If you have a cavity, we may suggest a filling. But what if you have more substantial damage, or a severe cavity or a tooth that has become infected? In order to return smiles to a more attractive and healthy state, we may suggest placing a dental crown. How does your Garland, TX, dentist create and place a crown that offers long-lasting repair?
Capping Your Tooth
A crown covers the entire visible portion of your tooth, everything above the gum line. As a result, we can address a wide array of cosmetic and restorative issues with your tooth. For example, placing one can lengthen worn down teeth, which could happen as a result of teeth grinding. We also offer repair for cracked, chipped, or broken teeth. Our team can address any esthetic issues with a tooth’s shape or color as well. For those with minor tooth loss, we can use them to secure a dental bridge or to complete a single tooth dental implant, offering a full smile once more.
While metal is effective, whenever possible we strive to offer restorations that look natural and blend with your smile. A porcelain crown is translucent like tooth enamel and can be shaded to match the color of surrounding teeth. This material is also strong and durable, able to absorb serious bite forces and pressures. We typically reserve these from the front facing teeth due to the material’s a lifelike appearance. Placing one starts with first removing structure from the tooth that needs treatment, and then taking detailed impressions. We use the impression and measurements we’ve taken to design and craft the restoration. We then place it in a second visit.
The side and rear teeth must endure greater bite forces and in fact, these have received metal restorations for that reason. To offer a more lifelike option while still ensuring greater stability, we could create and place a porcelain-fused-to-metal option, which provides the strength and durability of metal with the natural appearance of porcelain. If you have any questions about repairing smiles with custom-made dental restorations, or if you have an aching or damaged tooth, then please contact our team today. Let’s work together to ensure you continue to enjoy a healthier and beautiful smile!
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY?
Our team wants to help you enjoy a healthier smile, one you’ll feel proud to show the world. We have lifelike crowns, fillings, veneers, and more to help smiles thrive. To learn more about our restorative treatments, 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.