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3 Surprising Ways We Use Dental Crowns to Improve Your Smile

December 17, 2018
Posted By: Dr. Gary Michaelson

Most people know that a dental crown is used to protect a tooth and restore its strength. But today, dentists often use natural-looking porcelain crowns to correct certain aesthetic flaws as well.

Modern Materials Change the Way We Use Crowns

Think of a crown as a helmet for a damaged tooth; the crown absorbs chewing forces to restore function and protect the tooth from further damage. 

In the past, limited materials were available for creating natural-looking crowns, so they were considered to be purely functional. Today, however, we have access to state-of-the-art materials like porcelain and zirconia that closely resemble the appearance of dental enamel and looks natural. 

Since the finished crown blends seamlessly with surrounding teeth, there are several other ways we can use cosmetic dental crowns in Orlando, FL. 

  • Cover a poorly proportioned tooth to improve its shape or size
  • Close wide gaps and uneven spacing between teeth
  • Conceal a badly stained tooth that can’t be whitened

Is a Cosmetic Crown the Right Choice for You?

You should be aware, however, that placing a dental crown is an irreversible procedure because your tooth needs to be altered to allow room for the crown to fit naturally along the gum line. 

So, before we settle on a crown as the best solution for you, we will explore all your other options and the pros and cons of each. In some cases, a porcelain veneer or dental bonding may be a better solution to help you achieve your smile goals.

Please Call Us for An Appointment

At Alafaya Dentistry, we take pride in the smile transformations we create and the positive effect they have on our patients’ lives. If you’re interested in making a change and want to explore the possibility of cosmetic crowns in Orlando, FL, please call us to arrange an appointment. 

Dr. Gary Michaelson and our team look forward to meeting with you and helping design your dream smile.

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