Some dental crowns make gums and surrounding teeth look gray. If you have not experienced it first hand, you may have noticed it on others. When graying occurs, it is unsightly, noticeable, and disappointing. Dental crowns are supposed to keep your natural teeth looking and functioning naturally, so a graying area seems to defeat the purpose. Visit our Denver dentist office for quality dental crowns that keep your teeth and gums from graying so you do not have to worry about this happening to you at a later time.
Graying Can Happen From Fillings or Dental Crowns
Unsightly silver fillings and crowns were once common treatment with no question. Nowadays, they are less common but can still be a treatment of some dentists. Not only do silver fillings have toxic mercury in them, but the metal also bleeds and ends up staining the surrounding teeth and gums an ugly color.
Tooth-colored fillings and crowns are now becoming more of the standard for restorations. With new technology and materials, these tooth-colored options last a long time that is competitive to the durability of former fillings and crowns. If a patient currently has silver fillings, we can replace them with our dental crowns.
What Dental Crowns are Used For
Dental crowns are such a common treatment that it is necessary to find someone who provides quality tooth-colored crowns of durable ceramic materials that last for years and resist staining. When an individual is unsure if dental crowns are the best treatment, we will explain the uses of dental crowns. Like fillings, dental crowns are often a restorative option for decayed or damaged teeth.
Unlike fillings, dental crowns provide more coverage and protection for larger areas of damage. Sometimes fillings do not provide enough protection, so a dental crown will be used on a tooth that had a large cavity. These are the most common uses for dental crowns:
- Restore a decayed tooth that cannot support a filling
- Attach and anchor dental bridges (tooth replacements) in place
- Cover a dental implant (tooth replacement) to provide function and aesthetic value
- Protect weakened teeth that are susceptible to more decay and damage
- Cover a fractured or chipped tooth
- Cover a discolored or misshapen tooth
The uses for dental crowns are even more numerous than this brief list. If you need dental crowns, you are not alone. Single dental crowns are the most common restorative procedure, according to the American College of Prosthodontists. Being so common, if you do not visit the right dentist, you could end up with dental crowns that contain metals that will gray your gums and teeth. Do not allow this to happen, instead, call us at (303) 532-8895 and make an appointment with our office today.
We can provide you with the most attractive dental crowns available. Our dental crowns will never stain your teeth and will be completely biocompatible with your gums, so you never experience irritation or discomfort. The process of placing a dental crown does not take long and is minimally invasive, especially when compared to your other options if you let a damaged tooth remain unprotected.
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