People talk about rebuilding all the time.
People rebuild buildings after a storm. In other cases, it’s about rebuilding the reputation of a public figure.
In dentistry, we often discuss rebuilding smiles, and one of the best tools for doing that is a dental crown .
Crowns have been around — in one form or another — for thousands of years. Modern crowns can bring back the appearance of your smile, and they can restore your ability to eat the foods you love as well!
Stonecreek Dental Care has made more crowns than we can count for patients across Ohio. With our multiple locations , we’re here to help you.
In the course of human history, people have tried using a lot of things to repair or replace teeth.
Metal, animal bones, seashells, and stones are just a few of them. We don’t have to tell you, none of these look “natural” in your mouth.
Even so, metal crowns are still being used, although they are becoming less common thanks to new materials. Our porcelain crowns look like real teeth. They are so similar, in fact, that most people probably won’t know which of your teeth is “fake” unless you tell them.
This can make a big difference in your confidence. Having a tooth that looks real and a natural-looking smile could be important for you in your personal, professional, and social life.
Functional Tooth Restoration
As important as restoring your smile is, bringing back the function of your damaged or missing tooth is equally important. For a long time, people could either choose a fragile, but realistic crown, or they could get a fully functional but ugly tooth replacement.
When you repair a tooth, you should still be able to eat all the foods that you love. You will be able to do that with one of our dental crowns.
This can make a difference in your quality of life as well. When you know that you can bite and chew naturally and comfortably, you can keep ordering the foods you want to eat when you dine with family and friends.
Why You Would Get a Crown
Dental crowns are one of the most versatile services that we offer. They can be used to fix all of these problems:
- Broken teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Decayed teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Infected teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Missing teeth
- Worn-down teeth
The process for getting any of these is pretty similar. First, we remove the outer layer of the tooth to form an abutment. This will provide the support for your crown, which will be designed to match the shape and color of the rest of your smile.
When the crown is ready, it will be bonded to the abutment with dental cement. With proper care, your crown can last for decades.
To fix an infected tooth, a dental crown would be the final step in a root canal procedure. Again, this restores the appearance of the tooth and preserves its function.
Crowns can be used to replace missing teeth in a couple ways. First, crowns can be bonded together to form a dental bridge. (We would reshape nearby teeth to provide support for the bridge.)
Another great option is getting a dental implant , which replaces the root of your lost tooth. By first placing an implant, we would not need to reshape any teeth to make a bridge. The implant itself would support your crown.
Don’t live your life feeling embarrassed by your broken, cracked, decayed, or discolored tooth. Don’t hide your smile because one of your teeth is missing.