By Mazhar M. Butt, D.M.D.
October 12, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental Crowns SmileAre you in need of dental crowns? Many people are discovering the benefits of dental crowns. Dental crowns are dental caps that are placed over existing teeth by a dentist. They can correct many different types of dental issues. Dr. Mazhar Butt in Carbondale, IL offers a full range of dental services. Read on find out how dental crowns can help your smile. 

1. Fix Decayed Teeth- Tooth decay is the destruction of your tooth enamel. Causes of tooth decay include frequent snacking, drinking sugary beverages, and bad oral hygiene. Dental crowns are used to restore teeth that are badly decayed. Any decay is removed and the crown is fitted over the tooth strengthening its structure and restoring functionality.

2. Restore Cracked Teeth- Cracking a tooth is a common problem. It can happen as a result of an accident or eating hard foods. A cracked tooth can make eating painful, interfering with oral function. A crown can be used to restore your cracked tooth. A crown will restore the structure of your tooth so you can eat in comfort. 

3. Repair Chipped Teeth- If you discover you have chipped a tooth, don't panic. A dental crown can be used to repair your chipped tooth. A dental crown will make your chipped tooth look whole and healthy again. If you have a chipped tooth, see your dentist as soon as possible to avoid further damage. 

4. Strengthen Teeth- Dental crowns are cemented into place. Once placed, the crown becomes the tooth's outer surface. Dental crowns are incredibly strong and will restore full function of your teeth. Dental crowns restore the strength, size, and shape of your teeth. They strengthen weakened and damaged teeth and protect them from further damage.

5. Whiten Teeth- Pigments from dark-colored foods and beverages can cause tooth discoloration. Tobacco use is also a common cause of tooth discoloration and can turn the teeth yellow or brown. Since crowns are placed over the teeth, they can correct tooth discoloration. Your dentist can choose from over a dozen shades and give you a crown that matches the shade of your natural teeth.

If you need dental crowns, why wait? We can help you today. Call Dr. Mazhar Butt's dental office at (618) 457-2123 today to schedule a dental consultation in Carbondale, IL. We want all of our patients to have a smile that's strong and beautiful!