Crowns are a very safe and effective way to improve the stability of your teeth after they have become damaged in some way. Crowns can also be placed for cosmetic reasons, such as to restore smiles when there are chips or discoloration in teeth. Your dentist may also recommend a crown after a root canal or a large filling, when the structure of the tooth is compromised due to the dental work performed on it.
The rest of your body can heal quite quickly with proper care, but your teeth do not have this ability. The enamel of your teeth cannot be replaced once it is worn away or damaged in some way. This is why dental crowns are used – to restore the structural integrity of teeth and protect them from trauma, injury, infections, and decay. They are often applied to teeth after a root canal has been completed or when the tooth has become broken or damaged.
Crowns are an option to restore teeth, and over the years they have become more advanced and natural-looking, leading to several advantages. These include:
Placing a crown in the mouth is simple and can be done quickly by your Lutke Dental professional. It will take two visits to your dentist – one to prepare the tooth and shape it to fit the crown onto it, the other to place the custom-designed crown and bond it to the tooth.
To learn more about how a crown can improve your oral health, speak with a Lutke Dental team member or schedule an appointment with our highly trained dentist. We can restore your smile with a crown that covers teeth and enhances your appearance.