When you have a tooth that is cracked or chipped, or decayed or infected, then you need a restoration. For one that looks natural, we can place custom ceramic crowns. In today’s blog, your Columbia, TN, dentist talks about how we create and place custom crowns to restore your smile.
The Reasons to Consider a Restoration
A dental crown is a full restoration, one that can address a number of both cosmetic and restorative concerns, returning your smile to optimal health, function, and beauty again. Since the restoration covers the entire visible portion of your tooth, we can use it to address severe tooth decay, or treat infection by completing a root canal. Our team can repair minor chips and cracks, and serious breakage too. Placement can reshape malformed teeth and also improve overall bite balance and chewing function too. Placement has also aided in tooth replacement, securing a bridge or restoring a single tooth dental implant.
Creating and Placing Them
To begin, our team will carefully examine your smile with digital x-rays and intraoral cameras to plan the restoration. Next, we will numb the tooth being treated and remove structure from it gently and carefully. We gather detailed images and measurements of the tooth to design and craft the crown in a lab setting. They may be made from ceramic, which can be shaded to blend with the smile and offer a lifelike appearance. The material can also handle daily bite forces with ease and offer a durable chewing surface. When the finished product is ready, we will check the fit and make any last minute adjustments before we attach the crown with a powerful bonding agent.
Preventing the Need for Repair
With good oral hygiene habits, you can keep your restoration strong and durable and also protect your natural teeth from issues like tooth decay, infection, and gum disease too. You should take time to brush for two minutes when you wake up and then again before going to bed. You should floss every evening before brushing that second time too. Be sure you see us for checkups and cleanings every six months, so we can keep an eye on your smile and your new restoration, and also remove harmful plaque and tartar buildup to protect teeth from cavities. Be sure to avoid tobacco products and cut back on sugar in your diet too!
If you have any questions about our custom dental crowns, then please contact our team today to learn more!
Talk To Creekside Family Dentistry About Transforming Your Smile
We would like to help you repair your smile with lifelike results. Give us a call at Creekside Family Dentistry in Columbia, TN at (931) 388-3384 for more information or to schedule an appointment!