Damaged, weak or fractured teeth can ruin your self-confidence while causing serious oral problems such as jaw deterioration once the tooth is lost, tooth decay and gum disease. With this in mind, it is safe to say that if you do not get your tooth fixed, you will end up losing more teeth. Therefore, it would be wise to schedule an appointment with a cosmetic dentist who will restore your damaged tooth by using dental crowns.
Dental crowns are an excellent way to restore damaged, weak or fractured teeth, as it is a tooth-shaped cap that fits over your natural tooth, restoring its shape, size and function. A dental crown may also be placed on top of an implant, providing a tooth-like shape and function.
Porcelain and ceramic crowns can flawlessly match the colour of your natural teeth. However, these are not the only material that crowns can be made of. Other materials include metal alloys, gold and acrylic. Metal alloys are stronger than porcelain and may be used on the back teeth, but when porcelain is bonded to metal, the crown becomes both durable and aesthetically pleasing.
Crowns are recommended by dentists for various reasons, such as:
To replace a large filling when there is not enough tooth remaining
To protect a weak tooth from fracturing
To restore a fractured tooth
To keep a dental bridge intact
To cover a dental implant
To cover a discoloured or poorly shaped tooth
To cover a tooth that had root canal treatment
If you find yourself suffering from weak, damaged or fractured teeth, contact a dentist in Cape Town today, who will restore your teeth and save you from embarrassing tooth loss a few years down the line.