Cosmetic dentistry refers to the field that focuses on improving the aesthetic appearance of one's smile while also preserving the health of the teeth and gums.What many do not know about cosmetic dentistry is that many general dentists can and do perform these types of procedures. There are, of course, dentists who focus solely on…
Full Mouth Reconstruction: Dental Crowns To Improve Functionality
There are many reasons why a dentist may recommend dental crowns as part of a full mouth reconstruction. They offer cosmetic, oral health and functionality benefits. No one should have to limit their food choices or have other functional concerns due to severely damaged teeth, and dental crowns offer a great solution for many.
An overview of dental crowns
Dental crowns can fix a range of issues, and they work well for molars, premolars and teeth that are visible. By finding out more information about dental crowns and the functional benefits they offer, patients can decide if they want to have them be apart of their full mouth reconstruction.
Dental crowns and full mouth reconstruction
A full mouth reconstruction typically includes a set of dental procedures that are designed to improve and restore the function, appearance and oral health of the patient’s mouth. This includes fixing damaged teeth, replacing missing teeth, dealing with gum disease and gum recession, as well as, treating bone loss in the jaw. Dental crowns are a great way to restore damaged teeth when undergoing a full mouth reconstruction. They are cap-liked restorations of tooth-colored material that are placed over the existing teeth to improve size, shape and function. They may also be used with dental bridges or to complete dental implants.
The functional benefits of dental crowns
There are many benefits of dental crowns. One of the most important being that they can be used to improve oral health and they can prevent damaged teeth from becoming lost. There are also cosmetic benefits in which they can help patients achieve a more attractive and complete smile. However, functional benefits often get overlooked. The fact is damaged teeth make it harder to eat, talk or even brush without discomfort and an awkward feeling. Dental crowns feel and function similarly to natural teeth, and they can provide patients with the ability to eat and speak normally and comfortably.
When to consider dental crowns treatment
Dental crowns are a good individual treatment option for patients who have damage to a single tooth. However, they are also a great option for restoring the health and function of multiple damaged teeth, which makes them popular during a full mouth reconstruction. Patients who have damaged teeth from aging, poor oral hygiene, teeth grinding or a blow to the face are generally good candidates for dental crowns as a part of full mouth reconstruction.
How to care for dental crowns long-term
Another functional benefit of dental crowns is that they are easy to care for, and patients can keep them clean and in good condition the same as they would natural teeth. It is important to brush several times a day, use mouthwash and floss with dental crowns, along with making all scheduled dental visits.
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Those that have damaged or missing teeth should consider a full mouth reconstruction. Get in touch with us today to schedule a consultation visit. Treatment options can be discussed in order to decide what treatments are most appropriate for improved health and function, which may include dental crowns.
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