When a tooth sustains damage too severe for bonding repair, or develops tooth decay too advanced for a filling, then we can provide a lifelike restoration. A dental crown is a durable and lifelike option, one that can last for decades to come. In today’s blog, your Woodland Hills, CA, dentist will discuss natural-looking restorations.
What materials do we use to create a dental crown? For the front facing ones, we may use ceramic. This is a strong material, and one that is translucent like enamel. We also color-match it to blend with the rest of the smile. This is the most lifelike option. However, since the rear and side teeth undergo more severe bite forces and pressures, we need strong materials. We could use porcelain-fused-to-metal and zirconia, both of which offer the durability of metal restorations, with the natural appearance of ceramic. We want you to enjoy better oral health and bite function, but always feel eager to show off your smile too!
Creating and Placing Them
To create them, we first start with a little local anesthetic so you’re comfortable as we gently remove structure from the tooth to make room for them. We then take detailed digital images of the tooth, and use them to create a 3D computer model. In a lab, we use this to design and craft them. The finished product is then attached to the tooth with a powerful bonding agent. This could take one to two visits, and can help correct a number of uses that would otherwise threaten the stability, health, and beauty of your smile.
Benefits for Your Smile
A dental crown covers the entire visible portion of a tooth, which means it can address cosmetic and restorative issues. For example, we can repair cracked or chipped teeth, or lengthen ones worn down by teeth grinding. We can address more severe cavities or even complete a root canal if you have an infected tooth. We can reshape malformed teeth and, in the process, mask teeth stains too. Placement could also improve bite balance and function, and could even replace missing teeth! Crowns support not only dental bridges, bhut also restore single tooth dental implants as well.
If you have any questions about how we return smiles to optimal health, function, and beauty with a custom-made dental restoration, then contact our team today to learn more. Let’s transform your smile with restorative dental care!
Your Woodland Hills, CA Dentist Places Dental Crowns
When a tooth needs to be repaired, we can offer a lifelike and durable option. If you would like to find out about our approach to restorative dentistry, or schedule a visit, then contact your Woodland Hills, CA dentist, Dr. Naminik, by calling 818-347-5124.