Commonly used as part of restorative procedures, dental crowns can additionally provide an impressive array of cosmetic benefits. These custom-made structures are designed to cap or cover entire tooth structures, spanning from the gum line to the chewing surface of teeth and back to the gum line. Dr. Wendy Willoughby, DDS can customize and install these prostheses to create a more even, balanced and aesthetically pleasing smile and to enhance the functionality of chipped or otherwise weakened teeth. The overarching goal of Dr. Willoughby, however, is to ensure that all patients understand their treatment options and the benefits and drawbacks of each. This way, whether choosing dental crowns or any other restorative or cosmetic procedure, people can make informed decisions about the current and future health of their smiles. With that being said, there are several benefits that dental crowns can provide.
Many people experience continual discomfort after having developed infections in their tooth roots or severe decay. When the natural tooth structure or its enamel has been harmed, or when any form of oral trauma has occurred, weakened teeth can send out near-constant distress signals. Once the underlying problem has been resolved with the appropriate treatment, having a crown installed will protect the natural tooth structure from additional discomfort and damage. Dental crowns are currently among the best solutions for fortifying the teeth to prevent further harm and for staving off common problems like hypersensitivity.
Easy to Customize and Install
Despite what many people believe, dental crowns are not an intensive or complicated dental treatment. This procedure is both short and minimally-invasive. After having cleaned the affected tooth and returned it to an acceptable level of health, Dr. Willoughby will shape and prepare the tooth structure for the secure application of the dental crown. An impression will then be taken of the newly shaped tooth so that technicians can design and craft the crown. Once it is ready, Dr. Wendy Willoughby will use a special bonding cement to place it.
Dental Crowns Can Blend Seamlessly with Your Smile
Dental crowns allow for a truly beautiful and successful smile restoration given that they’re capable of blending seamlessly with the remaining, natural teeth. Dr. Willoughby and her trusted technicians will create a crown that’s the perfect fit, color and size for your mouth. Every part of this restorative procedure will be conducted with your preferences and needs in mind.
Instantly Eliminate Tooth Discoloration
Teeth that are treated with crowns are instantly given a bright, white exterior. If your damaged tooth has been affected by discoloration or staining, this durable covering will serve as the ideal solution. Among some of the other cosmetic benefits that crowns can provide are the immediate correction of moderately crooked teeth, misshapen teeth, fractures, cracks and chips.
Your Dental Crowns Can Last a Very Long Time
Dr. Wendy Willoughby, DDS in Asheville is committed to providing her patients with durable and long-lasting solutions. Our crowns are hand-crafted from stunning and long-trusted materials that are capable of standing up to a considerable amount of wear. With proper care, regular cleanings and routine dental care, these devices are built to last for decades. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more!