The Steps to Building a Better Smile: Dental Crowns

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Are you looking to dramatically enhance your smile without extracting any of your teeth? Would you like to keep your natural teeth, but seek protective guards that can ensure they will thrive for many years to come? If so, look no further than dental crowns, which provide the necessary support your smile needs. Dental crowns cap teeth on all sides down to the gum line and can protect against future damage or decay.

Dental crowns are very durable and known for their longevity. Although they can be knocked out from time to time, dental crowns can function last anywhere between two decades to a lifetime of heavy use. In addition, dental crowns can easily be used to conceal previous tooth restoration procedures such as dental bridges, dental implants, root canals, and dental fillings.

Furthermore, the added protection on all sides of a tooth can greatly improve the function of a tooth, and can even take teeth that were once thought to be dead weight in your mouth and make them operational once more. Dental crowns have been known to help restore speaking, eating, and biting skills that may be hindered by damaged or broken teeth.

In instances where dental fillings need to be placed but there’s not enough tooth left, crowns can be added to bind the tooth and filling together. Furthermore, dental crowns can be extremely useful for teeth that otherwise would need to be extracted, such as those that are cracking, breaking apart, or suffering from severe tooth decay.

To upgrade your smile with dental crowns, you are welcome to schedule a visit with our dentist in Portland, Oregon. If you would like Dr. Thomas Hicks and our team at LifeSmile Dental Group to bring you in for an oral exam or professional cleaning, please call our dentist office at 503-644-5433.