When you have a cracked or chipped tooth, you need repair. When you have an advanced cavity or infection, you require a restoration. To accomplish all of this, your Brighton, MA, dentists may recommend a dental crown. In today’s blog, we explain how our lifelike dental crown restores strength to your smile again.
Reasons to Prescribe a Dental Crown
A dental crown actually covers the entire visible portion of each tooth, which means we can employ them to address minor and severe cosmetic and restorative issues. For example, they help us treat advanced cavities and complete root canals to treat an infection. Placement also repairs cracks, chips, and breakage, and helps add length to the ones worn down by teeth grinding. A crown is a great way to reshape a tooth too, addressing issues with the shape and color at once. If you have lost one or more natural teeth, we could use one to two of them to support a bridge, or use one to restore a single tooth dental implant!
Designing, Creating, And Placing Your Restoration
Each one will be custom-made, since no smile is alike. To begin, we administer a numbing agent and then remove structure from the tooth. We take detailed digital images and measurements too, using digital x-ray and intraoral cameras. We combine them to create a 3D model. In a dental lab setting, the model is used to design and fabricate the restoration. When ready, you return to the office for a follow-up visit. We check the fit and if needed, make final adjustments. The restoration is secured with a powerful bonding agent, and you leave with a newly restored smile.
Protecting Your New Restoration
With proper care and attention, your new crown could last for decades to come. These actions also help protect natural teeth too. You should brush and floss daily to remove stray food particles and control harmful plaque buildup. We also suggest a healthy diet, and cutting back on sugar and starch-rich foods and drinks. Every six months, you should see us for a checkup and cleaning. We keep an eye on your smile, diagnosing problems early. We also clean the teeth, removing all plaque and tartar to prevent issues that could compromise your newly repaired tooth.
If you have any questions about how we treat damaged smiles and offer natural-looking repair, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Our Dental Restorations?
We would like to help you enjoy a full and functional smile again. To learn more about repairing and restoring a smile, then schedule a consultation by calling Brighton Family Dental Group in Brighton, MA, today at (617) 562-5210. We proudly welcome patients from Cambridge, Brookline, and all surrounding communities.