A dental crown is a dental restoration that covers the entire visible portion of the tooth, offering cosmetic and restorative benefits. In today’s blog, your Mansfield, TX, dentists will explain how a crown can repair smiles, and how the materials we use can offer a more lifelike appearance than metal options.

Lifelike Materials

While metal is often used to create a restoration, we strive to use more lifelike options whenever possible. For example, your front facing teeth may benefit from an all-ceramic one. Ceramic is strong and durable, but is also translucent and able to be shaded to match the color of your surrounding teeth. As a result, this is the most lifelike option available. Now, since the side and rear teeth must endure greater bite forces and pressure, a more substantial restoration is required. By combining porcelain to metal, we can offer a stronger repair that still blends with your smile.

Creating and Placing Crowns

When placed, they can lengthen a worn-down tooth or repair any cracks or chips. We can treat advanced cases of tooth decay, and treat infections by completing a root canal procedure. For those with missing teeth, we can anchor a dental bridge in place or complete a single tooth dental implant. We can also offer cosmetic improvements, reshaping malformed teeth or masking stains.

To create and place one, we must first remove a little structure from the tooth and take detailed impressions. The impressions enable our team to design and create them. During the second visit, we will check the fit and place them with a powerful bonding agent.

Preserving Your Restorations

With routine care and attention, your crown has the potential to last for several decades. However, since the tooth they’re attached to is still susceptible to decay, infection, or gum disease, you need to maintain good oral hygiene. You should brush twice daily and always floss before going to sleep. Taking time to see us for checkups and cleanings is also beneficial, as is avoiding tobacco products and cutting back on sugary foods and drinks. These actions help protect your smile’s health, and also ensures your newly repaired tooth continues to look bright and beautiful. If you have any questions about our custom-made dental restorations, or if you have an aching or damaged tooth, then please see us right away so we can return your smile to optimal function, health, and beauty.

Does Your Smile Need Treatment?

If a tooth become cracked or chipped, then you may need a crown to avoid serious complications, such as an infected or lost tooth. To learn more about our custom-made and lifelike dental restorations, then schedule a consultation by calling our dentist’s office in Mansfield, TX, today at 817-473-6227.