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The Benefits of Dental Crowns

September 29, 2022
Posted By: Ryan Rush DDS

You may have heard of dental crowns but aren't entirely sure what they are or what purpose they serve. A dental crown is a restoration that covers the entire surface of a tooth, all the way down to the gum line. In other words, it "caps" the tooth. The dental crowns we recommend at our Fort Collins dental office are made of porcelain or zirconia, matched to your natural tooth color. So, now that we know what dental crowns are - let's explore their benefits.

Benefit #1: Dental Crowns Can Be Used to Protect a Tooth Damaged by Decay or Injury 

If you have a tooth damaged by decay or injury, a dental crown can help to protect it from further damage. Tooth damage makes it more susceptible to breakage. A dental crown will help to reinforce your tooth and prevent it from breaking. Additionally, in the event of decay, a dental crown can help seal off the decayed area (after treatment) and prevent it from getting worse. 

Benefit #2: Dental Crowns Can Replace Big Fillings

If one of your teeth has a large filling, you may be at risk of the filling falling out. When this happens, your tooth may become vulnerable to further decay or damage. Crowns are often a better option when filling a large tooth area. Fillings do not provide the same level of protection as crowns.

Benefit #3: Dental Crowns Can Be Used To Improve The Appearance Of Teeth

If your teeth are misshapen or discolored, dental crowns can improve their appearance by making them look more uniform. Crowns have come a long way since they were first developed and are now color-matched to your teeth. This way, they blend in with your smile, and nobody will know you have them! 

Benefit #4: Dental Crowns Can Last A Long Time

Once in place, crowns can last for many years before they need replacement. Dental crowns are durable and made to withstand chewing, biting, and grinding food. With proper care, it is not uncommon for crowns to last for a decade or much longer.

Benefit #5: Dental Crowns Are a Simple Procedure

Dental crowns are a simple and effective way to improve the appearance of your smile. First, Dr. Rush will take an impression of your teeth so that the crown fits precisely. Then, he will remove any existing tooth decay or damage. Afterward, he will position the crown on your tooth and ensure it's tightly secured. 

Get the Beautiful, Healthy Smile You Deserve

There are many benefits of dental crowns! Dental crowns are a great way to improve the appearance of your smile and protect your teeth from further damage. If you're looking for a family dentist in Fort Collins and considering dental crowns, contact our office for more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Rush. We'd love to welcome you into our dental family!

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