Most people aren’t born with a perfect pearly white smile and neither are celebrities. It is very common to be jealous when we see our favourite TV stars smiling and acting all glamorous with their shiny bright and dazzling smile, however, in most cases these are not their real teeth. It is no lie that we all want to have nice teeth and look good when smiling, and this is especially important to TV stars as they’re constantly under the pressure to look good wherever they appear, at any time of the day. This is exactly what has led many of them to turn to cosmetic dentistry treatments to improve their smile, which in turn helps improve their overall face appearance.
Talking about celebrities, here’s an interesting fact — did you know that Tom Cruise, the star of “Top Gun”, “Mission Impossible”, and a few of other hit movies, had discolored and crooked teeth before he started his career?
One of the most common treatments that many stars and “mere mortals” rely on to improve the way their teeth look, are dental crowns. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a tooth to cover it and restore its size, shape and strength, and improve its appearance. Once fixed into place, a dental crown totally encases the whole visible portion of a tooth above a gum line.
Dental crowns can be made from different materials with the mot effective being Zirconium.
Zirconium dental crowns offer superior strength and are resist to pressure, meaning they can be used anywhere in the mouth — back, front, top and bottom. But its benefits go beyond these. Zirconium dental crowns will never decay or corrode, there is not gray/black lines on gum around crowns, they are strong enough to accommodate up to a 16-unit bridge, no electrical conductivity means no hot/cold sensitivity as with other types of crowns and top of all they are very low maintenance. Furthermore, when compared with the other types of crowns, zirconium crowns are much less likely to chip or break.
If you have a tooth or a few of teeth that have been cracked, chipped, broken or otherwise damaged, zirconium dental crowns may be the right dental treatment for you. If your problem is excessive tooth decay (for example your tooth is too far decayed for filling), these crowns may also be the perfect solution for it. In addition to restoring your smile and confidence, it will also protect the tooth from sustaining further decay.