Keeping your teeth clean and pristine is essential to a healthy smile. The unfortunate fact, however, is that doing so can often be difficult, thanks to the countless ways our teeth can experience decay, discoloration, or other damage. Thankfully, modern advancements in dentistry and orthodontics have made available a variety of options to renew that natural luster of your teeth, such as porcelain crowns. These crowns are a type of prosthesis that covers the entire tooth right down to the gum line in order to restore its natural color and shape.
But how can you know whether porcelain crowns are the right option for you? Well—here are three things to consider:
Your Teeth Are Suffering From Severe Decay
Cavities are the starting point of tooth decay. As your tooth decays more and more, you’ll wind up with a variety of bothersome symptoms. From foul breath and bleeding gums to painful toothaches and tooth sensitivity, these can all impact the comfort of your day-to-day life. To get rid of severe cases of tooth decay, a root canal will likely be needed. And once the deterioration has been thoroughly dealt with, a porcelain crown will make your tooth look good.
You Have Teeth That Are Chipped or Broken
Though teeth are pretty tough, they’re not invincible. From sports accidents and bad falls to any other kind of accident, there are plenty of ways you might accidentally find yourself with a chipped or broken tooth. But with porcelain crowns, the damage can be practically undone, regardless of whether there was only a tiny chip missing from the tip of your tooth or most of it was knocked clean off.
You Have Teeth With Severe Discoloration or Stains
Sometimes the physical integrity of your tooth is just fine, but there happens to be severe discoloration for one reason or another. These stains can result from certain lifestyle habits but can also result from conditions such as fluorosis. With porcelain crowns, the discolored areas can be perfectly hidden from sight in exchange for the look of a shiny white tooth.
State-Of-The-Art Porcelain Crowns in Albuquerque, NM
If porcelain crowns sound like something you could use to improve your smile, don’t hesitate to reach out to the office of Dr. Holbrook at 505-881-1159. Located conveniently in Albuquerque, NM, he proudly serves the surrounding communities.