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A few years ago, I realized that I was thinking about dental care all wrong. Instead of listening carefully to my dentist and making the necessary changes, I assumed that he was ultimately responsible for making sure that my teeth stayed healthy. Unfortunately, I developed a few serious cavities because I failed to properly brush and floss my teeth, and I knew that it was my fault. I decided to start taking notes at my dental checkups and carefully abiding by the dentist's orders. The difference was almost miraculous. This blog is all about working with your dentist to improve your result.

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The Four Biggest Benefits Of Dental Crowns

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There are many ways in which you can change your smile, which is fortunate for many people who suffer from missing or damaged teeth. One of the best ways to repair damaged teeth without actually having to remove them is to cover them with dental crowns. Here are the four biggest benefits of this:

  1. No Extractions: If you have teeth that are damaged for any reason aside from decay, you can easily avoid extractions. Extractions are only necessary if there are health issues with a tooth that can spread to the rest of your teeth. If you have damaged teeth because of excessive staining or chips, then the best way to save money while repairing them is to choose dental crowns to cover them.
  2. Protect the Teeth: If you have a damaged tooth that may have needed a colored filling, your dentist can cover it with a white dental crown that makes it appear as if you have no filling at all. On top of this, it is going to protect that tooth, keeping the filling in place and the tooth less vulnerable to further damage. This is also true with chipped teeth. Once a tooth has chipped, further chipping can occur because the tooth is weakened. When it's covered with a dental crown, there is less chance of this.
  3. Retain a White, Full Smile: Instead of living with discolored teeth or chipped teeth, you can retain a white, full smile that you are not embarrassed by. This will help with your self-esteem since you won't feel the need to ever hide your smile.
  4. More Affordable: If you can get away with dental crowns as the perfect cosmetic treatment for your teeth, then you are going to save much more money. This is because other alternatives are more expensive, especially because they will usually require extractions. Paying for extractions on top of a cosmetic treatment, such as dental implants, can be extremely costly. Dental crowns can last you quite a long time before ever needing to be replaced. Besides, when they do need replacing, it can still cost less overall than other treatments.

Now that you know the four biggest benefits of dental crowns, you can see why this may just be your best option for repairing your smile. You will hardly notice that you had any dental work at all once the dental crowns are placed and you won't have to concern yourself with the damaged teeth underneath.