When you have a cavity too severe for a filling, or if you end up with a broken or cracked tooth, then you may need a quality restoration. To help address serious restorative concerns, your Celina, TX, dentist may suggest a dental crown. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at how we design and create one made just for your smile, and ensure it looks completely natural!
When Do We Prescribe Crowns?
Unlike fillings, inlays, or onlays, the restoration itself won’t address a specific part of the tooth, but cover the entire visible portion, everything above the gum line. For that reason, we reserve them for more substantial cosmetic and restorative procedures. For example, we may repair cracked, chipped, or broken teeth. If a tooth is worn down due to teeth grinding, we can lengthen it, and also reshape malformed teeth too. Placement instantly addresses issues with the color and shape of the tooth, and also repairs major cases of tooth decay. If you undergo a root canal for an infected tooth, we may use a crown to complete the procedure. If you lose a tooth, then they help anchor custom-made dental bridges in place, and also restore single tooth dental implants.
The Lifetime Materials We Use
The materials vary, but we always strive to ensure your repair will look natural and blend with the tooth. For the front-facing teeth, which are the most visible, we often opt for all-porcelain. The material is not only stain-resistant, but translucent like tooth enamel. We even tint it to blend with the smile! The rear teeth must absorb greater bite forces, so for them we may offer more durable alternatives. Both zirconia and porcelain-fused-to-metal can provide a more substantial repair and offer a lifelike appearance.
Fabrication and Placement
The process of creating and placing them tends to take about two visits. The first involves removing structure from the tooth and taking detailed digital image sand impressions. We then design and fabricate the custom-made crown. When you return for a second visit, we check the fit and may make final adjustments to ensure optimal fit. Finally, we place it with a powerful bonding agent. With proper care and attention, your restoration could last for several years, possibly even decades! If you have any questions about repairing and restoring smiles, then contact our team today.
Your Celina, TX Dentist Offers Custom Restorations
At our Celina, TX dentist’s office, we want to help restore your smile to full function, health, and beauty. Don’t live with discomfort or damaged teeth, talk to our team. Find out more about our unique and custom restorative treatments by calling Celina Family Dentistry at (214) 851-0130.