Sometimes, you just have to live with getting older and the problems that brings. After all, you can’t go to the doctor every time you stub your toe or feel a bit of discomfort in that old knee. However, there are definitely times when you cannot ignore a problem.
When it comes to your teeth, that’s almost always the case. Dental problems like cavities, chips, and more don’t get any better over time. Just the opposite — they tend to get worse. What starts as a small cavity can grow into an infected tooth needed to be removed.
Call our Butte, MT dental office today at 406-565-4458 to schedule your next appointment. Our Butte dentists can restore your damaged and missing teeth with amazing dental crowns.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Restorative dentistry treatments are designed to repair your teeth. Cosmetic dentistry treatments are there to help make your teeth look great. Dental crowns are a little bit of both.
Dental crowns are caps for your teeth. They’re made to order, meaning each will be shaped to look like the tooth it will cover. They’re also colored to match your other teeth so they will look natural in your smile.
The dental crown procedure is routine for our highly trained Butte dentists. First, a very thin layer of enamel is removed. This is done so your dental crown sits flush with your teeth and doesn’t look strangely big. Then the crown is expertly bonded over the whole visible part of your tooth.
Once the dental crown procedure is complete, your damaged or missing teeth will be back to looking and feeling healthy.
What Dental Crowns Can Do For Your Smile
Many people consider dental crowns the workhorse of dentistry. That’s because they do so many things for your smile. Here are a few of the more obvious benefits of getting a dental crown procedure with Dr. Brennick, Dr. Gilbreath, or Dr. McIntyre.
Some people are born with adult teeth that have irregular shapes. Maybe an edge is crooked, or there could be a large crater or groove in the enamel. Then there are the teeth worn down by so many years of biting and chewing. Any way you look at it, you have an irregular tooth that does not look good.
By calling our Butte, MT dental office today, you can make an appointment to take care of those imperfections with a dental crown. Because it will cover the whole visible part of the tooth, any problems will be hidden behind the bright, healthy-looking dental crown.
STRENGTHEN WEAK TEETH
Over time, the enamel on your teeth can grow weak. There are several reasons for this. First, dry mouth can weaken the enamel by depriving it of moisture and minerals. Also, an irregular bite can create worn spots on teeth as they grinding together. You can also do this by grinding your teeth when stressed.
This is when you need a dental crown from our Butte dentists. Weak teeth like these are more likely to get cavities, chips, and cracks. Dental crowns add a layer of strong protection, turning a weak tooth into one that’s stronger.
REPAIR DAMAGED TEETH
Enamel is durable and tough, but it can still get damaged. Chipped teeth are not uncommon thanks to sports injuries, bad falls, and accidents. The same is true for a cracked tooth. Damage like this weakens the tooth and can grow worse if not treated.
That’s why you need to get a dental crown. The layer of protection it adds helps keep your damaged tooth from getting worse. Plus, it holds the tooth together so a crack doesn’t lead to a fracture. Dental crowns even make the tooth look much better.
REPLACE LOST TEETH
You can’t technically repair a missing tooth, but you can replace it. At Butte Family Dental, you can get either a dental bridge or a dental implant for that. Both of these restorative dentistry treatments use dental crowns as the durable but natural-looking replacement teeth. Not only does this make your whole smile look great, it prevents dental health problems caused by a gap in the smile.