Crowns are one of the most common treatments used in dentistry. They’re used for patients who need treatment for their teeth that are cracked, chipped, worn down, discolored, misaligned, or have decayed.

The process for the placement of crowns is fairly simple. The tooth is filed down to make room for the crown. Dr. Fenn will then make an impression of the tooth and send those impressions to the lab where a crown will be manufactured. Once the new crown is ready Dr. Fenn will cement the crown in place on your tooth.

There are plenty of advantages to using dental crowns over veneers, 10 of which are listed below.

Crowns look good. Crowns can be made from either porcelain or composite resin, which can help drastically improve how broken, cracked and other problem teeth look. Alternatively, crowns can also be attached to an implanted dental bridge to replace a missing tooth.

Crowns are resistant to staining. Crowns, especially those made from porcelain, are extremely resistant to stains.

Crowns are very durable. Apart from being resistant to stain, crowns are also fairly durable and can last for as long as fifteen years. Of course, proper care is important for a dental crown to last for as long as that.

Crowns blend extremely well with other teeth. Both porcelain and composite resin crowns can be made to completely look like natural teeth. This means that those with missing teeth don’t have to worry about people noticing that their bright, new smile is not natural.

Crowns are as good as natural teeth. When you’re missing a tooth or one of them is damaged, you won’t likely be able to speak properly, let alone chew without any problems. Crowns can help solve that problem because apart from how they look like natural teeth, they can also function the exact same way.

Crowns don’t shift or slide. Crowns are placed firmly in place via a dental bridge or cement, which means they won’t slip, unlike dentures. This can help save you from a potentially very embarrassing moment.

Crowns protect your teeth. When covering damaged, chipped or decayed teeth, crowns can help protect them from further damage, with proper care and properly timed hygiene appointments. This is because they’re basically used to encase teeth, binding broken and cracked teeth together, as well as shielding them from plaque and decaying any more.

Crowns are not uncomfortable to wear. As mentioned previously full and partial dentures may move or shift around in the mouth, making them quite uncomfortable to wear. With crowns, you don’t have to worry about that because they’re placed firmly inside your mouth.

Crowns can help patients speak confidently, without any worries. Slurred or lisped speech is a common result of missing teeth or loose dentures. Dental crowns help take care of this speech problem, allowing patients to speak without any worries.

Crowns can help patients regain their confidence. Many of us neglect our teeth, only to let our confidence and self-esteem suffer when they begin to have problems. Missing teeth, for one, can easily make one feel self-conscious and since crowns can help give patients back their bright smiles, it can also help them find the confidence they once lost.

If you suffer from a cracked, chipped, or worn decayed tooth call Tory Hill Dental for an appointment at 207-929-6626. Visit the website for more information at