Imperfections or damage to the front teeth can make your smile look less than perfect. Fortunately, dental crowns can help improve the health and appearance of the teeth for a picture-perfect smile.
Drs. Charles A. Robertson and Nicholas Perry Orchard offer dental crowns for front teeth at their practice in Corpus Christi, TX. They use advanced materials and precisely customize each treatment plan based on your unique needs. To find out if dental crowns are right for you, we welcome you to schedule a consultation.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are cap-shaped restorations that encase individual teeth down to the gumline. Crowns used to treat the front teeth are typically made entirely of ceramic and are customized to match the color of the surrounding teeth. This allows the crowns to seamlessly blend with the rest of the smile.
Dental crowns are often used to restore the health, function, and appearance of damaged teeth but they may also be used to correct aesthetic issues, like the shape and size of the teeth.
Why Use Dental Crowns in the Smile Zone?
When the front teeth become damaged, your smile often suffers. Not only does damage impact the appearance of the smile–it also increases the risk of oral health problems, like tooth decay and root canal infections.
Treating the front teeth with dental crowns can help prevent further damage and restore your appearance. In addition to treating dental damage, dental crowns may also be used to improve the overall appearance of otherwise healthy front teeth.
Reasons for Placing Dental Crowns on the Front Teeth
There are a wide range of issues that can affect the look and integrity of the front teeth that can be treated with dental crowns at our Corpus Christi practice.
Some common reasons for treating the front teeth with dental crowns include:
- The front teeth are chipped, fractured, or broken
- Severe tooth decay that can't be treated with a filling has developed
- The front teeth are irregularly shaped
- The front teeth appear too small and look unbalanced
Caring for Dental Crowns
Once dental crowns are placed on the front teeth, it's important to take proper care of the restorations to help keep them looking their best for years to come.
While brushing and flossing teeth treated with crowns is no different than untreated teeth, it is important to practice good oral hygiene. Tooth decay can develop on teeth treated with dental crowns at and just below the gumline where the dental crown ends. Brushing and flossing regularly can help prevent decay.
Additionally, people with dental crowns on their front teeth should avoid chewing or biting hard things, such as ice and pen caps, as hard items can damage dental crowns.
Find Out More during an Appointment
If your front teeth are damaged or you're unhappy with their appearance, you may benefit from dental crowns. To find out if dental crowns are right for you, please call our Corpus Christi practice at (361) 992-3011 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.