When a tooth needs serious repair, then you need restorations. To address both cosmetic and restorative concerns, we may recommend a lifelike dental crown. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at five facts about the creation and placement of dental crowns.
Facts About Dental Crowns
- They can Look Natural: We use a variety of materials for creating them. For the front facing teeth, we often employ ceramic, as this material can mimic tooth enamel, be shaded to blend with surrounding teeth, and is stain-resistant. While looking natural, ceramic can also provide durability and long-lasting restorations.
- We Have Stronger Alternatives to Ceramic: We can also use porcelain-fused-to-metal and zirconia for the rear and side teeth. While they also look natural, these materials can withstand greater bite forces and pressure. In some cases, we may still need to recommend metal for your restorations.
- Each One Will be Custom-Made: We begin the process by preparing the tooth receiving one, which involves removing a small amount of structure and taking a detailed impression. The impression will be used by an expert at a dental lab to fabricate the new crown. When the patient returns about two weeks later, we place the completed restoration with a powerful bonding agent.
- We can Address Multiple Concerns: We can use one to repair a chipped, cracked, or broken tooth. We can lengthen worn down teeth and reshape malformed ones as well. We can mask permanent teeth stains, close gaps between teeth, and anchor dental bridges in place. We even use them to restore single tooth dental implants.
- They Last for Decades: As long as you continue to brush and floss daily, as well as have your teeth cleaned and examined twice a year, they can last for many years to come!
Do You Have Questions About Crowns?
At Brighton Family Dental Group, we can repair your smile with a natural looking dental restoration. You can schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Thomas Villani or Dr. Richard Kondrat by reaching out to our office at (617) 562-5210. We are proud to offer a range of dental services to patients from Brighton, Watertown, Cambridge, Brookline, Newton, and all neighboring communities.