How Do Crowns Help You Attain a Smile Makeover?
Posted by Kevin Fong DDS on Feb 7 2022, 07:16 AM
Smiling not only makes you look more attractive but can also control diabetes, hypertension, and stress and boost the immune system. However, not everyone has the confidence to smile openly, especially when they have dental health problems.
In this article, our dental team at Kevin D Fong DDS, Hayward, CA, explains how crowns can help you attain a smile makeover that will dramatically improve your confidence and wellbeing.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are among the most common restorations used in dentistry. They are customized caps made of porcelain, metal, ceramic, or zirconia, and are used in the restoration of decayed teeth, cracked teeth, severely worn out teeth, or teeth that have undergone a root canal treatment.
Aesthetic Elements of Smile
The facial structure and gender of the patient are important factors that are considered when planning a smile makeover.
The following are some of the other elements considered during this process:
- Size, shape, location, and function of the tooth
- Color of surrounding teeth
- Tooth texture and characterization
- Degree of tooth display while smiling
- Apart from these aspects, the position of the gums and the character of the lips (length and position) are also taken into account when defining the perfect smile.
When Are Crowns Recommended?
Below are some of the circumstances when the dentist may recommend a dental crown:
Bleaching only provides transient results. Crowns can be the restoration choice for severely discolored teeth. Modern crowns made of high-quality and superior materials have natural tooth-like translucency and are color stable, making them almost invisible.
Cracked and Decayed Teeth
Crowns can be used when there is an accidental crack in the tooth or after a root canal treatment. The wear-resistant dental crown extends the life and function of your tooth and keeps your smile more stable.
Reshaping and Replacing
If you do not like the size and shape of your teeth or if you have a missing tooth, crowns can help alter or restore it. The clinical longevity and its biocompatibility with periodontal tissues will make you feel more confident about your smile.
The treatment of simple dental misalignment cases with crowns is known as instant orthodontics. Patients who are not willing to wear braces and want faster treatment get an aligned smile instantly.
Visit Kevin D Fong DDS, at 944 W Winton Ave, Hayward, CA 94545 to learn more about crowns and their effectiveness in smile makeovers. You can also call (510) 783-1572 for an appointment.