Loving your smile – when you should consider a dental crown

There is nothing quite like a beautiful smile that shows off a great looking set of teeth.

First impressions do count and when people see a perfect set of teeth they can respond favourably and be attracted to your poise and confidence.

Dental crowns make great smiles better

Unfortunately, Mother Nature hasn’t blessed us all with a perfect set of chompers and the daily grind of life can take its toll on our teeth in many different ways.

Your teeth can become cracked, crooked or discoloured, which affects your confidence in giving a smile or interacting with other people in public.
Even the most naturally confident person can be held back by poor dental health, or even just one tooth that’s out of place.

But instead of just simply accepting these faults, there are many ways to improve your smile, and one of the best ways is to have dental crowns fitted to your teeth.

When combined with a positive attitude and a beaming smile, this simple piece of dental technology can transform your self-confidence and give you a new lease of life.

What is a dental crown?

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are fitted over dead, damaged or misshapen teeth. Dental crowns are made from a variety of materials, including ceramics, porcelain and metals.

When cemented into place, dental crowns greatly improve the size, shape and strength of a tooth.

Fitting dental crowns is a fairly straightforward cosmetic dental procedure, which makes them very cost effective. Also, because they are made from high quality materials, dental crowns will last a long time and bring long-term value, both in terms of appearance and price.

The advantages of dental crowns

One of the main benefits of having a dental crown fitted is the instantaneous improvement it can make to your smile and your self-confidence.

A perfectly shaped and coloured dental crown can replace the look of an area of your teeth where a dead, decayed or yellowed tooth once was.

This will improve your smile and make you feel much better about your teeth, allowing you to live your life with greater confidence.

In addition, dental crowns also promote greater dental hygiene by covering up damaged or misshapen areas that can cause plaque or bacteria to build up.

Choosing a dental crown

There are there types of dental crowns: metal, porcelain and porcelain fused to metal. Due to cosmetic considerations, full porcelain or porcelain fused to metal crowns are used for restoring the front teeth.

Full porcelain crowns look more natural but in some cases porcelain fused to metals can be more conservative options(depend on your bite and para-functional habits such as grinding or clenching) Your dentist will go through the different aspects of each type with you  to help you make an informed decision.

So if your smile is looking a bit worn these days, or you’ve got a few teeth that need some improving, consider having a dental crown fitted by your dentist.

This dental technology is usually quite simple and fast to install and offers long term utility that will restore your smile and your confidence.