When you have a damaged tooth, this could mean cavities, infection, and even the loss of the tooth! To offer quality repair, we may cap the tooth with a lifelike and long-lasting dental crown. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX, dentist will talk about how we plan and complete the placement of your dental restorations.
Creating a Dental Crown
Each one we create is custom-made for your smile, there is no one-size-fits-all option. A custom approach means the finished product will fit your smile comfortably, offering balance to prevent complications down the road. This also means we can take steps to ensure the crown looks natural and blends with the rest of your smile seamlessly. When possible, we opt for materials such as ceramic or zirconia, which are not only durable, but can be shaded to blend with the smile. These materials also contain stain-resistant properties. To create one, we remove structure from your tooth after administering a numbing agent, and take detailed digital images. In a dental lab, we plan and craft the crown, and place it during your second visit.
Cosmetic and Restorative Capabilities
The crown caps the tooth, covering the entire visible portion and providing both cosmetic and restorative benefits. For example, placement could repair cracked, chipped, worn down, and broken teeth. We also reshape malformed ones as well! We could use them to treat a severely decayed or infected tooth, and to also secure a dental bridge or even restore a single tooth dental implant. Whether you have aching tooth or a missing one, these lifelike and long-lasting restorations could return your smile to optimal health, function, and beauty in as little as two visits!
How do you ensure your new restoration lasts for years to come? Well, the same way you help protect your natural teeth! Daily care helps protect your entire smile from the impact of harmful oral bacteria and plaque buildup. You should brush twice a day for two minutes, always using a fluoride toothpaste, and floss every evening. We suggest a diet with healthier snacks and foods, and fewer items high in sugar. Avoid tobacco products, and see us every six months for a dental checkup and cleaning. These actions help control buildup, fight harmful bacteria, and limiting impact of issues like periodontal disease. If you have any questions about how we restore smiles with a custom dental restoration, then contact our team today.
TALK TO YOUR HOUSTON, TX DENTIST ABOUT CAPPING A TOOTH
We want to help you maintain your best possible smile with restorative dentistry! To find out more about how we restore the function, health, and beauty of your smile, then please contact your Houston, TX, dentist, Dr. Vlachakis, by calling 281-974-4494.