Sometimes, there are situations in which placing a crown on your front teeth will be necessary. In dentistry, the front teeth are crowned mostly for the purpose of restoration. Dental crowns plays an important role in supporting and restoring the normal structure and appearance of damaged teeth. If any of your front teeth has suffered severe damage, broken or extensively decayed, a dental crown repair is usually recommended.
However, it is possible that you can crown your front tooth just for aesthetic improvement. The materials that are used for producing crowns to be placed on the front teeth are usually made of tooth-colored materials. Ceramics, porcelain or tooth-colored resin are popular materials that can be customized to match the color of your existing teeth.
One more thing, metallic crowns can also be used to on the front teeth, but they don’t appear as beautiful as tooth-colored crowns. There is minimal pressure on the front teeth when compared to the molars, so highly durable metal might not be necessary. (1) You can check out my previous post , to learn more about strength of crowns on front teeth.
Now, let’s see some real pictures of some people that crowned some of their front teeth. The pictures are meant to show the before and after looks of front teeth crowns. Maybe if you are planning to go for a dental crown, these pictures can help you to know how crowns really looks like.
Front teeth crowns before and after
Before: this patient had a crown on one of his central incisors. He was unhappy after the procedure, due to the unrealistic appearance of the crown. He was not satisfied with how his natural teeth were, their shape, color, and appearance.
After: on his second appointment, the initial crown was removed, a porcelain clown and five new porcelain veneers were cement on his front teeth. His other existing teeth were cleaned and whitened to be of the same color with the new crown and veneers.
After: he was very happy after his teeth was worked on. A dental crown was used to repair the broken tooth. His lower teeth were also whitened.
Before: this was a case of a woman that had a missing tooth on the upper back teeth. (at the left side of the photo). She was also unhappy about the looks and feel of the rest of her teeth.
After: a dental implant was carried out to replace the missing tooth. In order to improve the appearance of some of her teeth, and crowns and veneers were used to cover some teeth.
Before: the patient had four existing crowns on the front teeth. She complained that the crowns were too white and also that her gums were swollen. The main reason for this, is that the crowns did not fit her teeth properly. Due to improper fit, the crowns caused her gums to swell and become red.
After: The old crowns were replaced with new porcelain crowns. The new crowns appeared to be more natural and fit the teeth properly. Her gums also healed after some fews days.
Reference– Smile Gallery, http://www.advanceddentistryoflongisland.com/real-patients/smile-gallery/crowns/