Are you struggling with flat, worn down teeth in the front of your mouth? Has excess tooth wear made your teeth look short or feel sharp against your tongue? Flat teeth wear down much easier than healthy teeth, because the weak inner structures are exposed. Everyday chewing and biting causes the tooth to wear down quicker than normal, also making the person’s teeth look older than they are.
Thankfully, severely worn teeth can be corrected by restoring them with full coverage porcelain crowns. Crowns are restorations that preserve natural teeth that are too compromised to withstand everyday wear. Covering the teeth that are worn down allows height to be restored to the smile and also improves aesthetics.
The color, size, and shape of your crown is something your dentist designs to look natural inside of your mouth. Even when placed next to your other teeth, dental crowns should look and feel as if they’ve belonged the entire time.
Once you’ve decided that crown treatment is right for you, your dentist will prepare your remaining tooth structure and take an impression. The impression is used to craft a custom-fitted crown made of high strength porcelain. A temporary crown is placed over the tooth for about 2 weeks, until the permanent crown has been made. At the 2nd appointment, the crown(s) will be permanently cemented into place over the prepared tooth.
If flat, worn teeth are bothering you, it’s time to ask your dentist what can be done to help. Porcelain crowns or other options like dental veneers can be ideal for correcting problems such as these. There’s something for everyone!
Posted on behalf of Find Local Dentists
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