Our teeth are coated in a very strong material known as tooth enamel. However, despite this our teeth may still become chipped, broken, or develop tooth decay or infection. When teeth become damaged and the protective tooth enamel is compromised, then we may offer our Brighton, MA, patients a lifelike and strong dental crown. How do we restore the health and beauty of smiles with these custom restorations?
When Do You Need One?
Since a crown completely covers the visible parts of your tooth, they offer a number of cosmetic and restorative benefits. For example, we may prescribe one should you break, chip, or fracture a tooth. If you have worn-down teeth due to bruxism, we can lengthen the tooth. We have also employed restorations to mask teeth stains, improve misshapen teeth, and repair severe tooth decay or infection. For those with missing teeth, dental crowns may anchor a bridge in place or even restore a single tooth dental implant.
Creating a Porcelain Restoration
To ensure your new restoration blends with your smile, we may create them using porcelain. A strong material, porcelain also contains stain-resistant properties. We also shade the material to better blend with your smile. We begin by prepping the tooth receiving the restoration. Our team will remove a small amount of outer structure before taking detailed impressions. The impressions will be used to design and create the lifelike restorations from porcelain. The patient returns for a second visit, during which we place the completed crown with a powerful adhesive material. Once in place, your tooth will look natural and will be able to withstand powerful bite forces.
Maintaining Your Newly Repaired Smile
Caring for your smile not only protects your natural teeth, but helps keep your new crown bright and strong. Each day when you wake you need to brush for two minutes, using a toothpaste that contains fluoride and a toothbrush with soft bristles. At night, brush again for two minutes and also floss thoroughly between each tooth. Make time every six months to see us as well. These routine visits enable us to monitor your smile, looking for potential signs of trouble. We also clean your teeth, removing any plaque and tartar to protect your teeth and restorations from the risk of decay, infection, or gum disease.
Does Your Tooth Need to Be Restored?
At Brighton Family Dental Group, we help improve the health, beauty, and function of smiles with lifelike restorations. You can schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Villani or Dr. 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, and all neighboring communities.