The Benefits of Dental Crowns By Jeffery Hennigan, DDS on September 13, 2022

two dental crownsDental crowns are tooth-shaped restorations that fit over the teeth to repair damage, improve aesthetics, and restore oral health. 

At Lake Area Dentistry, our team of dentists believe it’s important for patients to make informed decisions about their care and offer consultations to discuss dental crown benefits with patients in Lake CharlesLA, DeQuincy, LASulphur, LA, and surrounding areas. 

If you would like to discuss how dental crowns may be right for you, we welcome you to schedule a consultation. In the meantime, let’s take a look at some of the most notable benefits of dental crowns. 

Restored Dental Health 

Teeth that are damaged from decay or injury are at increased risk of further damage and even tooth loss. Dental crowns fit over damaged teeth providing the important benefit of restoring dental health and preventing tooth loss.  

Restored Dental Strength

Dental crowns are often used to restore dental strength after the placement of large fillings or root canal therapy. Although large fillings and root canal therapy are necessary to saving damaged teeth from tooth loss, they can leave treated teeth weakened and vulnerable to breakage. Dental crowns essentially create a wall of protection around such teeth, helping to prevent further damage and restoring dental strength. 

Restored and Improved Appearance

Dental crowns can be used to restore the appearance of damaged teeth or address cosmetic concerns in healthy, undamaged teeth. Dental crowns completely encase problem teeth providing many benefits to those who want to transform the health and appearance of teeth with cracks, fractures, fillings, discoloration, and shape irregularities.

Relief from Dental Pain and Discomfort

Dental damage affecting the enamel and structure of the teeth often causes pain and discomfort. Such issues can make the teeth sensitive to temperature changes or sensitive to the pressure from biting and chewing. Dental crowns can provide relief by providing a barrier of protection for these teeth. 

Dental Crown Treatment Can Be Completed in One Visit

Dental crown treatment is fast and can be completed in a single dental visit with CEREC technology. Using the CEREC system, a 3D image is taken of the tooth and used to mill a customized dental crown which is then fitted and bonded in place to complete dental crown treatment.  

Dental Crowns Are Durable

Dental crowns are made of strong dental materials so they can withstand normal chewing forces and regular wear. Because dental crowns are so durable they will last many years with proper care and maintenance. Their durability and long lifespan make them a great option for restoring dental health and improving the smile’s appearance. 

Dental Crowns Are Easy to Care for 

Dental crowns are easy to care for, much like the natural teeth. With this in mind, it’s important to brush twice a day and floss regularly, paying a little extra attention to the gum line around the dental crown. It’s also important to avoid hard foods, such as ice and candy. Although dental crowns are very durable, regularly chewing on hard foods can shorten their lifespan. 

Find Out if Dental Crowns Are Right for You

To find out if you’re a good candidate for dental crowns or to learn more about dental crowns and other dental treatments, call (337) 786-6221 to schedule a consultation.

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