What are Aesthetic Crowns?

Aesthetic crowns allow those with worn down or decayed teeth to have smiles that are strong, durable and beautiful. These tooth-shaped caps are permanently affixed to teeth, and can be used to replace damaged teeth or to protect teeth that have had root canals. Learn more about this cosmetic dentistry care option by reading more.

When a Crown is Needed

Dental patients often receive crowns in one of three scenarios: when they have cracked teeth, when they have large fillings, or when they get root canals. Cracked teeth, unlike bones, do not heal over time and are therefore irreversibly structurally damaged. Large fillings require a removal of tooth structure, and root canals also adversely affect the structure of a tooth. In each of these cases, an aesthetic crown is needed to provide a protective barrier and restore a tooth’s structure.

Benefits of Aesthetic Crowns

  • Easy Installation: Unlike other cosmetic dental options like dental implants or bridges, crowns can be installed easily. Crowns are typically installed over the course of two patient visits, but in some cases, specific types of crowns can be installed in one visit.
  • Can Look Like Teeth: Crowns can be made to look like the rest of your teeth, ensuring that people will not be able to distinguish between a real tooth and a crown. This means that you can smile with confidence knowing that no one will be the wiser.  
  • Chew with Confidence: Crowns are extremely durable and long lasting. The average lifespan of crown is anywhere between 7 and 15 years, but well-cared for crowns can last decades. Crowns can also withstand normal wear and tear like chewing without the threat of cracking or breaking. After getting an aesthetic crown, you won’t have to worry about food sending you to the dentist’s chair.
  • Protect Your Teeth: If you have a damaged tooth that is danger of being pulled, ask your dentist if receiving a crown is an option. In some cases, structurally damaged teeth can be capped by aesthetic crowns that will keep them safe. The strength of the crowns will ensure that no further damage is done.

Aesthetic crowns are one great cosmetic dentistry option that can restore and protect your smile. They come in different varieties and can be matched to fit the look of your natural teeth, giving you renewed confidence and allowing you to get on with your life with a healthy smile. Schedule an appointment with Better Dental to discover how we can help you achieve your best smile.