Dental Crowns and How They Can Benefit Your Smile

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At Scott Ellard Dentistry, Dr. Scott Ellard and our team have assisted many of our patients in the Portage, Michigan area in bringing back their smile confidence with the help of crowns or ‘caps’. Let’s take a look at some of the following ways your smile can benefit from a dental crown restoration.

-Do you have a large filling? A large dental filling can cover half of the width of a tooth. If this is the case, it can become vulnerable to fracturing. If you currently have a large filling and it is showing signs of stress, a dental crown is an excellent choice to strengthen and support the tooth.

-Have you had a root canal? If your smile has recently undergone a root canal, this tooth will be hollow inside making the rest of the tooth open to fracturing. We use dental crowns to restore teeth and strengthen them to their full form and function.

 -Do you have a broken cusp on a tooth? Tooth cusps are vulnerable to breakage due to injury or even from a large filling that has weakened a tooth’s structure. The cusps usually handle the brunt of the chewing action making them susceptible to fracture and breakage.

-Do you have unsightly teeth? If your chompers are unsightly, dental crowns can repair this issue. Whether teeth are misshapen, discolored, or gapped, dental crowns are an excellent fix to restore their appearance.

-Do you have cracked tooth syndrome? First, do you know what cracked tooth syndrome is? This syndrome develops from a fracture within a tooth, and it hurts when you chew or bite down a certain way. You see, as you chew, stress is exerted on the fracture lines and that causes pain. Placing a dental crown on the tooth will hold it together so that when you bite and chew the stress is spread out evenly on the tooth.

-Do you grind your teeth or have been told you have bruxism? If you have bruxism, the constant wear and tear on your pearly whites may shorten your teeth with time. Covering damaged teeth with dental crowns will once again restore their form and function.

As you can see, dental crowns can benefit your smile in several ways. To learn more about how a dental crown restoration can bring back your confident smile, please call 269-329-1880 in Portage, Michigan today. Dr. Scott Ellard and our team are excited to help you achieve the smile of your dreams!