What Dental Crowns Can Do for Your Smile
Could a dental crown give you your smile back?
A dental crown is one of the most commonly utilized dental restorations. It’s amazing how this simple hollow tooth-shaped cap can serve so many purposes. From the office of our Lincoln, NE, family dentist Dr. Thomas Blankenau, learn more about why dental crowns are used and whether they could be the right choice for you.
Cracks, chips, fractures, decay: these are just some of the problems that can befall a tooth. When these problems occur our Lincoln, NE, dentist may recommend getting a dental crown to fix the issue and restore the tooth. Crowns are excellent dental restorations because they provide a tooth with the stability, support
A crown is custom-made to encapsulate the visible portion of a tooth. Once the damage has been buffed away and the tooth has been shaved down and prepped for the crown, the crown is then placed over
Besides protecting a damaged tooth, a crown can also improve the shape, size or overall appearance of a tooth. If a tooth has been worn down by bruxism (teeth grinding) then it may look significantly smaller than the rest of your teeth. In this case, a crown can protect the tooth from excessive wear and tear while also improving the length and symmetry of your smile. Crowns can also cover teeth that are misshapen or severely discolored.
In most cases, a dental crown is made from porcelain because it most closely resembles the look and color of real tooth enamel. This means that the only person who will know that you have a dental crown is you. We pride ourselves on providing the most realistic dental restorations so that they blend seamlessly with the rest of your smile. Porcelain crowns are ideal for front teeth because they look just like real teeth.
Caring Family Dentistry in Lincoln, NE, is here to offer only the best in dental care. No matter whether you need a dental crown or you just need to schedule your six-month cleaning, we are here to provide you with dentistry you can rely on time and time again.