Dental Crowns Strengthen Damaged Teeth
How dental crowns from your Mesa, Arizona, dentist can improve your smile
There are many factors that can damage your teeth. Tooth decay, trauma, grinding and clenching, and eating hard foods can all cause damage to your teeth. The good news is that dental crowns can strengthen your damaged teeth. Dr. Julee Weidner at Dental Care of Mesa in Mesa, AZ, offers a full range of services, including dental crowns, to improve your smile.
Crowns work differently than dental fillings. Unlike a large filling, which separates your tooth into different sections, a dental crown holds your tooth together, acting like a suit-of-armor to protect the tooth from strong biting and chewing forces. When you bite down on a dental crown, the stress is spread out evenly across the surface of your tooth. The even distribution of pressure helps protect your tooth from breaking.
Dental crowns from your Mesa, Az, dentist are an excellent choice for teeth that are:
- Weakened and brittle from a previous root canal
- Cracked, fractured, or broken from wear-and-tear
- Decayed and have lost a large amount of tooth structure
- Compromised from large, old, leaking fillings
If you have lost a large amount of tooth structure, Dr. Weidner may need to insert a post in your tooth and build up a metal framework around the post. This procedure adds the structure necessary to prepare the tooth for a crown.
Dental crowns are created with a variety of materials, including porcelain and porcelain fused to a metal underlay. Porcelain is the most natural-looking choice because it looks just like natural tooth enamel, with the same light-reflective qualities. Porcelain-fused-to-metal, also known as a PFM crown, still looks natural, but it is not light-reflective because of the metal. Many people choose PFM crowns for their back teeth.
For more detailed information about dental crowns, please visit the Crowns and Bridges section of Dr. Weidner’s website.
If you have damaged teeth, dental crowns can strengthen your smile, so you can enjoy the foods you love. Crowns can also make your smile more beautiful, so you will be proud to show it off. To find out more about dental crowns and other dental services, call (480) 290-7777 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Weidner at Dental Care of Mesa in Mesa, AZ, today!