaged or broken teeth, and they can restore the lost beauty and functionality of the teeth. Schedule an appointment at the office of Dr. Samuel F. Jirik, DDS to learn more about how cosmetic crowns can benefit you. Our office is located in Cabot, AR, but our skilled cosmetic dentist also serves the Little Rock, AR and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule your dental appointment.