What Kind Of Crown Will Your Tooth Require?

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A filling offers a solution for most cavities, but what if you have a severe case of tooth decay, or a damaged tooth? Your Vista, CA, dentist may offer custom restoration with a dental crown. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at the various (and often lifelike) materials we use to offer durable restoration for our patients!

The Benefits of a Custom Crown

A custom-made dental crown fits comfortably in your smile, and also provides durable treatment for a variety of esthetic and restorative issues. For example, we can use them to address advanced cases of tooth decay, and also treat infected teeth too. We can lengthen teeth worn down by issues like bruxism (teeth grinding), and repair chips and cracks too. We could reshape malformed teeth, and also mask permanent discoloration too. If you have lost one or more natural teeth, then our team may be able to anchor a custom dental bridge in place, or provide a lifelike restoration for a single tooth-dental implant. But how do we create them, and what materials will we use?

Lifelike Materials

Creating a dental crown starts with preparation. We remove structure from the tooth and then take detailed impressions and measurements of the tooth. Our team then designs and fabricates the crown, and places it with a powerful bonding agent during your second visit.

For the rear and side teeth, which must endure great bite forces, we may use zirconia to create. Not only is this material strong, but it can also be shaded to blend with your smile. For the front-facing teeth, we may use all-ceramic E-Max material, which is designed to not only absorb daily bite forces, but provide a completely lifelike appearance at the same time.

Durable Materials

We also employ materials designed to absorb daily bite forces and endure the constant pressures that tooth enamel successfully withstands. For a more natural appearance, we may combine porcelain and metal with our Porcelain-Fused-To-Metal option. We also have all-metal varieties too, created with gold and reserved for the rear teeth, which endures the greater bite forces. The material we use will depend on the extent of your damage, and where the tooth is located. If you have any questions about creating and placing a custom-made restoration, or if you think you need one, then contact our team today.

Our Vista, CA Dentist’s Office Can Provide Natural-Looking Dental Restorations

Our Vista, CA dentist’s office wants to help you enjoy a strong and healthy smile with our custom restorations, avoiding complications like decay or infection. In addition, we what to take steps to ensure they look completely natural when possible! For more information, please contact Melrose Dental Arts at 760-724-9117.