In our previous blog, we talked about how fillings treated cavities for our Olathe, KS, patients. But what if you have more severe cases of decay, or what if your tooth sustains serious damage? In these situations, we may instead opt for a custom-made crown. Fortunately, we can create restorations that blend with your smile!
When Do We Need One?
We may prescribe one to repair a cosmetic or restorative concern. They actually cover the entire visible portion of your tooth. We may prescribe a crown to repair tooth decay or an infection. They’ve addressed cracked, chipped, broken, and worn-down teeth as well. Placement allows our team to restore a single tooth dental implant or to place a custom-made dental bridge. With proper care and attention, they have the potential to last for several years and provide quality tooth repair.
The Materials We Use
We use a number of different materials to create them. For the front facing teeth, we often opt for porcelain. Stain-resistant and durable, porcelain can be shaded to match surrounding tooth structure. They’re a perfect ft for the more visible front facing teeth. The side and rear teeth however must endure more serious bite forces and greater pressure. With that in mind, we offer two different options. Both zirconia and porcelain-fused-to-metal offer greater strength, but also a natural appearance. We will take into account the health of your smile, your smile goals, and the area receiving a restoration when picking the material to create your custom-made dental crown.
Creation and Placement
How do we create them? We begin with preparation, removing a small amount of tooth structure and then taking a detailed impression of your tooth. The impressions allow experts to create the restoration in a dental lab setting. The patient returns for a second visit, during which we check the fit of the completed restoration, make any necessary changes, and then place it using a powerful bonding agent. Afterward, routine care will help ensure a strong and lifelike restoration. You should brush and floss daily, which includes cleaning your new restoration. We also suggest visits every six months for checkups and cleanings, so we can monitor your new crown, as well as the rest of your smile. If you have any questions, or if you think one will improve your smile’s health and appearance, then contact your Olathe, KS, dentist today!
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT CROWNS?
Our team is ready to help restore your smile to optimal heath, function, and appearance. To schedule a consultation by calling E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-764-1018 or 913-353-4213. We also proudly serve patients from Edgerton, Shawnee, Johnson County, and all surrounding communities.