When you have a tooth that is chipped, or one with a severe case of tooth decay, then you may need a solid and lifelike restoration to improve your smile. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist will explain how we create a crown that looks natural and also transforms the appearance and function of a tooth.
Creating a Crown
Each one is custom-made for your smile. Being created specifically for your smile means a comfortable fit, a lifelike appearance, and better bite balance, preventing complications like TMD or bruxism. To begin, we will examine your smile to assess the cause and extent of your oral health concern. If a crown is the right choice, we will remove structure to make room for one. Then we take detailed digital images and measurements, which we use in a dental lab setting to design and fabricate the finished product. When you return for a second visit approximately two weeks later, we will attach the finished product with a powerful bonding agent. We could also discuss partial options, such as inlays and onlays, which help in cases too severe for a filling, but not severe enough to require a full dental crown.
Ensuring a Lifelike Appearance
We want to offer repair that looks natural. For the front-facing teeth, we could use porcelain, as this option is translucent like enamel and can be color-matched to blend with your smile. The material is also quite durable and strong. For the side of rear teeth, we could use zirconia or porcelain-fused-to-metal, which are stronger and able to handle more severe bite forces and pressure. Regardless, you will be able to smile with confidence following placement!
Cosmetic and Restorative Benefits
For restorative concerns, we could use the restoration to repair cracked, chipped, or worn-down teeth. We can also treat advanced cases of tooth decay and stop an infection. If you have missing teeth, our team can anchor a dental bridge in place or restore a single tooth dental implant. For cosmetic issues, placement could address severe discoloration and reshape malformed or damaged teeth, to improve the beauty and function of your smile. If you have any questions about how we design and create a custom-made restoration, or if you think one could help your smile, then contact our team today. We’re ready to help you obtain your best possible smile in 2021.
Does Your Smile Need a New Restoration?
We want to help you enjoy a healthy and attractive smile with our custom-made dental restorations. For more information on repairing and restoring your smile with a crown or similar dental restoration, or to schedule your appointment with our Des Moines, IA team, contact Gateway Dental Group by calling 515-244-9565 today.