Improve Your Smile With Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are commonly used to support natural teeth that have become damaged or decayed, or as a cosmetic solution for teeth that are misshapen or stained. Crowns are custom fabricated to the appropriate shape and size to fit your mouth and match your existing teeth so you get a flawless smile and avoid the detrimental effects of tooth extraction or tooth loss later down the road.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns in Boise, ID have been used in cosmetic and restorative dentistry for many years because they provide several benefits to patients. When used for restoration purposes, they can:
- Support a severely damaged, cracked, or broken tooth
- Prevent tooth loss by supporting teeth that are damaged from decay
- Protect a tooth that is worn down
- Restore a tooth following a root canal procedure
- Provide an anchor for dental bridges
Even if your teeth are not damaged, you may decide that you want a crown for cosmetic reasons. Dental crowns can add length or width to teeth that do not match other teeth in your mouth, cover dental implants for a natural tooth appearance, and mask discolorations or other cosmetic issues with your existing teeth.
Getting a Dental Crown
In many cases you will be able to get same day dental crowns at our Boise office, avoiding the need for multiple dental visits to finish the procedure. At Caring Smiles we craft these crowns with precision using CEREC technology to fabricate a tooth that matches the rest of the teeth in your mouth for a beautiful, natural-looking smile. Some patients may experience temporary sensitivity to hot and cold foods, or tender gums and difficulty chewing at first, but in most cases these symptoms are temporary.
Caring for Your New Crown
Once installed, dental crowns are designed to last for many years and are considered a safe and effective restorative treatment option. It is important that you continue to care for your new crown the same way you would your natural teeth, including brushing and flossing daily and visiting the dentist for regular checkups. While rare, crowns do carry a small risk of things like infection, allergic reaction, and tooth decay from bacteria that are able to get under a crown that was not properly sealed or that has not been properly cared for since it was placed. Talk to the dentist immediately if you have pain, inflammation, or other problems that are not going away.
Call Caring Smiles Today
If you are interested in learning more about treatments such as dental crowns in Boise, ID, call Caring Smiles at 208 893-5000 today.