Dental crowns can be your beauty smile restoration solution

A person’s smile is a great asset in everyone’s life. Numerous studies have proven that a beautiful smile makes people more attractive. Further, people who are thought to be more attractive make an average of 12% more money and are perceived as being more helpful and more reliable. Unfortunately, if you have severely decayed teeth, you might be reluctant to show off one of your biggest assets.

To restore your beauty smile, you could be a candidate for dental crown treatment. Statistics of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry show that more than 15 million Americans have a crown or bridge to replace missing teeth. Dental crowns are designed to protect and strengthen teeth, while also providing aesthetic benefits.

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is a type of dental restoration, in the form of a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth or a dental implant. Crowns are used to restore teeth’s shape and/or size, strengthen them or improve their appearance.  They are also a suitable solution when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth. Dental crowns are typically bonded to the tooth using a dental cement. When cemented into place, a dental crown fully encases the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.

Dental crowns can be several types, depending on the material they are fabricated from:

Are dental crowns the best solution for me?

You might be a candidate for dental crown if you have:

Benefits of Dental Crowns

The most important benefits from dental crowns are:

If you would like to know whether dental crowns are the right solution for you, you can rely on the professional advice and treatment from Dr. Im from Renton Family Dentistry. Dr. Im, who is one of the best dental specialists in Renton would offer you a thorough examination and help you chose the best solution for your needs. 

Interesting to know

The first complete set of porcelain dentures

Did you know that the first dental crowns were created by Etruscans, 700 B.C.? As you can imagine, they were made from gold only.

Dentistry first applied ceramics in the 18th century, when Alexis Duchateau created a complete set of dentures using porcelain. Because the porcelain would not degrade like dentures made from human or animal teeth, this innovation led to exploring different applications for ceramics as a restorative material.

The evolution of dental ceramics continued into the late 1800s, with the introduction of the Richmond crown – a single-piece crown, consisting of a porcelain facing fused to a metal post. This was closely followed by the development of the all-porcelain jacket crown by Charles Land in 1889.

Today, porcelain dental crowns are the most common type of dental crowns, also recommended by Renton Family Dentistry, due to their great functional and aesthetical benefits.

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