Dental crowns are a common treatment option for patients with restorative and cosmetic dental needs. A crown is a ceramic shell that fits over a tooth like a cap and is bonded securely into place. This is a permanent dental solution. When properly cared for, a dental crown can last for more than a decade. Crowns have a wide variety of uses in different areas of dentistry. Dr. Drew Shulman, a dentist in Philadelphia, outlines three major benefits of dental crowns.
Teeth are durable and can withstand the wear and tear of everyday usage. However, circumstances such as age, decay, or impact trauma can leave your teeth vulnerable to damage. Broken, chipped, or cracked teeth will require restorative dental solutions. A dental crown can be the ideal treatment option for tooth repair. The ceramic material is resilient, and the covering can protect teeth from further harm. Your dentist can evaluate if you have a strong enough foundation in your teeth, gums, and jaw to support a dental crown.
Dental crowns have cosmetic benefits as well. A crown can not only enhance your smile’s appearance with restored teeth, but it can serve as a whitening tool too. Dentists craft crowns with your unique smile in mind. Special attention is paid to the size, shape, and color of your crown to fit in with your natural teeth. Dental crowns can be used to cover stained, yellowed, or discolored teeth to make your smile brighter. You can schedule a consultation with your dentist to learn if a dental crown can help you reach your aesthetic goals.
Dental work protection
Because dental crowns effectively protect newly restored teeth, dentists also use crowns after completing dental procedures. Root canal therapy removes infected pulp from the root of a tooth. With the tooth vulnerable after this process, a crown can prevent further infections from affecting the area. A dental crown is also useful in treating cavities that are too large for traditional fillings. The crown can protect the enamel from additional tooth decay. Dentists also can use a dental crown for patients receiving dental implants. The crown can attach to the titanium posts surgically placed into the jaw as a durable prosthetic in tooth replacement treatment.
Dental crowns and more in Philadelphia
Dr. Shulman provides dental crowns and other restorative dental solutions to patients in Philadelphia. Our practice also specializes in general and cosmetic dentistry. To schedule an appointment with us, contact our office online or reach us by phone at 215.372.1142.