You look in the mirror, and you can’t help but see it. Your smile is damaged. Whether you have some chips, cracks, worn edges, or even gaps from a lost tooth, you don’t like how it makes you look. Then you wonder about what other people are thinking when they see your smile.
Thankfully, you don’t have to worry about that anymore. Call our Kennewick, WA dental office today at 509-591-0515 and make an appointment to get dental crowns. These restorative dentistry treatments can repair and beautify your smile. As a member of both the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Hadley is your Kennewick dentist with the training to help restore your smile.
What Is A Dental Crown?
A restorative dentistry treatment is one that repairs (or restores) your teeth to how they should be: beautiful, strong, and healthy. That’s exactly what a dental crown is designed to do.
In effect, dental crowns are caps for your damaged teeth. Each is made specifically for one of your teeth, so even if you got several, they would all be a little different. Dental crowns are made from a special material that looks and feels like healthy enamel. Your dental crowns will even be color-matched to blend in with your other teeth.
The dental crown procedure is routine for a highly trained Kennewick dentist like Dr. Hadley. After the tooth is cleaned, a thin layer of enamel is removed. This is so the dental crown sits flush with your other teeth and doesn’t look oddly big. Then Dr. Hadley expertly bonds the crown over the damaged tooth. Then you are done!
How You Benefit From A Dental Crown
Dental crowns are amazing because they can be used in so many ways to restore your smile. Here are four of the most common reasons you could get a dental crown.
REPAIR DAMAGED TEETH
The enamel covering your teeth is very tough, but it’s possible to damage it. Sports injuries, accidents, and cavities can all damage enamel. While you can normally get a filling for a cavity, that only works if the cavity is small. Fillings tend to fall out of big cavities.
By calling our Kennewick dentist today, you can make an appointment to repair those damaged teeth with dental crowns. They’re caps so they cover over all the damaged spots on your enamel. It also adds a layer of protection to those teeth, making sure the damaged areas do not get worse over time.
STRENGTHEN WEAK TEETH
When you get minor damage to your enamel like a chip, the strength of the tooth is decreased. You are more likely to get more damage at those weak spots. However, you can also wear down your enamel through teeth grinding (also called bruxism) or by having too many crooked teeth.
Thankfully, you can make those teeth strong again with a dental crown. As with repairing damaged teeth, dental crowns will strengthen your weakened teeth by covering up those weak spots with a durable layer of protection.
COVER IMPERFECTIONS & STAINS
Over all those years of chewing and drinking, your teeth can get a bit stained. That’s why your smile is likely a bit dingy and dark by now. But you can also have physical imperfections with your teeth. These can be something you’re born with (like an irregular side) or the result of worn enamel (like a crooked biting surface).
Although dental crowns are primarily designed to repair teeth, they can be used to make them look better as well. That’s because your dental crowns will look like healthy versions of the teeth they cover.
REPLACE MISSING TEETH
Dental crowns can even be used to replace teeth you may have lost over the years. Dental bridges and dental implants both use dental crowns as the durable but natural-looking replacement teeth.
Call us today at 509-591-0515 or contact us through our convenient online form to schedule your next appointment for a dental crown. Dr. Hadley is your Kennewick dentist with advanced training in restorative dentistry. That means you can soon repair, strengthen, and even replace your teeth with dental crowns.