How dental crowns from Shelton can restore your smile
Are you hiding your smile because of damaged teeth? Are you afraid to eat the hard foods you love because your broken teeth might break again? If so, it’s time to consider a permanent solution to restore your smile. It’s time to think about dental crowns! Dr. Michael Caserta and Dr. Adrian Basu at Dental Associates of Shelton in Shelton, CT want to introduce you to what dental crowns can do for you and your smile.
A dental crown is much stronger than a filling. That’s because a large dental filling can actually split your tooth into sections, literally creating a wedge between areas of your tooth. A crown holds your tooth together by covering the entire visible surface of your tooth. When you bite down, the severe biting force is spread out evenly across your tooth, preventing stress that can lead to cracks and breakage.
Dental crowns can save teeth that are severely damaged. Dental crowns can also restore unsightly teeth that are:
- Worn-down from aging or bad habits
- Restored with old, large, crumbly metal fillings
- Stained from medications, tobacco, or coffee
You can choose a variety of materials for your dental crown, depending on the location in your mouth, and your preferences. At Dental Associates of Shelton, you can choose from:
A porcelain-fused-to-metal crown, also called a PFM crown; these crowns combine both durability and cosmetic beauty. The porcelain is matched as closely as possible to the color of your existing teeth, to create a uniform smile. PFM crowns can be placed at any location in your mouth.
A full porcelain crown, the most beautiful, natural-looking crown; these crowns have no metal, so the porcelain is translucent and reflects light, just like your natural teeth. Full porcelain is an excellent choice for front teeth.
If your smile isn’t all it can be, it’s time to restore it to greatness! Call Dr. Caserta and Dr. Basu at Dental Associates of Shelton in Shelton, CT today and find out what dental crowns can do for you and your smile!