When you have dental concerns like damaged teeth, or pain due to a severe cavity or infection, then you need restoration to prevent tooth loss and stop discomfort. Our team can often transform a tooth with our custom dental crowns. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX, dentist talks about placing lifelike dental crowns.
When Does a Tooth Need Repair?
A crown is a complete restoration that repairs a tooth and addresses serious concerns that could eventually risk the stability of your smile. For example, we could place one to repair cracked, chipped, or broken teeth. Placement could address severe tooth decay or complete a root canal for an infected tooth. We can reshape malformed teeth and correct overall bite balance and chewing function too. Crowns can even aid in tooth replacement, as one or two could secure a dental bridge in place, and an individual one can restore a single tooth dental implant.
Creating and Placing Them
To ensure optimal results and a lifelike appearance, we always custom-make our restorations for our patients. The process starts with our team numbing the tooth and then removing structure from it to make room for the completed restoration. Our team then takes detailed digital images of the prepared tooth, which we use to create a detailed 3D impression. In a dental lab setting, our team will use the impression to design and craft the crown. We then check the fit and make any last-minute adjustments before we connect your finished product with a powerful bonding agent. With proper care and attention, the restoration can stay in place for years to come, providing durable repair and a dependable chewing surface.
Our Natural-Looking Materials
Our team can use ceramic for the most front-facing teeth, as this material is translucent like enamel and can be shaded to blend with your teeth. For the side and rear teeth, which must endure greater bite forces and pressures, we can opt for a stronger material, but again take steps to ensure a lifelike appearance. Both zirconia and porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) can be shaded to blend with your teeth, so you have results you can’t wait to show off to the world.
If you have any questions about how we create and place a natural-looking dental restoration, then contact our team today to learn more. Now is a great time to visit our team as you can use your remaining 2023 dental benefits or health savings account funds before they disappear at midnight on December 31st.
DO YOU HAVE A TOOTH THAT NEEDS RESTORATION?
If you have issues with the shape or health of your tooth, then talk to your team at Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry in Houston, TX at (281)974-4494 about our natural-looking dental crowns.