Need dental work? If so, Drs. Brian Petersburg and Brian Giammalva of Brighton Family Dentistry in Brighton, MI, provide patients with dental crowns to hide unappealing teeth and reinforce weakened teeth. Read on to learn if this treatment is right for you.
What Are Crowns?
Crowns are made of a strong porcelain material. They look like natural teeth and are actually cap-like, so they fit or are placed over natural teeth. Your Brighton dentist uses different types of crowns, but that depends on you and your dental needs.
What Type of Crowns Are There?
- Ceramic Dental Crowns are porcelain-based dental crowns used to restore teeth because of their natural color and texture. They are blend in well with natural teeth because they're custom-made and provide reinforcement.
- Porcelain-Fused to Metal Dental Crowns provide natural-looking teeth and the metal structure is durable. Some tooth is removed to successfully place this type of crown.
Benefits and Advantages of Crowns
Crowns protect weak teeth that have suffered from breakage, cracking, fracture, or extreme decay. They restore broken or worn down teeth, and prevent loose fillings from becoming completely dislodged.
Your dentist also uses crowns to cover discolored, stained and misshapen teeth. Crowns are also used in other procedures like bridgework and dental implants.
How to Properly Care for Crowns
Crowns provide more than just an aesthetically-pleasing smile and are crucial for patients of all ages. The best way to care for your crowns is to brush daily using a soft-bristled toothbrush and floss every day, especially under the gums. Proper oral hygiene prevents tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss.
Make sure you visit your dentist twice a year for annual checkups and professional oral cleanings. These are key preventative measures to prevent already-existing oral diseases from spreading and prevent new ones from ever developing.
Do You Need a Consultation?
Make sure you speak with Drs. Brian Petersburg and Brian Giammalva of Brighton Family Dentistry in Brighton, MI, about dental crowns and how they can help your smile by calling them at (810) 227-4224 today!