In general, dental crowns are designed for practical purposes. For example, if a tooth is damaged, the dentist can put on a crown to help you protect that tooth. However, they aren’t just good for practical purposes. Crowns are also great for cosmetic purposes. At the office of Samuel F. Jirik, DDS, we can tell you more about how a cosmetic crown may be able to benefit you.
What are Cosmetic Crowns?
Cosmetic crowns are not actually different from the types of crowns that are used for dental restorations. If you’ve ever had a crown put on a tooth in the past, such as if you had a tooth that was seriously decayed, then you already have experience with cosmetic crowns. However, you might never have had one placed for cosmetic purposes. What you should know is that the placement and use is very similar, even if the purpose is a little different.
If you don’t know much about crowns, you might be wondering about how they’re used. Basically, a crown is put on top of your regular tooth. Even though they aren’t permanent, crowns that are placed properly should stay in place for a long time.
What is a Cosmetic Crown Used For?
When used for cosmetic purposes, crowns serve various purposes. For example, if you have misshapen teeth, you can cover them and their shape up with the help of a crown. This is also a good option if you have a filling that is a different color from your teeth, since it will help both cover up the problem and protect the filling. This is a popular choice for those who are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth.
Are You a Good Candidate for Cosmetic Crowns?
After learning a little more about cosmetic crowns, you could be wondering if you can have them put on to improve the look of your teeth. Generally, cosmetic crowns are a good idea for those who already need them for practical purposes but who would like to see cosmetic improvements to the look of their teeth, too. However, they are sometimes used for cosmetic purposes alone. The best way to determine you candidacy is to seek the professional advice of a dentist.
If you’d like to find out more about cosmetic crowns and whether or not they might be right for your cosmetic dentistry needs, get in touch with the dental office of Dr. Samuel F. Jirik! When you schedule your appointment at our Little Rock location, we will dedicate ourselves to giving you the smile of your dreams. Contact us today to make a consultation!