Teeth crowns are the magicians of the dental world.
There’s no need to consider waving goodbye to a dodgy tooth when a dental crown can restore it to its former glory. Here’s the full story.
We’ve been waiting for January to come for quite a while. “Why so?”, you may ask. Well simply because we’ve decided that this is the year that we’ll upgrade our car, which is starting to show the strains of being a “Dad’s Taxi” for a family of active kids.
But here’s the thing – we’re finding it really difficult to settle on a new model. We started off with the best of intentions, drawing up a list of possible candidates, then assessing each one online to see which of them had the best features or benefits.
And that’s when the trouble started. We were simply overwhelmed by the array of new features on offer, whether in terms of extra safety or improved driving performance. Automotive technology is advancing at a phenomenal pace, yet a part of us yearns for something that just provides a comfortable and safe run-around for our family.
It’s a bit similar in the field of dentistry. There are all sorts of fancy new treatments on the market that would have been unheard of a generation ago. But side-by-side with that, there are still a number of ‘old favourites’ out there.
Among these, we’d include teeth crowns – also referred to sometimes as dental crowns. Although they’ve been around forever, they are still one of the most important tools in your dentist’s toolkit.
Why are crowns still so important in the field of dentistry?
• First of all, they’re a very versatile treatment. Your dentist can opt for a crown to sort out a tooth that’s damaged – maybe as a result of an accident. They can also be used to repair a tooth that’s badly discoloured (maybe from smoking or drinking red wine or tea). The crown can also be relied on to rebuild a tooth after you’ve had a root canal procedure, in situations where a filling will simply not work.
• Teeth crowns are also very effective in restoring your full use of functionality. You can trust a crown to eat anything you like, and it will never slip out of place (like a denture, for example) as it's held in place by a particularly strong form of dental cement.
• Another big benefit is that tooth crown prices are lower than ever thanks to a more streamlined approach here at MyDental. And even better, you can spread the cost over a number of months with our 0% Dental Finance plan.
• A further big plus is that they're a very discreet form of treatment, and nobody will even know that you're wearing one – unless you decide to show off!
• It’s also a very simple process. Your dentist first files down the damaged tooth, and then places the dental crown on top of it. It's that simple.
Want to know more?
If you’d like to read up a little on this topic, here’s a good article that we came across online - http://www.knowyourteeth.com/infobites/abc/article/?abc=C&iid=301&aid=1204