For cavities, we may suggest a filling. For a minor chipped tooth, we may opt for dental bonding. But what if you need substantial repair? What if your tooth is infected or even lost? In these scenarios, we may repair smiles in Mansfield, TX, with a custom-made dental crown. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at what to expect from crown placement.
When to Receive A Restoration
The crown doesn’t target a specific area of the tooth, like a filling would. Instead, the restoration covers the entire visible part of the tooth. When placed, we can lengthen worn down teeth and repair cracks or chips. We also have a solution for advanced tooth decay or infection, completing a root canal procedure. For issues with a tooth’s shape or color, they can offer a cosmetic solution. If you have missing teeth, then our restoration can secure a dental bridge or restore a single tooth dental implant. If you have damage or pain in your tooth, then let us know. You may benefit from a custom restoration.
Creating Your Custom Crown
We begin by removing a small amount of structure from your tooth. Afterward, we take detailed impressions of your tooth. During the interim between the first and second visit, we will design and create a custom-made restoration. For a more lifelike option, we may create them from all ceramic, a strong material that mimics the appearance of tooth enamel and can be shaded to match your smile. We typically reserve these for the front facing teeth. For the side and rear teeth, which must endure greater bite forces and pressure, we may select a porcelain-fused-to-metal option to maintaining a lifelike appearance while providing greater durability, or an all-metal one for maximum strength.
Placement and Maintenance
When you return for your second visit, we will check the fit of the restoration and make any necessary adjustments. The crown will then be placed with a powerful bonding agent. With proper care and attention, your newly repaired tooth could last for decades. Routine care will be needed to protect the tooth from further decay, infection, or periodontal issues. Be sure you brush twice a day and floss every might before bed. You should also make time to see us every six months for a checkup, so we can monitor your newly repaired tooth, and a cleaning, which removes plaque to safeguard teeth against common oral health issues. If you have any questions, then contact our team today.
Does Your Smile Need Repair?
Our team would like to help you enjoy a healthy and strong smile with a custom-made repair option. For more information on lifelike restorations, schedule a consultation by calling our dentist’s office in Mansfield, TX, today at 817-473-6227.