What You Need To Know About Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are hollow, synthetic caps that are placed over natural teeth to strengthen and protect them, or to improve their appearance. When placed in conjunction with dental implants or bridgework, dental crowns can also fill in the gaps caused by tooth loss. Dr. Jordan Harper and Dr. Ralf Zapata, the skilled dentists at Niceville Family Dental in Niceville, FL, can restore your smile with dental crowns.

How Dental Crowns Help

Dental crowns look like natural teeth so they readily blend in with the rest of your smile. They can be made from a variety of materials, but are often made of porcelain because it so closely resembles the look of tooth enamel. Additionally, each crown is custom-made for the best fit possible.

A dental crown can serve many purposes. One of the main reasons for placing a crown over a tooth is to strengthen the tooth. Teeth that have been worn down or damaged are often too weak to perform regular biting and chewing functions. Since the tooth is completely encased inside, the crown provides a strong outer shell that can withstand the force of biting and chewing food. Another function of dental crowns is to protect worn down, weak, or damaged teeth from enduring additional wear and tear.

In addition to strengthening and protecting teeth, dental crowns can also improve the appearance of teeth with cosmetic problems. A crown can transform the look of teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored, stained, or oddly shaped. Once the crown is in place, imperfections will be hidden inside and the affected tooth will have a flawless new exterior.

Another way dental crowns help is by filling in the gaps where teeth are missing. Whether you need to replace a single tooth or several, crowns can restore your smile when used in conjunction with dental implants or a dental bridge.

Dental crowns can help your smile in several ways. Whether you need to strengthen a damaged tooth or want to improve the appearance of a flawed one, dental crowns can help. The experienced dentists at our office in Niceville, FL, can help you decide if dental crowns are the right option for you.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

There are numerous benefits associated with dental crowns. They restore both function and beauty to your smile. Some primary benefits of dental crowns include:

  • Improving the look of teeth with cosmetic issues
  • Filling in the gaps where teeth are missing
  • Strengthening teeth that are worn down or damaged
  • Protecting teeth from further wear and tear
  • Restoring biting and chewing functions
  • They are durable and long-lasting with proper care
  • They look completely natural and blend in with the rest of your smile

Dental crowns can do so much for your smile. They can strengthen, protect, restore, and transform it. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Harper or Dr. Zapata to learn more about how to improve your smile with dental crowns by calling Niceville Family Dental in Niceville, FL, at (850) 729-1223.

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