Dental crowns have lasted for centuries as a preferable solution for many different tooth concerns. The restorations are designed to mimic the size, shape, and contour of your healthy, natural tooth, and by placing it over your compromised tooth structure, you can restore most of the tooth’s vital functions. As dental technologies and materials have advanced over the years, the specific ways in which modern dental crowns can restore teeth have also grown more varied, making them a preferable solution for even more dental health concerns.

Make it strong enough to work again

Some of the most common reasons for getting a dental crown is to restore a tooth that’s been structurally damaged. Things like fractures and breaks can make a tooth structurally weaker, and under the constant pressure of biting and chewing, that damage will grow increasingly worse. Capping a tooth with a custom-made dental crown can help stop the damage from becoming more severe while also restoring the tooth’s ability to absorb your bite pressure. By restoring and protecting the tooth, a dental crown also reduces your risks of potentially losing it, or having to extract it in the future.

Make it the right size and shape again

Dental crowns have always been designed to restore and protect teeth, but more recently, the lifelike materials used to create them (such as porcelain and zirconia) also make them excellent options for improving the appearance of certain teeth. For instance, when a tooth seems too small compared to those around it, or has been visibly worn down, crowning it with a porcelain restoration can dramatically improve the tooth’s entire appearance. Restoring its size, shape, and contour also improves your bite’s overall function by restoring the balance in your bite pressure.

Replace it to make your smile whole again

In addition to the materials used to create modern restorations, dentistry has also seen significant advancements in the ways we can now restore smiles. For instance, after losing a tooth, a dental crown can be used to replace it by topping a dental implant. Made from biocompatible titanium and placed within the jawbone, an implant replaces the roots of the lost tooth, providing a lifelike anchor to support the dental crown. Together, a dental implant post and lifelike dental crown can create the most realistic option for replacing a lost or extracted tooth for many patients.

Learn what a dental crown can do for you

A dental crown can restore your tooth and smile in several ways, depending on what your specific needs and preferences are. To learn more, schedule an appointment with us by calling Dreem Dentistry in Leawood, KS, today at 913-681-5500. We also serve patients who live in Overland Park and all surrounding communities.