A dental crown offers more than just a solution for cavities. In fact, we can use them to address a wide array of issues with a tooth’s appearance, function, and health, from chipped teeth to serious infections. But how long does placing a crown take? When should you see your Brighton, MA, dentists for a custom restoration?
Creating Your Custom Restoration
The entire process of restoring teeth with a crown takes about two visits. The first involves a thorough examination of your smile using advanced technology. If we find a crown is the best solution, we then remove structure from the tooth itself. Afterward, we take detailed impressions and images of the tooth. We use the information to begin designing and fabricating your restoration. We want to ensure a comfortable fit and if possible, a restoration that blends with your smile. For the front-facing teeth, we often use all-porcelain, a strong material that absorbs bite forces and can be shaded to match the color of surrounding teeth. For the rear teeth, we may use zirconia, which is more durable than all-porcelain but still offers a lifelike appearance. We can also place a porcelain-fused-to-metal option, which offers the appearance of porcelain with the strength of a metal restoration. When you leave the office, we will fit you with a temporary.
The Placement Process
When you return for the next visit, we remove the temporary and then check the fit of your final restoration. If needed, we can perform final adjustments to ensure the best fit. Next, we use a powerful bonding agent to secure the teeth. Following placement, remember that routine care both at home and in our office and help safeguard your tooth and prevent further complications. You should brush and floss daily and see us every six months for a checkup and cleaning, which helps protect your newly repaired tooth, as well as the rest of your smile, from gum disease, tooth decay, and other oral health complications.
When Should I Receive One?
We may suggest one to repair cracked, chipped, or broken teeth. Our team can also correct worn-down teeth and even reshape malformed teeth as well. Placement has been known to address issues with the shade of the teeth. If you have lost one or more teeth, then our team can secure a dental bridge or even restore a single tooth dental implant, helping your smile stay full, healthy, and attractive for many years to come.
Do You Have Questions About Dental Crowns?
Our team can help transform your smile in as little as one to two weeks. To learn more about restorative care, then schedule a consultation by calling Brighton Family Dental Group in Brighton, MA, today at (617) 562-5210. We proudly welcome patients from Brookline, Newton, and all surrounding communities.