Aside from the cosmetic issue, damaged and missing teeth can have a rather severe impact on your overall oral health. When a tooth is damaged, pain is common. Not only does this affect your quality of life, it also makes it difficult to eat the foods you need to be healthy, and malnutrition can become a very real concern.
If you know someone with an older crown or bridge, you may have noticed that their dental work is revealed by a dark line right at the gum. Modern crowns and bridges are made using different materials that eliminate this dark line and allow your restorative dental work to blend in with your own natural teeth instead of giving away the secret to your beautiful smile.
Dental crowns strengthen and protect your tooth, preventing or eliminating the need for extraction. Dental implants also make use of dental crowns. In this case, the crown is placed over a titanium “root” that is placed by an oral surgeon. This implanted tooth is long-lasting and looks completely natural.