How dental crowns can transform your smile
When teeth become damaged from injury or tooth decay, it’s important to repair it using the correct treatment. A dental crown is a very effective treatment used to restore a damaged tooth. Dental crowns are aesthetically pleasing and bring balance to your smile.
A crown is a dental restoration that completely covers a tooth or dental implant. Dental crowns are usually needed when a large cavity threatens the health of a tooth. They’re often bonded to the tooth using dental cement. Crowns can last up to 15 years if you take good care of your teeth and the crown.
Dental crowns offer a range of both aesthetic and functional benefits:
Dental crowns can fix your dental issues
Crowns can restore badly decayed, broken, and damaged teeth. They’re used to attach dental bridges, cover dental implants, and protect weakened teeth from fracturing. They are also used to protect the teeth after root canal treatment. Dental crowns can also prevent further decay. They fit, feel, and function like your original teeth.
Crowns beautify your smile
Crowns can renew the beauty of your smile. Since ceramic crowns are the most cosmetically pleasing, we often use them for the front teeth. Ceramic crowns are natural-looking and beautiful. The translucency and gloss of these crowns mimic the appearance of your natural teeth.
Dental crowns match your natural teeth
It’s important that you get dental crowns that match your natural teeth. They should match the colour of your teeth for the best looking, most natural results. Dr JJ Serfontein has a variety of different shades of crowns that can match perfectly with your natural teeth.
Crowns can strengthen your teeth
Crowns can strengthen worn-down, weakened, and damaged teeth. They are incredibly strong and tough, just like natural tooth enamel. At JJS Dentistry, we produce ceramic crowns which are strong and produce a gorgeous smile. .
Dental crowns can restore oral function
It’s very difficult to eat when you have painful fractured teeth. Crowns will give you the ability to enjoy your favourite foods with ease. They restore the structure of your fractured teeth so you can chew better and with confidence.
Dental crowns can whiten your smile
If your teeth have darkened after root canal therapy, bleaching them won’t help. Also, teeth bleaching will not lighten some dental stains. In these cases, we may recommend covering the stained teeth with dental crowns to brighten your smile.
Caring for your dental crowns
After you’ve had your crown installed, you want to make sure it lasts as long as possible. We recommended that you avoid sticky foods because it could loosen the crown, causing further damage to the tooth. We also recommend practising good oral hygiene to prevent decay to the crowned tooth. It’s common to experience some discomfort and sensitivity after receiving a dental crown. This due to the enamel being trimmed down during the procedure, exposing the dentin. In this case, the crown does not completely cover the tooth, so we advise using a toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth.
Dr Serfontein will provide you with all the information you need to maintain your new restoration and keep it looking, feeling and functioning great for as long as possible.
If you’re interested in transforming your smile and oral health with Crowns, contact JJS Dentistry, a Dentist in Cape Town. We provide Same-day crowns so you can have the smile of your dreams in a matter of hours! You can also choose to get crowns as part of a complete Smile Makeover. The team at JJS Dentistry can provide you with a beautiful, natural-looking smile that will make you look great and feel your best.