Dental crowns are among the most recognizable forms of restorative dental treatment, even among people who’ve never had a dental crown placed over a tooth. That’s because crowns have been a highly effective way to repair and restore teeth with a variety of concerns for a long time. Today, they remain a popular way to restore teeth that have been damaged or severely blemished. With the help of more advanced dental technologies, more lifelike materials, and more personalized dental treatment, today’s dental crowns can accomplish those goals with greater results in terms of your tooth’s appearance and long-term health.
They function like your healthy tooth structure
There are several considerations that go into restoring a tooth that’s been fractured, broken, or damaged in other ways. For example, for the treatment to succeed, your dental crown must be able to restore the tooth’s ability to function properly when you bite and chew. This means closely mimicking the tooth’s size, shape, and contour to fit in comfortably with the overall contour and balance of your bite. Modern dental crowns are often designed using advanced digital imaging technology, which allows for highly precise measurements and digital molds to be taken of your tooth and dental ridge. These measurements help ensure that your dental crown can more accurately restore your tooth’s natural function.
They can make teeth look better
Replicating the precise size, shape, and contour of your natural tooth is important to your dental crown’s ability to restore your tooth structure. However, modern dental crowns can do more than just fix teeth, but also improve their appearance if they’ve been significantly blemished. Many dental crowns today are crafted from highly lifelike materials such as porcelain and zirconia, which have the ability to closely resemble the healthy appearance of your natural tooth structure. This gives modern dental crowns significant cosmetic value, and makes them an ideal solution for addressing certain types of significant tooth blemishes.
Placing a modern crown is more convenient
The highly precise and lifelike design of modern dental crowns can make them the ultimate solution in restoring teeth, especially if they experience substantial damage to their structures (such as a crack or break). However, dental crowns have advanced even further in the methods in which they can be placed. For example, at our office, we can utilize more advanced CEREC technology to design and place your dental crown all during a single visit, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of restoring your tooth much sooner.
Learn more about modern dental crowns
The main purposes of a dental crown are to restore and protect a tooth, but modern dental technology and materials allow for crowns that can do so more conveniently and with highly lifelike results. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call Lake Orion Family Dentistry in Lake Orion, MI, today at 248-693-6213.