When you have a cavity too major for a filling to treat, or if you come to us with a cracked or broken tooth, we have a repair option that looks natural and lasts for many years to come. In today’s blog, your Brighton, MA, dentists will look at the benefits of repairing smiles using our custom and lifelike porcelain crowns.
When Do You Need a Restoration?
A crown covers the entire visible portion of your tooth, unlike fillings, inlays, or onlays, which address specific portions of a tooth. For that reason, we use them to correct a wide array of cosmetic and restorative concerns, returning function, beauty, and health to your smile. We may suggest them to repair cracks and chips. Placement could also handle advanced cases of tooth decay, and complete a root canal procedure for those with infected or abscessed teeth. If you have a tooth worn down due to bruxism, we can lengthen it, and our team may prescribe one to secure a bridge or restore a dental implant for those with one or more missing teeth.
Creating and Placing a Crown
Each one will be custom-made, which means after we examine your smile and prescribe one, we remove a small amount of outer structure from the tooth. Next, we take detailed impressions and images of the prepped tooth, which is used in the design and fabrication process. When your custom crown is complete, you return to the office for placement. The porcelain we often use to create them is translucent like tooth enamel and can be tinted to blend with your smile. The material also contains stain-resistant properties, and can absorb daily bite forces.
Keeping Your Smile Strong
Routine care will help ensure your newly restored tooth stays healthy and strong, and the crown lasts for many years to come. you will need to continue brushing and flossing at home, and cutting back on sugary foods and drinks. These actions control the plaque and tartar buildup that could cause cavities and gum disease. We also recommend a checkup and cleaning every few months too, so we can keep an eye on your smile and remove plaque buildup completely. Be sure you wear a mouthguard when playing sports for added protection. If you have any questions about how we repair and restore smiles with a custom-made and lifelike porcelain restoration, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Restorative Dentistry?
We’re ready to help transform the health and beauty of your smile with a custom-made restoration. To learn more about restorative dentistry, 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.