A dental crown covers a tooth and offers lifelike repair for serious issues, from tooth decay to dental injury and more. But when should you see us for a crown, and how do we create and place them? In today’s blog, your Brighton, MA, dentist talks about how we improve smiles with our custom dental crowns.
The Situations That Call for a Restoration
A dental crown can address an array of restorative concerns, and can do so with a lifelike appearance. Our team could use one to repair a cracked, chipped, or broken tooth. We can lengthen ones worn down by bruxism, or even reshape malformed ones too. Placement could help improve overall bite balance and chewing function too. We’ve even used them to address cavities too severe for a filling, or to complete a root canal for an infected tooth. If you have missing teeth, we could use one or two to support a dental bridge, or one to complete a single tooth dental implant.
The Lifelike Materials We Employ
Our team can use materials that blend with your smile. For the front facing teeth, we could use all-porcelain, as this material is translucent like tooth enamel, and can be shaded to blend with your smiles seamlessly. The side and rear teeth endure greater bite forces, so we may employ a more durable material for them. We could use porcelain-fused-to-metal or zirconia, both of which can again be shaded to blend with your smile and offer a more lifelike appearance. We want you to feel confident when you smile following treatment!
Creating and Placing Your Dental Restoration
The process starts with our team administering a local numbing agent to the tooth, so you’re comfortable as we remove some outer structure to make room for your new restoration. We take detailed digital images and measurements of the tooth. When we’re done, we will attach a temporary restoration. For the next week or so, we will design and fabricate your custom crown from lifelike materials. When you return to the office, we will check the fit of your final restoration and make any necessary adjustments before we place it using a powerful bonding agent. The last step is to polish the tooth for a more lifelike appearance.
If you have any questions about how our team designs and fabricates custom and lifelike dental crowns, or if you have a damaged or aching tooth that needs attention, then please reach out to our team today to learn more.
Speak With Your Brighton, MA Dentist About Dental Restorations
Talk to the Brighton Family Dental Group in Brighton, MA, today at (617) 562-5210 about how our team can restore your smile to optimal health, function, and beauty. We have restorative dentistry to repair and preserves your smile!