A dental crown offers a durable and reliable solution to a variety of cosmetic and restorative concerns, returning smiles to optimal function and health. But how do they look? You’ll be happy to learn that we take steps to ensure our Dallas, TX, patients receive custom restorations that look like natural teeth, blending with smiles seamlessly.
When Does a Smile Need One?
A dental crown covers the entire visible part of your tooth, which enables us to repair a number of minor and serious oral health concerns. For example, placement helps repair chips, breakage, and even dental fractures. We can lengthen worn down teeth and also anchor dental bridges in place to address missing teeth. Our team can mask permanent teeth stains, reshape misshapen teeth, or even restore a single tooth dental implant to again help correct tooth loss.
Creating a Custom-Made Solution
We make them from a variety of materials, but for those interested in a more lifelike restoration, we may opt for all ceramic for the front facing teeth. Ceramic can be shaded to match the color of surrounding teeth and the material imitates the translucent appearance of tooth enamel. For the side and rear teeth, which must endure and absorb more serious bite forces, we may create them using porcelain-fused-to-metal, which offers the strength of a metal one and the lifelike appearance porcelain provides. We first remove tooth structure from the tooth receiving one, then we take detailed impressions. We use the impressions we gather to design and craft the restoration. When the patient returns to the office, we place the completed crown with a powerful bonding agent.
Maintaining Your New Restoration
Due to the strength of the materials we use, a restoration can last for decades, possibly even a lifetime, with proper care and attention. First, be sure you brush your teeth twice daily and floss every night before bed. Remember, the teeth your crown is attached to are still vulnerable to cavities and infection, and stability could be threatened by gum disease. We also suggest making time to see us every six months. We monitor both your natural teeth and your restoration to ensure optimal oral health and stability. We may also discuss positive changes to your diet. If you have any questions about repairing smiles, then please contact our team today. Let’s return your smile to full health and beauty with a custom-made solution!
Gentle Smiles Restores Smiles
Don’t let your damaged or misshapen teeth continue to cause you discomfort. To learn more about our custom and lifelike crowns, or any of our other restorative treatment options, then please contact us today by calling 972-329-7645 (972-329-SMILE) to schedule an appointment with your Dallas, TX, dentist!