When a tooth becomes damaged, or develops a serious oral health concern, then a restoration may be needed to avoid infection or even tooth loss. Fortunately, we can create and place a crown to repair a tooth. How does a crown restore a tooth? What does making one involve?
When Do You Prescribe One?
We may recommend them for a number of reasons. For example, they can repair a chipped or cracked tooth. We can also use them to treat dental infections or repair malformed or misshapen teeth. For missing teeth, we can use multiple ones to secure a dental bridge, or a single one to restore a dental implant. They offer both cosmetic and restorative benefits for a patient’s smile.
How Do You Create and Place Them?
We begin by preparing the tooth, which involves removing a small amount of tooth structure and then taking detailed dental impressions. We then provide the patient with a temporary restoration. After they leave, the materials we gathered are sent to a dental lab, where a crown is designed and created. After about two weeks, the patient returns to the office. We remove the temporary restoration. We can then check the fit of the finished crown and if needed, make any adjustments. We then place the completed crown with a powerful bonding agent.
Will They Look Natural?
Yes! For teeth near the front of the mouth, we often use ceramic. This material is strong and offers the same translucent appearance as tooth enamel. We can also color-match the ceramic to ensure it blends with surrounding teeth. Ceramic also contains stain-resistant properties.
Teeth near the back of the mouth must endure more serious bite forces, which means a more substantial respiration is needed. Zirconia, looks natural and is much more powerful than dental ceramic. We can place one to ensure a long lasting and durable restoration. If you have any questions about placing a dental crown, then please contact our office today.
Do You Need a Restoration?
If you have a damaged or decayed tooth, we can create and place a lifelike dental restoration! You can schedule an appointment with Munilla Dental in Southlake, TX by calling 817-379-1200.