We recently talked about bruxism, or chronic teeth grinding. This disorder could lead to cracked, chipped, and worn-down teeth. In addition to treating the disorder with an oral appliance, we want to rebuild your teeth too. In today’s blog, your Garland, TX, dentist talks about our custom-made dental crowns.
Creating a Dental Crown
How do we create a dental crown that fits comfortably, preserves your bite balance, and also offers a lifelike appearance? To begin, we will administer a local anesthetic to keep your tooth comfortable as we gently remove structure from it, making room for the eventual restoration. Next, we take detailed digital images of the tooth, extracting a 3D computer impression. In a dental lab, this is used to design and craft the final product from strong but lifelike materials like ceramic, porcelain-fused-to-metal, or zirconia. We then shade these to blend with the rest of your smile. When ready, we will place the dental crown with a powerful bonding gent, allowing it to stay in place for decades to come.
Restoring a Smile
We could use them to repair cracked, chipped, or broken teeth. We can also lengthen the ones worn down by chronic teeth grinding. Placement could also help close gaps between teeth, and reshape malformed teeth as well. We instantly address issues with the shape and color in fact! If you have missing teeth, then we could use one to two to support a dental bridge, keeping your new teeth firmly in place. If you receive a single tooth dental implant, then we can use a crown to restore it and offer a lifelike appearance and a durable chewing surface.
Preserving Your Restoration
How do you ensure your new restorations stay bright and last for years to come? You need to protect the teeth we’ve attached them to from tooth decay and gum disease. To do so, ensure you brush and floss the restoration and around it just as you would natural teeth. Cut back on sugary foods and drinks too, as this feeds harmful oral bacteria. Make time to see our team for a checkup and cleaning too, so we can monitor your new restoration and also remove all harmful layers of plaque and tartar buildup. This will not only keep your new crown bright, but also help safeguard your natural teeth too!
READY FOR RESTORATIVE TREATMENT OPTIONS?
Our team is ready to help treat damaged teeth and offer better oral health with a dental restoration. To learn more about how we help return teeth to optimal health, function, and beauty, then please 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.