Give Your Damaged Teeth a Second Chance
By Ron T. Williamson, DDS
July 19, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: crowns  

Dental CrownsYou use your teeth often for all sorts of daily tasks, from chewing on hard candies and mints to eating hot foods and drinking cold beverages. You may clench them when you’re stressed and chatter them when it’s cold outside. It’s normal to have some type of damage, erosion, or discoloration over time. Dental crowns can make all the difference for your worn-down smile. Find out how Dr. Ron Williamson, a dentist in Berkley, MI, can give your damaged teeth a second chance with dental crowns. 

Causes of Damaged Teeth
Crowns are devices that restore and renew damaged tooth enamel. These are some of the most common ways that patients damage their teeth:

- Tooth knocked out of position or cracked due to a sports injury
- Bruxism (grinding and clenching the teeth, usually without realizing it).
- The enamel is eroded by eating too many highly acidic foods.
- Tooth infection (more common in molars).
- Orthodontic problems or wisdom teeth put too much pressure on a tooth.

Your Tooth Deserves a Second Chance
Don’t wait until a tooth gets so worn out that it is susceptible to decay and no longer useful. Give it a second chance—ask your Berkley dentist if you’re a good candidate for dental crowns. The procedure is painless and relatively quick. First, some of the enamel must be removed so that the hollow crown can bond securely to the tooth. The crown is created and installed after about three weeks. 

Crown Benefits
Some patients aren’t sure how their newly crowned tooth will look. When you finally see how natural and contoured it appears, you may be very pleasantly surprised. Just one change to one tooth can make your entire smile look and feel significantly better. The average crown has a life of about seven to 10 years, but some people have them for much longer than that. You get the peace of mind of knowing that your tooth will be strong and secure for a long time.

Consult Your Dentist About Crowns
You don’t have to give up on a damaged tooth and potentially sacrifice your whole smile. See Dr. Williamson, a caring and skilled dentist serving patients in Berkley, MI, to talk about giving your tooth a second chance with dental crowns. Call (248) 399-4455 today for an appointment.