Dental Crowns Strengthen Damaged Teeth
What you need to know about dental crowns
Aging and general wear-and-tear can damage your teeth. All of a sudden, it seems your smile is broken and unsightly. It’s time to think about dental crowns to strengthen your teeth. You deserve to look your best and eat the foods you love without worrying about broken teeth. Dr. Ashley Lloyd in Raleigh, NC wants you to know what dental crowns can do for you and your smile.
Dental crowns strengthen your teeth by covering the visible part of your teeth with armor-like protection. You don’t have to worry when you bite down because the strong crowns are shielding your teeth from biting forces. They literally hold your teeth together. Large metal fillings, on the other hand, can divide your teeth and weaken them, so that when you bite down, you can actually shear off a portion of your tooth.
Sometimes, if your tooth is severely damaged, your Raleigh dentist can place a metal post in your tooth, along with a metal framework, called a build-up. This build-up creates a firm foundation for your new crown.
Dr. Lloyd has several materials for your new crown, depending on location in the mouth and your personal preferences. She can help you make the decision that’s best for you.
A full gold crown is the strongest crown. It is perfect for back teeth where you need biting strength, and the teeth don’t show when you smile. Gold crowns are usually the least expensive type of crown.
Porcelain can be fused to the gold, creating a crown that is cosmetically beautiful and natural-looking, but still has the strength of gold.
A full porcelain crown is the most beautiful and also the most natural-looking. Unlike other crown materials, porcelain is translucent, just like your existing teeth. Porcelain crowns are ideal for front teeth where you want cosmetic beauty when you smile.
If your smile is broken and unsightly, it’s time to take action. You need to strengthen your teeth with dental crowns before more damage is done. It’s time to call Dr. Ashley Lloyd in Raleigh, NC and restore your smile to greatness. Call today!