When a tooth needs serious repair, we may turn to a durable and long-lasting restoration known as a crown. We could use a variety of materials to create one, including potions that blend seamlessly with your smile. In today’s blog, your Garland, TX, dentist talks about when smiles need crowns.
When Smiles Require Restoration
A dental crown is an effective way to treat serious cosmetic and restorative issues. For example, our team can place them to address issues with the shape and color of a tooth. We can also repair minor or severe cracks and chips, and lengthen worn down teeth too. Placement can fill gaps between teeth, improve overall bite balance, and correct chewing dysfunction. Our team could even use them to aid in tooth replacement, securing a dental bridge to restoring a dental implant to address missing teeth.
Creating a Crown
Each one we post will be custom-made for your smile, ensuring a properly balanced bite and when possible, a lifelike appearance. To begin, we will need to numb the tooth and then gently remove structure from it. Once we do, our team will take detailed digital images and use them to create a 3D computer impression, so we can design and craft the restoration with precision and accuracy. When the crown is ready, we will attach it with a bonding agent. The restoration could stay in place for years to come and restore function, health, and beauty to your smile in some cases.
The Materials We Use
Our metal ones could include gold, silver, platinum, palladium, copper, or tin. Since these are obvious in appearance, we tend to reserve these for the rear teeth, which are less visible and also require a restoration that can handle greater bite forces and pressure. We could also use a porcelain-fused-to-metal option, with a metal core and a porcelain outer layer. These protect side and rear teeth but also blend with the smile too. For the front facing teeth we opt for our most natural looking option. All-porcelain tare hypoallergenic and don’t cause sensitivity when people eat hot or cold foods and drinks. They’re translucent like natural enamel, and we color-match them to blend with the rest of your smile.
If you have any questions about our dental restorations then contact our team today to learn more.
Your Garland, TX, Dentist Repairs and Restores Smiles
We’re ready to help repair your smile with a durable and often lifelike solutions. To learn more about the process of repairing a tooth, 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.