When a patient needs a filling, we provide a metal-free option that blends with the smile. For those in need of more substantial repair, such as a crown placement, we again take steps to ensure a lifelike appearance. In today’s blog, your Mansfield, TX, dentists explain how we create and place a crown created from strong and lifelike porcelain.
When Does My Smile Need One?
A dental crown covers the visible portion of the tooth, offering cosmetic and restorative improvement for a number of different oral health concerns. For example, placement could provide repair for advanced cases of tooth decay, or complete a root canal treatment for an infected tooth. We can lengthen worn down teeth, fix chips and cracks, and even reshape a malformed tooth. For those with missing teeth, crowns can secure a dental bridge or even restore a single tooth dental implant to return smiles to optimal beauty, function, and health.
Creating a Lifelike Restoration
To create one, we start by removing structure from the tooth. Next, we take impressions, images, and measurements of the prepared tooth or teeth, which we use to design and then craft the porcelain restoration. Each one is custom-made to ensure a comfortable fit, proper bite balance, and of course, a natural appearance. Porcelain is stain-resistant and translucent like tooth enamel, so can shade them to match the color of your surrounding teeth. The material is also durable, able to absorb serious bite forces and pressures.
Placement and Maintenance
Once we complete the crown, you will return to the office so we can place it with a bonding agent. With proper care and attention, they can stay in place for decades. Since the tooth the restoration is attached is still vulnerable to decay, infection, or gum disease, proper homecare and routine visits are a must. You should brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes and then floss before going to bed. See us every six months so we can perform a routine exam and then clean the teeth, removing plaque buildup. These steps help control the factors behind tooth decay and gum disease, protecting your natural teeth and your newly repaired ones as well. If you have any questions about restoring or repairing your smile, then please contact our team today to schedule a consultation.
Does Your Smile Need Repair?
If you develop a damaged tooth, or notice persistent pain or sensitivity, then your tooth likely needs treatment or a restoration. We can see you before the holiday season starts, helping you enjoy a stronger and more lifelike smile before your next big event or party! If you would like to schedule a consultation, then call Mansfield Dental Associates at 817-473-6227.