If you have broken a tooth, or have advanced tooth decay or infection, you may need a crown to prevent further pain and additional complications. However, that doesn’t mean metal options are your only choice. In today’s blog, your Garland, TX, dentist explains how we create crowns that look natural!
When You Need One
The restoration covers the entire visible portion of your smile, everything above the gum line. For this reason, we can use the crowns to address severe restorative and cosmetic issues. For example, we treat advanced stages of tooth decay and complete a root canal for an infected tooth. Treatment could be used to fix chipped, cracked, and broken teeth, and lengthen worn down ones too. We could place them to reshape malformed or misshapen teeth, and to mask severe discoloration. If you have missing teeth, placement could be used to secure a dental bridge or to restore an individual dental implant.
Designing and Placing Them
Each one will be custom-made to ensure a properly balanced bite and better oral health, not to mention a lifelike appearance. To begin, we will remove structure from the teeth and take a series of detailed images and impressions. We use the information in a dental lab setting to begin designing and crafting the restoration. When the final product is ready, you will return for a second visit. We check the fit and if necessary, make final adjustments. We then attach them with a powerful bonding agent.
Our Lifelike Options
For the front-facing teeth, we could use all-porcelain. The material contains stain-resistant properties, and can be color-matched to blend with your smile mimicking the translucent nature of tooth enamel. The material is hypoallergenic and doesn’t cause sensitivity when you consume hot and cold foods or drinks. For the side and rear teeth, which must endure greater bite forces and pressures, we could combine porcelain with metal. The metal interior provides a more significant level of strength and durability, and the porcelain exterior ensure a lifelike and color-matched appearance. Both options provide durable and long-lasting restorations, and also a natural appearance.
If you have any questions about our crowns, or if you have an injury or discomfort in one or more teeth, then please contact our team today. We will see if one is necessary for you, and help you enjoy optimal oral health again. You should be able to smile with confidence again!
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR CUSTOM DENTAL RESTORATIONS
To learn more about how we repair and transform your smile with one or more custom restorations, then schedule a consultation today by contacting Mai Dentistry in Garland, TX at (972)-530-0552. You can also find our practice at 6850 N Shiloh Rd, Suite C Garland, TX 75044.