Ways a Dental Crown Can Help Your Smile
By Dyras Dental, PLLC
February 22, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental crowns  

How a dental crown from your dentists in Lansing, MI, can improve your smile

If you have broken, damaged teeth, you may be afraid to enjoy the foods you love. What if your teeth break more? You may also be afraid dental crownsto smile. How embarrassing would it be if people noticed your damaged teeth? It’s time to stop being afraid, and time to find out the ways a dental crown can help your smile.
Drs. Laura J. Dyras and Michael B. Hutcheson at Dyras Dental in Lansing, MI, provide dental crowns that can help your smile by restoring the strength and beauty of your teeth.
More About Crowns
A dental crown holds your tooth together by covering the entire surface of your tooth above the gumline. When you bite down, the stress and pressure of biting are evenly spread out over the surface of your tooth, keeping the tooth from breaking. A dental crown is like a small suit-of-armor protecting your tooth.

Not only are dental crowns strong, but they can actually make your smile look better! That’s because modern crown materials like porcelain are light-reflective and mimic the look of tooth enamel. Porcelain also doesn’t pick up stains as easily as other materials. The stain-resistant aspect of porcelain means your new porcelain crown will stay bright and brilliant for years, even if you drink coffee or smoke!

When you choose full porcelain for your crown, it will be nearly identical to your natural teeth. You can also choose porcelain with a metal underlay, called a PFM crown. The metal provides increased strength, though it does take away the light-reflective quality of pure porcelain. Porcelain zirconia crowns are an excellent choice for back teeth. Full gold is another choice that is strong and sturdy but it does lack the aesthetic natural quality of porcelain.

Give us a Call Today!
Dental crowns can help your smile by making it stronger and more attractive. You deserve to look your best, and a great smile is an important start. Get started on your great smile by calling Drs. Laura J. Dyras and Michael B. Hutcheson at Dyras Dental in Lansing, MI, today at (517) 485-1900!