If you have a discolored, decayed, or damaged tooth, then a dental crown from Highlands Ranch Smiles may be just what you need to bring your smile back to full force.
Dental crowns are a key component of restorative dentistry, and restorative dentistry is a key part of our practice in Highlands Ranch, CO.
If you would like to find out our more about dental crowns or our other restorative services, you can call us or contact us online to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists.
The Many Uses Of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns could be considered the cornerstone of restorative care.
As mentioned above, they can and are used to fix a number of issues.
➤ Discolored Tooth
For someone who has developed stains on his or her teeth, we might recommend teeth whitening. But what do you do if just one tooth looks different than the rest?
You may be wondering how this can happen. Trauma can cause this condition. An injury to a tooth could alter the color so it stands out from the rest of your smile.
A dental crown can be created to closely match the color of your natural teeth. When this crown is placed over your discolored tooth, then your smile will look more uniform in color once again.
➤ Decayed Tooth
This can contribute to your discoloration as well. As decay eats into a tooth, that tooth can look darker or yellower. The bigger issue, however, is that the decay is weakening the structure of the tooth as well.
To correct this problem, our team at Highlands Ranch Smiles will remove the decay from your tooth. If the cavity is some, we may be able to fix it with a dental filling. Larger cavities can affect the overall strength of the teeth, which is a why a dental crown is a better fix in those situations.
➤ Damaged Tooth
This can happen a number of ways. You may suffer a broken tooth as a result of trauma to your mouth. The impact can leave you tooth vulnerable to bacteria that cause tooth decay, which only compounds the problem. Getting a dental crown to restore your tooth to its original shape.
You also could chip your tooth while biting into something hard like an unpopped kernel of popcorn or a nut. Again, a dental crown can rebuild your tooth.
Then again, the damage to your teeth can be more gradual. You can wear down your teeth through habits like opening things with your teeth or nail biting. If you grind your teeth together, this affects their condition as well.
As more of your enamel wears away, you may notice that your teeth are more sensitive than they once were. With a dental crown from Highlands Ranch Smiles, you can protect the healthy parts of your tooth and reduce that sensitivity.
➤ Root Canal Completion
During a root canal treatment, one of our dentists would remove the infected parts of your tooth. The last step in the process is sealing your tooth to reduce the risk of a recurring infection. Often, a dental crown is the best way to protect the tooth while restoring your smile.
➤ Tooth replacement
Losing a tooth due to decay or a traumatic injury can change your smile much more than you would like. Again, a dental crown can be part of the solution. You can get a dental bridge (which is made by fusing multiple crowns together), or you can place a dental crown on a dental implant. The implant is placed in your jaw as a replacement for the root of your missing tooth.
Metal-Free Dental Crowns
Dental crowns can be made from a variety of substances, but we use metal-free dental crowns at our dentist office. We want our patients in and around Highlands Ranch, CO, to have dental crowns that are both durable and aesthetically pleasing.
If our dentists are going to restore your tooth, they want it to be completely restored. That means it should function like a tooth. It should feel like a real tooth.
And just as important, it should look like a natural tooth when it is placed in your mouth.
At Highlands Ranch Smiles, we believe every patient deserves a complete smile that they are happy to share with the rest of the world.