Dental Crowns Can Make Damaged Teeth Whole Again
If your teeth are broken or damaged from injury, decay or just the ravages of time, you can have strong teeth and a restored smile once again. The answer is dental crowns, the strong, protective caps placed on teeth to guard against breakage and fracture. Your dentist Dr. Paul Culver in Brookfield, WI wants to show you how dental crowns can strengthen your damaged teeth.
Large silver fillings used to be the go-to treatment for teeth that are badly damaged. The problem with large silver fillings is that they can actually weaken a tooth, making it more susceptible to fracture. If you bite into hard food just right, you can shear off part of your tooth right along with the filling.
Dental crowns actually make your teeth stronger because they cover the entire visible part of your teeth with a protective armor-like coating. Sometimes if a tooth is badly damaged, your Brookfield dentist may need to insert metal posts in your tooth and build up a metal framework to support the crown.
You can choose from several different materials for your crown depending on the location in your mouth and your budget. Dr. Culver can suggest:
Full gold crowns--the strongest and least expensive, and are usually reserved for back teeth where you need chewing strength.
Porcelain fused to gold crowns--a little more expensive, providing both beauty and strength. These can be placed at any location in your mouth.
If you want a stronger, more beautiful smile, it’s time to consider dental crowns. Don’t see just anyone, you deserve to see an expert like Dr. Paul Culver in Brookfield, WI. Dental crowns are a very durable, beautiful solution to strengthen your teeth and restore your smile. Don’t wait! Get started on your new smile and call today!