Have you been brushing your teeth regularly? Sometimes? Well, if you’re like me (drinking too much soda), then you may need a dental crown. What’s a dental crown, you ask? Read on.
A dental crown is basically a cast for your decaying tooth. It holds the damaged tooth together while conforming it to a more regular shape. There are different kinds of dental crowns in Baltimore City made of different materials; each one has its own pros and cons.
High School Much?
Remember braces? Well, there’s a category of Baltimore City dental crowns that work the same way. We’re talking metals: gold, nickel, and palladium alloys. These dental crowns have incredible durability. Chewing and biting are powerful muscle contractions and the metal teeth have the best chance of long-term resiliency against those pressures. The flipside? The appearance. Gold and nickel stand out in a smile much as retainers and braces do. You don’t want to relive high school every time you open your mouth? I don’t blame you.
There are alternatives. Porcelain, resin, and ceramic crowns all mimic teeth’s color naturally. But it’s a mixed bag. Porcelain crowns look most natural but become more noticeable if gums recede. All resin teeth are cheaper but are more likely to fracture or wear down. There are too many options to cover in one article so the best advice I can give is to talk to your dentist. It might be embarrassing, but it’s for your smile. Isn’t that worth it?
Our mothers were right. Brushing your teeth is a lifetime gig. But for those who snack on more candy than we should, there’s a crown for every smile. All it takes is a little planning and a little patience and there’s a big chance for your future portraits to be completely natural.