Do you often look at your uneven smile in the mirror and wish you had a better-looking one? Dentistry not only aims at helping you maintain optimum oral hygiene but also ensures you sport a beautiful and attractive smile. Perhaps, two of the most popular cosmetic dental restorations are crowns and bridges.
What are crowns?
Dental crowns are ceramic restorations that are used to cover the outer surface of a severely damaged tooth completely. They look exactly like natural teeth but are hollow on the inside. Dentists and hygienists use crowns to restore teeth that are cracked, chipped, worn out, weak, or spaced too far apart from each other. Some of the advantages of crowns are as follows:
- Since crowns are made from tooth-colored ceramic material, they can be customized to mimic the exact appearance of the adjoining teeth. Anyone who takes a look at the restoration will not be able to distinguish it from the natural teeth.
- The crown will hold the underlying tooth intact and prevent it from going through further damage. This is quite a useful feature in the case of root canal infected teeth as they tend to become weak after the therapy.
- Crowns offer excellent durability and longevity. Even after several years of usage, their rate of wear will be quite negligible, provided you care for them well.