Charleston Dentist explains cosmetic crowns
Having a beautiful smile is about more than just having teeth that are straight, perfectly aligned, and intact, it’s also about having strong teeth, healthy gums and a mouth that’s fresh and clean. However, many people think that cosmetic dentistry is only about the appearance of your smile.
Dr. Andrew Greenberg of Mouth Carolina Dentistry, PA in Charleston explains that while cosmetic dentistry the goal of improving the look of your smile, the same solutions can help restore functionality to your mouth. Many people seek dental attention because missing, damaged, crooked, or discolored teeth can cause them to feel self-conscious. What they may not understand is that those same conditions can jeopardize the health of their mouth. For example, a tooth that is badly damaged may not look great, but it’s also a perfect place for harmful bacteria to hide out and multiply.
Dental crowns are a treatment option that is both cosmetic and restorative. Dental crowns are used to provide valuable support for a variety of reasons:
- When a tooth is so badly damaged that a filling alone will not fix it
- To anchor a dental bridge, the replacement tooth is attached to two crowns, which are placed on the adjacent teeth to keep the bridge in place.
- To cover a dental implant
- To cover discolored or misshapen teeth
- Following a root canal, which can leave teeth vulnerable to cracking and chipping
The dental crown procedure is simple and effective. Dr. Greenberg will first take an impression of the damaged tooth. The crown will then be created offsite uniquely for you. This ensures a perfect fit and natural look. While the crown is being created, an interim piece will be placed to keep the tooth intact and safe. Once the crown is complete, you return to the dentist’s office to have it placed.
With proper care, crowns are a long-term solution that can last for years. Proper brushing and flossing, along with avoiding harmful habits such as biting or chewing on hard objects, grinding the teeth, or smoking will keep your crown healthy and your smile intact.
If you have a tooth that is damaged or broken, call Mouth Carolina dentistry today to schedule an appointment. Dr. Greenberg will meet with you and examine your mouth to determine the right approach to fit your unique situation.
Mouth Carolina Dentistry, PA - Dr. Andrew Greenberg
Dr. Andrew Greenberg completed his Bachelor’s Degree in New Orleans, Louisiana at Tulane University. He graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine in 2009, where he portrayed excellent academic performance. He exercises his academic brilliance to the benefit of his patients every day. He grew up in a family with a dental background and showed interest in the field since his early days.