How dental crowns from your dentists in Lubbock, TX, can make your smile stronger
If you have badly damaged teeth, you may be thinking your smile is gone for good. Nothing could be further from the truth, thanks to dental crowns. Dental crowns restore both the strength and the beauty of your smile.
Dr. Camie Davis and Dr. Kourtney Kouth at Hill-Davis Dental Group in Lubbock, TX, offer a wide range of dental services, including dental crowns to make your smile stronger.
You can benefit from dental crowns if your teeth have:
- Severe dental decay
- Been through dental trauma or injury
- Lost a substantial amount of tooth structure
- Had large metal fillings placed which are leaking
- Had root canal treatment
Dental crowns are the perfect solution to protecting badly damaged teeth because they cover the entire surface of each tooth, above the gumline. They fit over each tooth, keeping your teeth from breaking. Your chewing and biting strength are restored, thanks to dental crowns.
If you have lost a substantial amount of tooth structure, your dentist may want to insert a post in your tooth to help support the dental crown. A metal framework is built up around the post and the crown is placed over the metal foundation. This is known as a post-and-core build-up.
Added strength is just one benefit of dental crowns. Today’s dental crowns are made of natural-looking materials like porcelain. Porcelain is light-reflective and looks just like natural tooth enamel, so dental crowns can actually make your smile more aesthetically appealing. In fact, porcelain crowns are an excellent choice to replace large, bulky, leaking metal fillings.
Full porcelain crowns are a great choice for front teeth and teeth that are visible when you smile. For back teeth, it may be advisable to have porcelain-fused-to-metal or PFM crowns placed. The metal foundation of these crowns provides more strength for chewing.
To find out more about how dental crowns can restore damaged teeth and make your smile stronger, call Dr. Camie Davis and Dr. Kourtney Kouth of Hill-Davis Dental Group in Lubbock, TX, at (806) 793-0651. Call today, and strengthen your smile with dental crowns!