You’ve heard the expression “can’t see the forest for the trees.” It means someone can’t see the bigger picture because they are so focused on the details.
We mention that today because something similar can happen with your smile. If you have a tooth that is discolored, decayed, or damaged — or worse, missing — you may focus more on that than your smile a whole.
We’ve seen it happen to many people who have visited our dentist office in Butte, MT.
Fortunately, you can fix it by giving yourself the royal treatment, in a manner of speaking. A dental crown can repair or replace your tooth so you can start to see your smile as a whole once again.
Getting A Dental Crown Can Make A Big Difference
A dental crown is a small thing. It is a replacement for a tooth. If you want to be more technical, it’s the replacement for part of a tooth.
We’ve had patients who were so embarrassed by a broken tooth, a discolored tooth, or a missing tooth that they felt the need to cover their mouths every time they spoke. We’ve had patients who tried to avoid smiling because they didn’t want anyone to see what was wrong with their teeth.
yet, time and time again, getting that small thing has changed how so many of our patients feel about their smiles. It’s hard to define why, but you will understand if you get one.
And we haven’t mentioned the actual physical effects of having a weak or lost tooth. You may not be able to eat as well as you would like with a broken tooth. If your tooth is actually gone, your other teeth may begin to drift into that space. This can change the appearance of your smile, and it can affect how well you can bite and chew.
By getting a dental crown at Butte Family Dental, you can restore the function of your damaged or missing tooth. We also offer dental crowns made with lifelike and durable materials so your smile can look as good as it ever has.
Repairing Your Smile With A Dental Crown
Dental crowns are one of the most versatile services in restorative dentistry. They can be used to fix all of these issues:
■ Teeth with large cavities
■ Teeth that can no longer receive replacement fillings
■ Teeth that are broken or chipped
■ Teeth that are cracked
■ Teeth that are a different color than the rest of your smile
■ Teeth that are misshapen
■ Teeth that are small or worn down
For each of these problems, the process of getting a dental crown is similar.
The first step is removing a part of the tooth to form an abutment. In doing this, we remove the imperfections and create a place to bond your crown when it is ready.
You will wear a temporary crown for a short time. When your permanent crown is complete, we will bond it to your tooth, and your smile will be complete once again.
With modern dental tools and techniques, the process is practically pain-free.
Replacing A Tooth With A Dental Crown
If your tooth has fallen out, been knocked out, or been removed, then we don’t have a tooth to reshape.
We do have a solution for that problem as well. Dental implants were developed to replace the roots of missing teeth. We can place an implant in your mouth where your missing root once was.
While you heal from you implant placement, a dental crown will be crafted for you. When you are ready, we can attach the crown to the abutment of the implant.
When everything is finished, your implant-supported crown will look like a natural part of your smile. Only people who knew that you lost a tooth may realize that one of your “teeth” is artificial.
With proper care, your implant can last the rest of your life. You just have to remember to brush, to floss, and to visit our dentist office in Butte, MT for regular cleanings.
Get Your Dental Crown Soon
Don’t wait any longer to get your dental crown. The sooner you get one, the sooner you will solve your dental health concerns.