Can dental crowns help improve your smile?

 In Crowns and Bridges

Dental crowns are a common restoration in both general and cosmetic dentistry. Many patients who want to change the appearance of a tooth or protect a weakened tooth will benefit from a dental crown. Spring area residents can visit Dr. Dernick in The Woodlands for a consultation appointment and examination to determine if dental crowns are right for them.

Dental crowns serve three primary purposes. First, they are used to cover a tooth to change the appearance. When a patient has stains or discoloration on his or her tooth that cannot be addressed with teeth whitening or other cosmetic methods, a dental crown may be placed. This crown is made to match the patient’s teeth and is bonded over the top. Second, dental crowns can be used to protect a tooth. A tooth that is weakened from root canal treatment, trauma, or cavities can benefit from a dental crown. Spring area residents that have recently had root canal therapy may have a dental crown placed on the treated tooth. This is because the removal of the dental pulp eliminates the blood supply to the tooth, which can cause it to become brittle. Teeth that have been cracked or chipped will also benefit from the use of a dental crown.

Third, dental crowns can be made to restore a dental implant. When a patient has lost a tooth, they will often consider long-term, permanent restorations such as dental implants. These dental implants are placed into the jawbone and are topped with a dental crown to act as a false tooth to restore the smile and improve chewing and biting efficiency.

Dr. Dernick is proud to offer a variety of cosmetic restorations and treatments to help patients improve their smiles, and dental crowns are a versatile, affordable option for many patients. If you have been considering the benefits of a dental crown and live in the Spring area, contact Dr. Dernick for an initial consultation appointment today.


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