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Your teeth do a lot, whether or not you know it. In addition to biting and chewing, they help you to speak. They play an important aesthetic role, helping to give you a gorgeous, confident smile. While they are the strongest substance in your body, they are still at risk for damage. When they are damaged, treatment is needed right away to protect them from further harm, restore their functionality, and improve your oral health. If teeth at the front of your mouth are damaged, treatment is also needed to improve their appearance. At Revive Dental and Implant Center, we can treat damaged teeth at the front of your mouth with anterior crowns.
The Importance of Treating Damaged Teeth
Minor tooth damage may only cause aesthetic concerns, but larger damage can cause more significant problems. Larger damage or decay can weaken the integrity of the affected tooth, leaving it susceptible to further harm. The tooth is at a greater risk for splitting or shattering, even under normal biting and chewing pressures. Bacteria can get into the inner layers of the teeth, leading to a serious, painful infection. When the damage goes untreated for too long, the tooth may be irreparable, which then leads to the need for tooth extraction and replacement.
What is a Crown?
A crown is a common treatment for restoring a damaged tooth. It looks like a tooth-shaped cap and is made to fit over the whole tooth. It is meant to protect the tooth from further harm, prevent infections, and improve the strength of the tooth.
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In addition to affecting your oral health, damaged teeth at the front of your mouth also have a significant impact on the appearance of your smile, as well as your confidence. An anterior crown is a crown made to treat a damaged tooth at the front of your mouth. These crowns are made from ceramic. Ceramic provides the most natural restoration to your smile while still providing your tooth with the protection it needs. It is incredibly difficult, if not impossible, to tell a crown from the rest of your teeth.
Improving Your Tooth and Your Smile
To get an anterior crown, we first need to prepare the damaged tooth. This process, in which we remove some of the enamel from the damaged tooth, actually makes the tooth smaller so that your anterior crown will fit properly in your mouth. The next step is taking an impression. Your impression is sent off to the lab. Once your crown is finished, we check it in your mouth to make sure that it fits properly, your bite is comfortable, and that it looks completely natural. Finally, we bond the crown onto the tooth with dental cement, restoring the health of your mouth, the functions, and strength of the tooth, and improving your smile.
How long do crowns last.
An anterior crown can treat a damaged tooth at the front of your mouth, providing it with protection, restoring its strength, and improving the appearance of your smile. To learn more about anterior crowns, and to schedule your appointment, call (304) 467-4265 or click to schedule a free consultation now!