Our team often uses porcelain to create crowns because the material is not only strong, but could blend with your smile. In today’s blog, your Brighton, MA, dentists will explain how to design and craft a crown that looks natural and blends with your smile, and when we may prescribe one for a patient’s smile.
When Our Dentists Prescribe One
A dental crown is a unique restoration that covers the entire visible portion of each tooth, every portion above the gum line. For that reason, they have the ability to correct a wide array of cosmetic and restorative concerns. For example, we can instantly reshape the tooth and mask teeth stains, addressing multiple esthetic issues. We also treat advanced cases of tooth decay and infection, and provide repair for cracked or broken teeth. Placement could help lengthen worn down teeth for those with bruxism, and also aid in tooth replacement by securing bridges or restoring single tooth dental implants.
Creating Them with Porcelain
To create them, we first remove structure from the tooth receiving one and then take a series of detailed digital images and measurements, which enables us to design and fabricate the finished product in a dental lab setting. After the first visit, we will begin creating your new crown from porcelain. The material is strong, able to absorb daily bite forces, and is translucent like natural enamel. The material also contains stain-resistant properties. We also color-match it to blend with your smile. When you return for a second visit, we will check the fit and then place the finished product with a powerful bonding agent. In two visits, we can transform your tooth!
Keeping Your Restoration Bright
Routine care is then critical for preserving your new crown and also protecting surrounding teeth. We suggest brushing and flossing daily, and also finding time to see us for a checkup and cleaning. These actions control plaque buildup and prevent the issues that could cause tooth loss, such as severe decay or infection or periodontal disease. You also help by avoiding tobacco products and cutting back on sugary foods and drinks. If you have any questions about how we approach dental repair, or if you have an aching, damaged, or stained tooth, then contact our team to talk about possible solutions. We want to help you enjoy a bright, healthy smile that looks great and prevents discomfort.
Does Your Smile Need Restoration?
Our team is ready to help you enjoy a full and functional smile, one that looks great too. 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 Brookline, Newton, and all surrounding communities.