A toothache that won’t go away.
An oral infection that leaves your teeth sensitive to hot and cold food and drinks.
A huge cavity you didn’t know you had.
A cracked, broken, or knocked-out tooth that’s left you in pain and embarrassed about your smile.
All of these problems can be solved with one, versatile solution.
It’s a dental crown at Bayou Dental Group, a restoration we can design, fabricate, and place for you in a single visit to our Monroe, LA dentist office!
What Makes Dental Crowns A Perfect Smile Solution
Here are several qualities of our CEREC same-day dental crowns that make them a perfect solution for your smile!
When tooth decay starts to eat away at your enamel, it results in a cavity.
If that cavity is caught early, thanks to your routine dental cleanings and exams, we can easily remove the decayed portion of your tooth and use a standard dental filling to seal out bacteria.
If, however, a cavity is too large, a porcelain dental crown can be the solution that ultimately saves your tooth!
It covers the entire tooth when there isn’t enough healthy enamel to support a normal dental filling so your smile stays healthy.
Your teeth are strong.
In fact, your tooth enamel is the strongest substance in your entire body!
But like your bones and other powerful mechanisms in your body, your teeth can become damaged or weak in the face of oral injuries, bacteria, habits, and even normal wear and tear.
If a tooth is fractured for whatever reason, a dental crown can be fitted over it to keep the crack or chip from worsening over time.
Dental crowns don’t last forever, but like your natural teeth, they are incredibly durable, which keeps your mouth strong and healthy for years and years!
When harmful bacteria get inside your tooth or under your gumline, infection sets in and deteriorates everything in its path.
But when you visit us on a regular basis for cleanings and exams, we’re better able to catch this sort of problem early enough to remove the infection, either with gum disease treatment or a root canal.
To protect the treated tooth moving forward and prevent the infection from spreading or returning, we often cap it with a dental crown to keep your smile’s appearance and oral health intact.
People don’t often think about the cosmetic benefits of dental crowns.
Sure, crowns are mainly a restorative solution that strengthen and protect your problem tooth and the healthy teeth that surround it. But because modern crowns at Bayou Dental Group are designed with such precision and created with the finest materials, they look natural as well as beautiful!
So dental crowns can be used to cover teeth that have unsightly damage or discoloration in a way that blends in seamlessly with your smile!
We talk a lot in our dental blog about replacing missing teeth with implants.
And if you keep up with our blog, you know that the dental implant itself isn’t your new tooth. The implant is placed inside your jawbone to become your artificial root.
It’s actually the dental crown that serves as your replacement tooth, precisely designed and fabricated right here in our office to look and fit just like a real tooth.
We attach the dental crown to what’s called an abutment that links the implant and restoration firmly together. Crowns are also used in a series to create a dental bridge to replace missing teeth, which can also be anchored by implants to give you more strength, stability, and longevity.
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From large cavities to broken, infected, and even missing teeth, dental crowns are a remarkably versatile smile solution that not only keep your smile healthy, but beautiful!
Find out if a dental crown could fix your problem tooth today!