If we cut our skin or break a bone, we can count on it healing most of the time, even if we need medical intervention, but we only get one set of adult teeth in our lifetime, which is why we should treat them like royalty and give them the dental crowns they deserve when they need it.
Dental crowns are a versatile restoration that offers many benefits. Your dentist in Tampa is here to share with you the many incredible uses of dental crowns for oral health.
#1 Teeth Are Tough, But Not Indestructible
Since we have teeth for our entire lives (hopefully), we need to realize the enormous pressure we put on them. Chewing our food is no small task; teeth can break when we bite into something we shouldn’t. If you have a nighttime clenching and grinding habit, the risks to our smiles increase.
If you have a broken, cracked, or worn tooth, a dental crown can give its function and comfort back.
#2 Root Canal Treatment Weakens the Tooth
Because root canal therapy removes the living tissue from a tooth, it can become brittle and more prone to damage. A dental crown can protect the tooth in its weakened state. You may wonder if these heroics are worth it. Should you have a root canal rather than an extraction? The short answer is yes. It’s usually cheaper and more beneficial to save your natural teeth whenever possible.
#3 Build Up Your Bite
How your teeth come together, called occlusion, impacts the health and comfort of your jaw. It also determines how you chew your food, speak, and your appearance. Severely worn teeth can benefit from dental crowns to build up your bite. We may also recommend that you wrap your new crowns in a protective nightguard, so you get the most out of your investment.
#4 Well, They Look Pretty Great, Too
If you have oddly shaped teeth or some severe discoloration, a dental crown can cover those imperfections and give you a gorgeous, perfectly shaded and shaped new tooth.
#5 Mind the Gap
A dental crown is what holds dental bridges in place, so if you have missing teeth, a dental crown plays an integral role in giving you your smile back and keeping all of your other teeth in line.
Dr. Mancuso and our entire team look forward to helping you regain your smile with the versatile and natural-looking dental crowns we design just for you.