Just as age takes a toll on your body, it will also impact your teeth. Over the years, your teeth may weaken due to decay, injury, or wear and tear. Through dental crown treatment, your dentist can help restore your teeth’ strength, stability, and esthetic appearance. At the practice of W Paul Burns DDS in El Dorado, Arkansas, we offer same-day crowns using CEREC technology to give you a stronger, more attractive smile after one visit.
Dental crowns are, basically, custom-made coverings or caps designed to protect weak or damaged teeth. The crown is fused onto your natural tooth, encasing it in a protective barrier to keep it safe. A dental crown can serve several purposes. It can conceal tooth imperfections or restore the shape of a tooth to enhance its esthetic appearance. Crowns can also strengthen weak teeth and protect them from decay to preserve their function. In this way, you can save natural teeth from extraction.
A dental crown may be used for the following reasons:
Dental crowns are incredibly versatile, enabling them to be used in both restorative and cosmetic dental treatments. Here are some of the ways a dental crown can benefit you:
Dental crowns support and strengthen weak or damaged teeth to save them from extraction. Weak teeth are prone to cracking, chipping, and breaking more quickly, especially molars, that are used extensively. A crown will strengthen and stabilize a weak tooth, so you can continue to use it like normal.
Dental crowns can be used to keep “dead” teeth from cracking and breaking apart. Once a tooth infection enters the pulp of your tooth, it can cause irreversible damage. Through a root canal, your El Dorado dentist can save the tooth from extraction. A dental crown is then placed on the tooth to protect it from further damage.
Dental crowns can protect teeth that are highly susceptible to decay, especially after prior treatment for cavities. The crown surrounds the tooth like a barrier to keep harmful bacteria at bay.
Crowns can also be used to perfect your smile by restoring the shape and appearance of damaged teeth.
At our practice, we offer same-day dental crown procedures with CEREC technology. Dr. Paul Burns will customize your crowns to provide you with optimal comfort, appearance, and function. By working with an experienced dental crown dentist like Dr. Burns, you can look forward to exceptional results from your treatment. To learn more about our crowns in a day service, contact the W Paul Burns DDS team at El Dorado, AR, by calling (870) 686-4232.