Not every crown is made from metal. In fact, your Garland, TX, dentist has two options available to create strong and long-lasting restorations from lifelike materials. In today’s blog, we’re looking at how we design and create these natural looking crowns, and when you may need to see your dentist to receive one.
Crafting Your Restoration
Each one we offer our patients will be custom-made, ensuring a comfortable fit and precise treatment. We often use them to repair damage, such as cracks or chips, or to lengthen worn down teeth. We reshape malformed teeth and mask serious teeth stains. Our team can also secure a dental bridge or offer restoration for a single tooth dental implant. Finally, we may treat advanced cases of tooth decay and complete a root canal procedure. We begin by removing a small amount of structure from the tooth, which makes room for them. We take detailed impressions of the prepped tooth and then craft the restoration. Once complete, we will check the fit and place them in a follow-up visit.
Ceramic vs. PFM
What materials do we use? For the front facing teeth, we opt for all-ceramic. Not only is ceramic strong and durable, but the material contains stain-resistant properties and can be shaded to match the color of your teeth. Since the side and rear teeth need to be able to absorb greater bite forces, we may opt for a more secure option. Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) combines the strength of metal with the lifelike appearance of porcelain, ensuring your completed crown will still look natural and be able to withstand the forces and pressure your other molars do.
Keeping Them Bright
With proper care and attention, your new repair can last for many years to come, decades even. These same steps also help ensure they remain bright and beautiful. You should see us every six months so we can ensure your crown continues to offer proper smile improvement, and to clean the teeth, removing plaque that could stain your restoration and threaten the tooth your crown is attached to. You also need to brush your teeth twice daily and floss before going to bed. Cutting back on sugary foods and drink and avoiding tobacco products also helps. If you have any questions about our lifelike repair options, or if you think your smile could benefit from one, then contact our team today.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY?
Our team can repair and restore smiles with lifelike crowns, inlays, and onlays. To learn more about how we create and place a lifelike, custom restoration, then schedule a consultation by calling Mai Dentistry in Garland, TX, today at 972-530-0552. For our patients who don’t speak English, our office is fluent in both Spanish and Vietnamese.