How Do Crowns Fix A Tooth?

If you have a broken or cracked tooth, then you have an increased risk of tooth decay and infection. The same goes for a tooth that already aches, as this could mean a cavity has already formed. In order to fix a tooth, your Woodland Hills, CA, dentist may suggest crafting and placing a custom-made and lifelike dental crown.

Creating and Placing One

Each one will be custom-made, which not only ensures a comfortable fit, but provides a restoration that can absorb bite forces and withstand everyday pressures. We start by carefully examining the tooth to assess the damage or severity of the oral health concerns. If we decide a crown is necessary, we will remove structure from it and then take detailed impressions and measurements. Next, we use the information we gathered to design the restoration and create it. The next step involves the patient returning to the office so we can place the restoration with a powerful bonding agent.

Will They Look Natural?

Placement can be used to repair advanced cases of tooth decay and even complete a root canal for people with an infected to abscessed tooth. They can lengthen worn down teeth and repair major cracks and chips as well. We can reshape malformed teeth, help close gaps between teeth, and even restore a single tooth dental implant! We also address tooth loss by anchoring a bridge in place as well. To ensure a natural appearance, we may opt for all ceramic. This material is stain-resistant and can be shaded to match the color of surrounding teeth. The material can also absorb serious bite forces and pressure as well. We want your newly repaired tooth to look completely natural!

Keeping Them Whole

To ensure your new repairs last for decades to come, we suggest routine care. The teeth the restoration is attached to are still susceptible to decay and infection, so brushing and flossing daily is vital. You also need to attend routine checkup and cleaning visits every six months, so we can remove plaque to stave of tooth decay and gum disease, and watch for any signs of trouble. If you would like to learn more about repairing smiles, or about creating a lifelike restoration to help replace a tooth, then contact our team today.

Do You Have Questions About Crowns?

If you would like to seek a repair that looks natural and protects your smile, then let our team know. We can provide lifelike repairs that keep your smile healthy and whole for years to come. For more information on our restorative treatment options, please schedule a consultation by calling Woodland Hills Dental Arts in Woodland Hills, CA today at 818-347-5124. We also proudly welcome patients from Thousand Oaks, Westlake, and all surrounding communities.