brighton crowns

When a tooth sustains damage and becomes cracked or chipped, this could lead to negative changes to your smile’s appearance and also increase the risk of tooth decay and dental infection. Our team can prevent these potential complications with the placement of a dental restoration. In today’s blog, your Brighton, MA, dentist talks about our custom and lifelike crowns.

The Causes and Risks of Dental Damage

A tooth could become cracked or chipped due to an injury while playing sports, biting down on hard objects like popcorn kernels or ice, and via weakened enamel, which can occur due to tooth decay. Teeth grinding also weakens and damages the outer enamel! When your tooth is injured, this could compromise the outer enamel and expose the sensitive inner dentin to bacteria, a major factor in the onset of decay and eventually, dental infection. Which is why repair for even minor injuries is so important. In fact, even if you do not see obvious chips, give us a call so we can examine the smile for factors, which can be nearly invisible to the naked eye.

Creating Custom Crowns

Our team can repair damage with a crown, a restoration that covers the visible portion of the tooth. We can address minor or severe injuries, with results that blend with your smile. To begin, we will numb the tooth in question so you are comfortable as we remove structure. Next, we will take detailed digital images and measurements of the tooth so our team can plan and place your custom crown in our dental lab. When possible, we often create the restoration from ceramic, a material that can absorb daily bite forces and pressures, and also be color-matched to blend with your smile as a whole.

Restoring Your Smile

When your dental crown is ready, you will return to the office so our team can attach them with a powerful bonding agent. We will check the fit first to ensure your bite will be properly balanced. When in place, the restoration can stay for years to come. Proper brushing and flossing, healthier diets, and regular visits for cleanings can help protect your restoration and your other teeth too!

If you have any questions about how we restore smiles with a custom-made dental crown, then contact our team today. We look forward to helping you enjoy your best possible smile.

Talk to Brighton Family Dental About Restorative Dentistry

We want to help you smile with confidence again, and enjoy good oral health, with our custom dental restorations. Learn more about how we restore your smile by giving us a call at Brighton Family Dental Group in Brighton, MA, today at (617) 562-5210. You deserve a smile that is healthy, strong, and beautiful, and we want to help.