When you have teeth in need of repair, or if you’re missing teeth and are at risk for losing more, there’s a solution that’s faster and easier than you may think.

At Bayou Dental Group, we want you to have a full set of healthy, beautiful teeth. But life is unpredictable, and accidents sometimes happen. Thanks to our skilled team of professionals and our advanced technology, we’re able to restore your smile back to its full function.

With our CEREC same-day technology, we can give you a permanent dental crown the same day you come in for treatment. No longer do you have to endure an uncomfortable or unreliable temporary crown for a couple of weeks while you wait for a permanent crown to be ready.

Dental crowns are an incredibly versatile restorative option for a number of problems with your teeth. Today, Dr. Finley wants you to know about this little wonder of modern dentistry!

How Dental Crowns Keep Your Smile Healthy

Here are just a few of the ways your smile can benefit from dental crowns:

Dental Crowns Are Great For Large Cavities

One of the most common dental procedures in all of dentistry is a dental filling. This is needed when decay is removed from your tooth, and the space left behind is filled to restore health and function to that tooth.

But sometimes, when tooth decay is left untreated for too long, for example, a cavity can be too large for a regular filling. In order for a standard filling to be effective, there needs to be enough of the healthy tooth remaining to bond well enough with the composite material. If there isn’t, a dental crown is a great solution.

A tooth-colored dental crown covers the tooth after the decay has been removed. This way, your tooth is now protected, and its function is restored while looking perfectly natural.

Dental Crowns Give Strength To Weak Teeth

When a tooth has been weakened by things like decay or infection, a dental crown can give it the strength needed to keep your smile healthy. A weak tooth is far more vulnerable to all sorts of dental problems. A dental crown covers and protects the weak tooth, so your smile remains strong against potential cracks or breaks.

Dental Crowns Repair Damaged Teeth

Even strong, healthy teeth aren’t totally immune to problems. Your teeth can be cracked, chipped, broken, or knocked out because of injuries and accidents. When that happens, you’re not only in pain, but your teeth become even more susceptible to problems, including nerve damage.

Dental crowns repair and protect your damaged tooth, restore your beautiful smile, and get you back to your life pain-free!

Dental Crowns Help Replace Missing Teeth

Probably one of the biggest threats to your smile’s function, appearance, and health is when you’re missing one or more teeth. At Bayou Dental Group, we can place a dental implant where your tooth used to be. It will fuse with your jawbone and work as an artificial root that’s highly strong and durable.

The dental implant is then covered by a natural-looking dental crown. Thanks to the combined stability of your implant and dental crown, your smile can stay healthy, beautiful, and strong for many, many years!

But what if you don’t have enough healthy jawbone to support a dental implant? You still have options in our Monroe dental office.

Crowns can also be used to support dental bridges when you need to replace a tooth. A dental crown is placed on both sides of your dental bridge to give you a full set of natural-looking teeth that allow you to smile and eat with confidence.

To Restore Your Smile, Trust Dr. Finley!

There are so many ways you could benefit from the miraculous dental crown! Our CEREC same-day technology makes this type of restoration more comfortable and far more convenient than ever before.

Is a crown the right restorative option for your dental problem? The only way to know for sure to stop by for a visit with Dr. Finley! Call our Monroe dental office at 318-302-4236 or fill out our online form to request an appointment.