When you have a cavity, you need a filling, and if you lose a tooth, dental implants offer replacement. But what if you have an issue that falls in between? What if you have a tooth that is severely damaged or suffering from poor oral health? In today’s blog, your Brighton, MA, dentists look at how we restore smiles with our custom-made and natural-looking dental crowns.
The Benefits of a Crown
A dental crown covers everything above the gum line, the entire visible portion of your tooth. Which means we may use them to address multiple cosmetic and restorative issues. For example, we can lengthen teeth worn-down by bruxism (teeth grinding), fix chips and cracks, and repair cavities and infection. Our team also reshapes malformed teeth, mask permanent teeth stains, and for people with missing teeth, secure a bridge or restore a single tooth dental implant.
Creating and Placing One
Each one will be custom-made for your smile, ensuring a comfortable fit and an attractive appearance. We start by removing structure from the tooth receiving one, and then we take detailed impressions and images, using the information to design and fabricate the restoration. You then return for a second visit, so we can place the completed crown with a powerful bonding agent, which secures it for decades.
We have a variety of materials available, many of which offer a lifelike appearance. For the front teeth, we may use all-porcelain, which is translucent like tooth enamel. We shade this material to ensure it blends with the rest of your smile. Since your side and rear teeth must absorb greater bite forces, we may use zironcia and porcelain-fused-to-metal, which offer a natural appearance and greater strength and durability.
Keeping Your Newly Restored Smile Healthy
Routine care not only protects the rest of your smile from issues like tooth decay and gum disease, but helps ensure your restoration has the potential to last for decades. You should make time daily to brush your teeth twice and floss every night. Try to cut back on sugary foods and drinks, and also see our team every six months for a checkup and cleaning visit. If you have any questions about repairing and restoring smiles, then contact our team today to learn more!
Do You Have Questions About Our Dental Crowns?
Our team is ready to transform your smile with custom-made and durable dental crowns, returning smiles to full function, health, and beauty. To learn more about our custom restorations and to address damaged or aching teeth, then schedule a consultation by calling Brighton Family Dental Group in Brighton, MA, today at (617) 562-5210. We proudly welcome patients from Brighton, Watertown, and all surrounding communities.