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Is your smile one of your least favorite features? Adding dental crowns to your teeth can completely transform a damaged or unattractive smile. Our Clarks Summit, PA, dentists - Dr. Jeffrey Bell, Dr. Dale Collins and Dr. Amy Cravath - explains how crowns can improve your smile.
Dental crowns restore damaged teeth
Do you spend more time frowning than smiling because you have a broken tooth? The problem doesn't just detract from your smile, but probably also makes it harder to chew. Adding a crown to the tooth is a simple way to restore its appearance and improve its function.
Crowns are hollow porcelain restorations that fit over your teeth. They're created from a mold of your mouth to ensure that they look perfectly natural. During your first crown visit in our Clarks Summit office, we'll prepare your teeth by filing them slightly to reduce their size, make an impression of your mouth and create a temporary crown, which you'll wear until your permanent crown is ready.
Crowns prevent dental disasters
Fragile may be just one bite away from falling apart. If you don't take steps to stabilize your tooth, it may break one day when you bite into a pretzel or apple. Teeth can become fragile due to cracks, aging, trauma or dental procedures, such as root canal therapy or fillings that replace a large portion of your tooth structure. Crowns strengthen teeth, but also absorb the strong forces produced by biting. Once your crown is in place, you'll no longer need to worry every time you enjoy a snack. If your tooth is cracked, your crown will also prevent bacteria from entering it and causing an infection or tooth decay.
Need to hide an imperfection? Dental crowns offer an excellent solution
Does your smile need a little help due to a big or small flaw? Topping a twisted or discolored tooth with a crown totally changes the appearance of your problem tooth. Crowns can conceal a range of imperfections, including chips, uneven surfaces and pointed teeth. They're also a good choice if you have a little trouble chewing because one tooth isn't quite as tall as its neighbors.
Why not take advantage of versatile crowns to make over your smile? Call our Clarks Summit, PA, dentists - Dr. Bell, Dr. Collins and Dr. Cravath - at (570) 586-1411 to schedule an appointment.