When a tooth becomes cracked or chipped, or develops concerns like tooth decay or infection, then treatment is crucial for avoiding discomfort or even tooth loss. To repair your tooth, we could provide a custom and lifelike restoration. In today’s blog, your Celina, TX, dentist talks about how we place custom crowns and the need for restorative dentistry.
Dental crowns are an example of a dental restoration, and restorative dentistry is used to repair teeth that have been compromised. A crack or chip, even a minor one, could expose sensitive inner structure to bacteria and allow cavities and infections to develop. Likewise, untreated cavities could lead to decay too severe for a filling, or the risk of an infection. Restorative dentistry enables our team to repair these concerns and restore the health and beauty of the tooth. A dental crown is a major part of these treatments, as this can address everything from a cavity to a missing tooth. When you damage a tooth, schedule an emergency visit with our team so we can see if you need restorative dentistry, such as a crown placement. If you have a toothache or a tooth that is sensitive when you eat or drink, again let us know, as this could be a sign that you need a restoration to avoid worsening pain or even the loss of your tooth.
The Issues That Call for a Restoration
A dental crown can repair teeth and offer cosmetic benefits as well. For example, we can treat cracked or chipped teeth to prevent major complications. Placement could also improve bite balance and chewing function, and provide repair for more extensive cases of tooth decay. If you have an infected tooth, we can place one as part of your root canal procedure. Restorations can also address misshapen teeth and mask cosmetic concerns. If you have suffered minor tooth loss, then we could use one or two to support a bridge, or one to complete a single tooth dental implant.
Creating and Placing a Restoration
Each crown will be custom-made for your smile and offer lifelike results. To begin, we will numb the tooth being treated so we can comfortably remove the outer structure. Our team then takes detailed images and measurements of the tooth, which we use in a dental lab setting to design and craft your finished restoration. We use materials like porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and zirconia to offer results that look and are color matched to blend with your smile. When the crown is ready, our team will check the fit and make any necessary adjustments before we attach it with a powerful bonding agent.
Missing teeth are linked to serious issues with the balance and function of your smile not to mention your appearance. Which is why securing replacements quickly is so essential. With dental crowns and restorative dentistry, we can help in the process. As we touched on above, our team can custom-make a bridge that uses one to two to secure a replacement for multiple missing teeth in a row, so you have a full and functional smile with lifelike results. For those interested in a dental implant, our team can secure one to complete the new tooth, providing a natural looking and durable chewing surface. You now have a replacement that can last for years to come, and offer results that look natural. All with the help of our crowns and our restorative approach.
Protecting Your New Restoration
Once it’s ready and in place, you have a restoration that can provide years of quality improvement and lifelike appearances. But you need to care for them as you would a natural tooth, since the structure we’ve attached it to is still vulnerable to issues like decay, infection, or periodontal disease. You should take time to brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes, and to use a fluoride toothpaste when you do. Also, be sure you floss daily before you brush the second time. These actions help fight issues that stain or compromise your restoration. Be sure you see us for a checkup and cleaning every six months too!
If you have any questions about how our team improves the health, function, and beauty of your smile with a custom-made dental crown.
SCHEDULE YOUR NEXT RESTORATIVE APPOINTMENT IN CELINA, TX
We want to offer repair to protect the health, function, and beauty of your smile. To learn more about the benefits of restorative dentistry, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at Celina Family Dentistry at (214) 851-0130!