How dental crowns from your dentists in Port Orchard, WA, can strengthen your smile
Do your teeth need a second chance? Perhaps they are damaged from everyday habits like chewing on hard foods. Maybe they are worn down from normal aging. Whatever has happened to your teeth, they deserve a second chance, and dental crowns can give it to them.
Dr. Tracy Sullivan and Dr. Peter Grieser of Family Dental Associates in Port Orchard, WA, offer a wide range of family dentistry services, including dental crowns to strengthen your smile.
Did you know dental crowns can protect damaged teeth better than a large filling? That’s because a dental crown covers the entire visible surface of your tooth to the gumline. It’s like a miniature suit-of-armor protecting your tooth. When you bite down on a crown, the biting stress and pressure are spread evenly across the tooth surface, guarding it against breakage.
On the other hand, when you have a large filling, the filling can separate your tooth into sections, weakening it. When you bite down on a large filling, there is a chance of your filling shearing off, and taking vital tooth structure with it.
Strengthening your damaged teeth is only part of the benefits of dental crowns. They can also make your smile more attractive! That’s because a common dental crown material is porcelain, which offers these important benefits:
- Porcelain is light-reflective, just like natural tooth enamel
- Porcelain closely resembles the appearance of natural tooth structure
- Porcelain is stain-resistant, so your new porcelain crown will stay beautiful for years.
A full porcelain crown is a perfect choice for front teeth or teeth that are visible when smiling. For back teeth, it’s a good idea to have a little more strength. That’s why a porcelain-fused-to-metal or PFM crown is a great choice. PFM crowns offer the beauty of porcelain, combined with the strength of a metal underlay.
Give your teeth and your smile a second chance with dental crowns. To find out more about how dental crowns can strengthen your smile, talk to the experts. Call Dr. Sullivan and Dr. Grieser of Family Dental Associates in Port Orchard, WA, at (360) 895-4321. Give your damaged teeth a second chance by calling today!