If you have a cavity, then you may receive a dental filling. If you have a minor chip, then dental bonding may be prescribed. But what if you severely crack or break a tooth? What if you develop advanced tooth decay? If so, then you may benefit from a custom-made and lifelike porcelain crown from your Brighton, MA, dentist.

Creating Your Custom Restoration

To ensure a proper fit and a lifelike appearance, we will custom-make your restoration. We begin by removing a small amount of tooth structure from the tooth itself. We then take detailed impressions of the tooth, which we will use to design and create the restoration from porcelain. Not only can porcelain withstand serious bite forces and pressure, but the material is also stain-resistant and can be shaded to blend with the rest of your smile. After we craft your custom restoration, you will return to the office so we can place it using a powerful bonding agent.

Cosmetic and Restorative Improvements

Once in place, we can use the crown to lengthen worn down teeth, repair chips and cracks, and correct issues with a tooth’s color and shape. Placement also offers repair for advanced cases of tooth decay, and allows us to address infection by completing a root canal procedure. If you have lost one or more teeth, then we may employ them to secure a dental bridge, replacing between one and three lost teeth. If you’re receiving dental implants, then the restoration completes the visible portion of the new tooth, and ensures a natural looking replacement option.

Maintaining Your New Crown

Did you know that proper care and maintenance can help ensure your crown lasts for many years to come, decades in some cases? Remember, the rest of the natural tooth structure the crown is attached to is still vulnerable to cavities and the impacts of gum disease. Which means routine brushing and flossing helps protect your smile. Our team also suggests regular checkups and cleanings every six months, which allows us to monitor your newly repaired tooth and remove plaque buildup, safeguarding your smile against the risk of tooth decay and dental infection. If you have any questions or concerns about repairing your smile with a lifelike dental restoration, then please contact our team today to schedule a consultation.

Does Your Smile Need a Crown?

At Brighton Family Dental Group, our team can create custom solutions to improve the health, function, and beauty of your smile. 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 Brookline, Newton, and all neighboring communities.