Give Your Damaged Teeth a Second Chance

By Bruce R. Schechter, D.D.S.
October 31, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental crowns  

Many people settle for a life with a damaged, or incomplete smile. Whether that includes fractured, broken, stained, or even missing teeth, dental crownsthere are many options available to improve a damaged smile at any stage. Dr. Bruce Schechter, a family dentist in Milford, CT, offers general and cosmetic dentistry services for the whole family.

Family Dentistry in Milford, CT

Even if your teeth and gums are relatively healthy, even minor cosmetic damage can have an adverse effect on your smile. Dental crowns are custom designed "caps" that cover a damaged tooth to improve its cosmetic appearance, and restore lost tooth structure due to decay, trauma, or wear and tear. Crowns and bridgework are an affordable and minimally invasive solution for tooth loss.

When are Dental Crowns a Good Choice?

Crowns are one of the most versatile dental restorations available and can fix a number of problems. One of the most common functions for crowns is to save a severely decayed tooth when a cavity has become too large to fill with a standard dental filling. A crown can restore the missing portion of the tooth and protect the remaining tooth structure and root from further damage.

Sometimes a tooth can become weak or fractured from trauma or as a result of previous dental work, making it more vulnerable to cracks and breaks. In this case, the dentist may recommend a crown to strengthen the tooth.

Other uses for dental crowns include:

  • Replace missing teeth with bridgework
  • Cover moderate to severe breaks and cracks
  • Cover cosmetic damage like permanent stains and discolorations or misshaped teeth

Find a Family Dentist in Milford, CT

Are you ready to improve your smile and oral health, as well as your quality of life? For more information about dental crowns and your cosmetic and restorative dentistry options, contact our office today by calling (203) 878-1787 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Schechter.