Dental crowns offer an excellent way to repair damaged teeth or improve the appearance of your smile. Edison, NJ, family dentists Drs. Saul and David Frechtman of Frechtman Family Dental of Edison share some information on crowns and explain how you can benefit from these versatile restorations.
What are crowns?
Crowns, also called caps, cover your teeth on all four sides. Their hollow design allows them to easily slip over your teeth after the teeth have been shaped and reduced in size. Crowns are usually made of materials that closely resemble tooth enamel, such as porcelain, ceramic, resin and porcelain-fused-to-metal.
Crowns prevent dental disasters
It's an awful feeling to bite into a sandwich and realize that a tooth has broken or crumbled. Although your teeth are normally very strong, they can weaken if you have a crack, received a root canal or have a very large filling. Fragile or brittle teeth can also be inherited or may become a problem as you grow older.
Adding a crown to an at-risk tooth prevents your tooth from breaking or falling apart. Once the crown is in place, it absorbs the strong biting forces you produce when you chew, which protects the tooth underneath.
Fractured teeth are easily restored with crowns
Crowns not only protect fragile teeth, but also restore teeth that have already broken. Fractured teeth affect your appearance and make chewing an unpleasant or difficult experience. Before you receive your crown, we'll make a mold of your teeth in our Edison office to ensure that your new crown looks right at home in your mouth. You'll go home with a temporary crown and return to the office in about two weeks to receive your permanent crown. After it's in place, you'll be able to chew normally, and no one will suspect that your tooth was ever damaged.
Crowns offer cosmetic benefits
Do you have a tooth that doesn't quite blend in with the rest of your smile? The problem isn't uncommon. Fortunately, it can be corrected by topping the tooth with a crown. Crowns are often used to improve the appearance of crooked, twisted, pointed, discolored, bumpy or short teeth.
Could your smile benefit from a crown? Call Edison, NJ, family dentists Drs. Saul and David Frechtman of Frechtman Family Dental of Edison at (732) 548-8600 to schedule your appointment.
Learn more about crowns, bridges and dental implants from your Edison dentists.
Want a better-looking smile? Cosmetic dentistry is aimed at creating a positive change to your smile. Dr. Saul Frechtman and Dr. David Frechtman at Frechtman Family Dental in Edison, NJ, offer a range of cosmetic procedures. Read on to learn about the important benefits of dental crowns, bridges and implants.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are "caps" that are placed over the teeth. Dental crowns are used to restore cracked, badly decayed, weakened, chipped and damaged teeth. Dental crowns can improve your smile and make your damaged teeth stronger. They can also restore your ability to speak and help you chew better. Dental crowns restore full function of your damaged and weakened teeth.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
Dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two or more dental crowns for the teeth on the sides of the gap and one or more false teeth in between. Once a tooth is lost, the existing teeth begin to shift at an accelerated rate. A fixed bridge can help prevent the existing teeth from drifting out of place. With a fixed bridge, you can also improve the appearance of the teeth that you are crowning.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots made of titanium. They are placed into your jaw to hold artificial teeth. Missing teeth can ruin a nice smile. Implants will restore your smile and enhance your appearance. Missing teeth can also cause a cascade of oral health problems such as bone loss and shifting of existing teeth. With implants, you will avoid developing these problems.
Ready to make a change in your life? Say goodbye to that less-than-perfect smile. Don't wait another minute - call Frechtman Family Dental at (732) 548-8600 right now to schedule a dental appointment in Edison, NJ. Don't you owe it to yourself to get your smile back? Remember, a better life starts with a beautiful smile.