In addition to our tooth-colored composite resin fillings, we can also address more serious restorative and cosmetic concerns with a dental crown. Using lifelike and often metal-free materials, we can offer results that blend with your smile. In today’s blog, your Woodland Hills, CA, dentist talks about creating lifelike dental crowns.
Creating a Dental Crown
A dental crown is always custom-made for our patients. To begin, we will numb the tooth so we can comfortably remove structure from it. Once we do, we will take detailed digital images to create a 3D computer impression. Using this impression, we will design and craft the finished product in a lab setting. When the crown is complete, you will return to the office. We will attach the crown with a powerful bonding agent to keep it in place. Your restoration could help improve the health, function, and beauty of your smile.
Benefits for Your Smile
We can place them to treat cases of tooth decay too severe for a filling. If a tooth is infected or abscessed, we can use them to complete a root canal procedure to protect the remaining tooth structure. Our team could employ them to repair cracked, chipped, or broken teeth. They’ve even been used to address misshapen or malformed teeth too, providing cosmetic results. If you have missing teeth, we’ve used them to support a dental bridge to address minor tooth loss, or to restore a single tooth dental implant. We use durable materials that can absorb daily bite forces with ease, soon you can eat your favorite foods without worry.
Lifelike and Durable Materials
What about the materials we use? For the front facing teeth, we often use all porcelain. This material is durable and translucent like tooth enamel. We can shade it to blend with the smile seamlessly. The side and rear teeth must endure greater bite forces and pressure, so we need a more durable option. We may use porcelain-fused-to-metal or zirconia, which can ensure greater bite forces but can again be shaded to blend with the smile seamlessly, so you never hesitate to show off your smile when you laugh or pose for a picture.
If you have any questions about how we treat missing teeth or repair damaged ones, then contact our team today to learn more. Now is a great time to see us for treatment, as we can offer results before the holiday season is in full swing, and before your 2022 dental benefits expire.
Talk to Your Woodland Hills, CA Dentist About Restoring Your Smile
If you would like to talk more about addressing serious issues with your smile, let us know! If you would like to find out more about our dental restorations, then contact your Woodland Hills, CA dentist, Dr. Naminik, by calling 818-347-5124.