It’s tough when you want to smile but also don’t want to. That can happen when you have teeth that are discolored, damaged, or missing. When you’re embarrassed about your smile, you don’t want to show it even when you are happy or excited. But to make all that worse, such damage tends to get bigger and worse over time if you don’t treat it.
Call our South Bend, IN dental office today at 574-208-5668 to make an appointment for dental crowns. These dental restorations can do some amazing things for your smile. Thankfully, Dr. Hurcomb is your South Bend dentist with the right mix of training and experience to use dental crown procedures quickly but correctly.
Dental Crowns Explained
What is a dental crown? It’s a discrete restorative dentistry treatment for damaged or even missing teeth. A dental crown starts by being shaped to fit one of your teeth in particular. It’s also colored to match your other teeth. This way, it will blend in nicely with your smile.
In a dental crown procedure, our South Bend dentist will gently remove a thin layer of enamel first. This ensures your dental crown will be the same size as your other teeth and blend in better. Then the crown is bonded to the damaged tooth (or included in a dental bridge or dental implant), covering the visible part of the tooth.
How Dental Crowns Benefit You
The overall benefit to having a dental crown is having a smile that’s both healthy and beautiful. But here are some specific benefits to getting a dental crown procedure down with our South Bend dentist.
REPAIR VERY BIG CAVITIES
You get cavities when harmful bacteria grow out of control on your teeth. Since enamel has no nerve endings, you don’t normally know when you have a cavity. It keeps growing until it’s treated, which is why you can have a very big cavity without knowing it. And if a cavity gets too big, a dental filling can’t be used to repair the damage.
That’s when you need to call Dr. Hurcomb at 574-208-5668 and make an appointment for a dental crown. Because it covers the whole visible part of your tooth, it will seal up a cavity and repair that damage.
REPLACE LOST TEETH
Losing a tooth is rare, but it happens. A sports injury, bad car crash, or gum disease can all leave you with a dark gap in your smile. You need a replacement as soon as possible. Otherwise, your other teeth can grow crooked and you can have trouble chewing.
Call Tulip Tree Dental Care today for a dental restoration that completes your smile. There are two dental restorations that use a dental crown as a replacement tooth. Dental bridges are non-surgical, while dental implants last the longest.
HIDE WORN OR IRREGULAR SHAPES
Enamel can be worn down, especially when you chew. That’s because you’re scraping your teeth together, and if there’s one thing that can wear down enamel, it’s more enamel. Decades of chewing, never mind grinding your teeth when you’re stressed, can leave you with misshapen teeth. Then again, some people are just born with irregular teeth.
By calling Dr. Hurcomb today, you can get dental crowns to help with both problems. Yours will be specifically made to look like a healthy version of the tooth it covers. So if that tooth has a worn biting edge or irregular shape for any reason, your crown won’t.
PROTECT WEAK OR BRITTLE TEETH
Cavities aren’t the only thing that can damage your enamel. Teeth grinding can create worn spots in it. Highly acidic foods like juice or wine can also erode the enamel and make it weaker. And if you have a bacterial infection inside a tooth, it can turn your enamel brittle.
That’s why getting a dental crown from out South Bend, IN dental office is so important. A dental crown placed over the weak or brittle tooth will add a layer of protection to it, making it stronger and more resistant to damage like it used to be.
Call us TODAY at 574-208-5668 or make an appointment online to schedule your next appointment for a dental crown. Dr. Hurcomb has the right training and experience to help make sure you get the amazing benefits of dental crowns.