How Dental Crowns Have Become More Advanced

In the field of dental health care, some concepts are so solid that they’ve remained consistent for decades, or longer. Dental crowns are an excellent example of this; as one of the oldest forms of restorative dental treatment, crowns haven’t changed much in their general purpose. Dental crowns are designed to protect teeth by completely capping their visible structures, which can sometimes be necessary to save the tooth from becoming severely compromised, or even lost. However, over the years, dental crowns have advanced significantly in several key areas; namely, in how they’re designed, and what they’re made from.

They look significantly more natural

The overall purpose of a dental crown hasn’t changed much, but most dental health treatment techniques, concepts, and materials have advanced significantly. For example, many of today’s dental crowns are designed using highly detailed digital imaging technology. Digital imaging allows for highly precise measuring and mold creation of your teeth and dental ridges, which can be translated more precisely into your final restoration thanks to more advanced restorative materials. In many cases, custom crowns are crafted from highly lifelike porcelain, which closely mimics the unique color, shade, and shine of your healthy, natural teeth.

They’ve become easier to care for

Because of their more lifelike design and materials, dental crowns resemble your natural teeth in more than just appearance. For instance, their highly precise measurements help ensure that they more fully restore your bite function, and that they can be cared for properly with simple, consistently good hygiene and preventive measures. This helps ensure the long-term success of your restoration, as well as improved oral health and bite function in the long run.

They’re a lot more reliable

Through a combination of more precise design and more lifelike, biocompatible materials, today’s dental crowns offer more comprehensive results for restoring your smile than ever. Some of the most common reasons for needing a dental crown include damage to some level to a tooth’s structure. This means the dental crown must be able to restore the tooth’s function once placed. A modern dental crown’s higher level of realism and durable, lifelike materials help ensure this restoration is more reliable, and that your smile can benefit from it for years to come.

Learn more about advanced dental crowns

Today’s dental crowns are meant for more than just restoring teeth, but for doing so in a way that truly improves your smile, oral health, bite function, and more. To learn more, call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We also serve the residents of Kingwood, Conroe, Livingston, and all surrounding communities.