When you need more than a filling to restore the function, health, and appearance of your tooth, your Vista, CA, dentist may suggest a dental crown. We use these to address not only damaged teeth, but to also aid in tooth replacement for those with missing teeth! In today’s blog, we’re going to explain how to create and place a full restoration.
Creating Your Crown
Each one we provide will be custom-made. Being made specifically for the patient ensures a comfortable fit, and also a lifelike appearance. We begin by removing a small amount of structure from the tooth, and then we take detailed impressions and measurements. Using the information gathered, we then design and fabricate the restoration. When the patient returns for a second visit, we will place the completed crown and make any necessary adjustments to ensure a proper fit. We also often use the CEREC system to allow us to design and craft a dental crown in only one visit. Finally, we attach it with a powerful bonding agent.
Placement could be used to offer treatment for teeth suffering from advanced tooth decay, and could complete a root canal for those with infected teeth. We provide repair for cracked, chipped, or broken teeth, and also reshape malformed ones too. If you wear down structure due to bruxism (teeth grinding), we can lengthen your tooth as well. For people with minor tooth loss, we can use crowns to secure a dental bridge, and also restore an individual dental implant. Of course, we also address esthetic concerns, like shape and color, too. For the rear teeth, which endure greater bite forces, we may suggest a gold crown. However, if you prefer a more lifelike option, we also have zironcia, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and E-Max. For the front-facing teeth, we have all-porcelain, which is the most lifelike option available.
Maintaining Your New Restoration
Routine care will be needed to ensure they last for years to come, as the teeth we attach them to could still be vulnerable to common issues like gum disease. You should make sure you brush and floss, and that includes your newly restored tooth too. Make time to see us for a checkup and cleaning too, so we can keep a close eye on your whole smile, and also remove plaque and tartar buildup. If you have any questions about restoring your smile and addressing common issues with a lifelike dental crown, then contact our team today.
Our Vista, CA Dentist’s Office Provides Lifelike Crowns
Our Vista, CA dentist’s office wants to help return smiles to full function and beauty with a custom crown. For more information on our durable and long-lasting restorations, then please contact Melrose Dental Arts at 760-724-9117.