When a tooth sustains an injury, or develops tooth decay or infection, then you may need more than a lifelike filling to avoid complications and discomfort. Our team could actually use a dental crown to repair the tooth and offer stunning results. In today’s blog, your Brighton, MA, dentists will talk about our dental crowns.
When a Smile Needs One
The restoration covers the entire visible portion of a tooth, which enables it to correct a number of issues, both restorative and cosmetic as well. For example, we may prescribe one or a serious case of tooth decay, or to complete a root canal for an infected or abscessed tooth. Our team could repair cracks, chips, and worn-down structures as well. We could improve bite balance and chewing function, and for those with missing teeth, secure a dental bridge or restore a single tooth dental implant. We could also address misshapen teeth too. The materials we use, such as ceramic, can be color-matched to blend with your smile, while still absorbing daily bite forces as natural teeth do.
Full and Partial Crowns
For more severe issues, we could use a full restoration, which is what covers the entire visible portion, everything above the gum line. But we also have partial options too! These address issues too advanced for a filling or bonding procedure, but not severe enough to warrant a complete restoration. The inlay will fit in between the cusps on top of the teeth, while the onlays fit over the cusps. As with the full option, these will be custom-made from lifelike materials too.
Creating and Placing One
To create and place one, we first numb the tooth and then gently remove structure from the outside of it. This makes room for the restoration. Next, we take detailed digital images, which we use to create a 3D computer impression, one far more accurate than traditional physical impressions. In a lab, we design and craft the finished product. When the crown is ready, you will return to the office so we can check the fit and make any necessary adjustments, Finally, we secure the crown with a powerful bonding agent. Your new crown could stay in place for years to come, and help restore the health, beauty, and function of your smile. If you have any questions about restoring your smile, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Restoring Smiles?
We would like to help you enjoy a functional, beautiful, and healthy smile again. You can schedule a consultation to talk about our lifelike dental restorations, and more 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.