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3 Ways A Dental Crown Can Fix Your Smile! [BLOG]

Teeth are incredibly strong, but they’re not invincible.

That means you will likely face some sort of dental problem throughout your lifetime.

Fortunately, dental crowns are still a tried-and-true hero of dentistry, and with our advanced design technology in St. Louis, MO, your restorations now look and feel better than they ever have before!

Why A Smile Needs To Be Fixed

Here are three ways a dental crown from our experts at The DentaLink can fix your smile:

*Dental Crowns Lock Decay Out*

In most cases, cavities don’t get a chance to grow so large or deep that a standard filling won’t fix the problem of tooth decay.

That’s because our dentists will thoroughly scan your mouth with trained eyes and advanced early detection technology during your routine dental cleanings and exams. We’re able to catch cavities quickly before they’re out of control.

But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible for decay to ravage a tooth enough during your time away from the dentist for a regular filling to work.

We fix large cavities with a dental crown, capping the decayed tooth, locking out bad bacteria, and strengthening your tooth so you can resume normal oral function for years.

*Dental Crowns Restore Broken & Missing Teeth*

Accidents that affect your smile can happen to anyone at any time, which means at some point in your life, you may find yourself with a broken or knocked-out tooth.

Most of the time, these are the kind of issues that require emergency dental treatment that people address right away.

In other cases, believe it or not, there are always those who let broken or missing teeth go because they might fear painful or costly dental treatment.

But these aren’t the kind of oral health problems you can ignore.

A fractured tooth won’t heal on its own, so you’re eventually going to see that tooth cave under the pressure of constant use, or you’ll start to feel the pain and discomfort of increased tooth sensitivity or infection because the break left open access for bacteria.

With a lost tooth, the underlying bone and gum tissues will eventually deteriorate, causing you to lose more teeth one by one as time goes by.

Dental crowns are the solution, whether you just need one to cover a broken tooth to keep it strong, or you use it to replace a missing tooth with a dental implant or bridge.

This will preserve your oral health, to be sure, but it will also restore full function of your mouth and maintain your smile’s attractive, healthy appearance.

*Dental Crowns Cover Chips, Cracks, & Wear*

No matter how careful you are about protecting your teeth, eventually you can start to see signs of normal wear and tear.

It makes sense, considering that you use your teeth all day, everyday, year after year.

This can lead to worn-down teeth and tiny nicks, chips, and cracks on your tooth enamel.

If you let even the tiniest structural dental damage go untreated, harmful bacteria will have unlimited access to the inside of your teeth and leave you more vulnerable to decay, infection, and a number of other oral health problems.

A dental crown covers and seals cracked, chipped, or worn teeth so that your smile stays strong, healthy, and visually intact.

Schedule An Appointment!

Dental crowns have been around for such a long time and are so common for fixing a wide range of teeth problems, that much of what you read in today’s blog probably came at no surprise to you.

But what continues to amaze our patients, however, is how lifelike modern dental crowns look now.

Using state-of-the-art digital technology, we can design your dental restorations with more precision, fitting in your mouth more comfortably and blending in with your smile more seamlessly than ever before!

No more goopy dental impressions.

No more hidden costs for outside lab fees.

Just a beautifully restored, stronger, healthier smile!

Visit The DentaLink to see if a dental crown could fix your smile problems. Call us today at either 636-496-8584 (Ballwin) or 314-334-1474 (St. Louis) or fill out our online form to set up an appointment.

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