As anyone who has ever suffered through the agony of a moderate to severely decayed tooth can attest, even the thought of biting into a grape can be enough to make one swear off eating forever (or at least until the tooth can be repaired). In addition to disrupting eating habits and nutrition, chipped, damaged, or missing teeth can affect everything from a person's speech to their self-esteem and overall quality of life. And while the biggest problem with one or several missing teeth may seem to be cosmetic concerns like the effects on a person's appearance, missing teeth can lead to the loss of healthy bone in the jaw, and impact the stability and health of the surrounding teeth as well.
Dental crowns in Fresno
Porcelain dental crowns, one of the most versatile cosmetic dentistry treatments available, can help to correct a wide range of dental problems, from tooth discoloration and decay, to missing teeth. A dental crown is a cap that is placed over the affected tooth or affixed to a bridge to fill in for missing teeth. Fresno, CA based dentist Dr. Curt P. Posey suggests crowns when the damage to a tooth is too substantial to be corrected effectively by dental veneers, or a standard dental filling for deep cavities.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
With good oral hygiene practices and care, a quality dental crown can last up to 15 years. Crowns require the same amount of attention and care as natural teeth, therefore, daily brushing and flossing, as well as regular dental check-ups and professional cleanings should be a priority with crowned teeth.
Dental crowns are designed to match the shade and shape of the surrounding teeth, and look incredibly real and natural. A porcelain crown is the perfect combination of a cosmetic and oral health solution for teeth that have been severely damaged or lost to tooth decay and gum disease.
Contact a dentist in Fresno
For more information on how dental crowns can help improve your smile and oral health, contact Dr. Curt P. Posey at
(559) 227-6755 to schedule an appointment in Fresno today.