When your tooth sustains damage, or a serious oral health concerns arises, then you may need major repair. In order to transform the visible portion of a tooth, we may recommend a custom-made dental crown. What should our Richfield, MN, patients expect from our lifelike restorations?
Situations That Call for a Crown
A dental crown covers the visible portion of your tooth. As a result, we can use them to address a wide array of cosmetic and restorative concerns. For example, we may prescribe one when encountering advanced tooth decay or infection. They’re repair cracked broken, or fractured teeth as well. Remember, if you damage a tooth, even if said damage appears minor, you should still see us right away for repair. Even minor damage could increase the risk of cavities and infection!
In addition to repair, they also aid in tooth replacement. Placement helps restore single tooth dental implants and anchor a custom dental bridge in place. Not to mention, they improve the shape and color of a tooth as well.
How We Create Them
Each one will be custom-made, but what does this process involve? Typically, we remove a small amount of tooth structure to make room for the crown. We then take detailed impressions. At a dental lab, experts will use these impressions to design and create it. We may recommend an all-porcelain, which offers a lifelike appearance and can be shaded to watch your teeth. We may also opt for zirconia or porcelain-fused-to-metal to offer a more substantial repair, especially for the teeth in the rear and on the sides of the mouth, which must endure greater bite forces.
Placement and Maintenance
After we create them, you will return to the office. We will check the fit and if needed, make adjustments to the fit. We will then place the completed crown using a powerful bonding agent, which secures the restoration. Afterward, routine care will help the restoration remain strong and natural looking. You will need to brush and floss around it, just as you would your natural teeth. With the proper care and attention, your new restoration could potentially last for decades. If you have any questions or concerns, or if you have a tooth in need of repair, then please contact your Richfield, MN, restorative dentist today to discuss treatment. Let’s enjoy optimal oral health in 2019!
Do You Need a Restoration?
We’re ready to help you a healthy and functional smile for many years to come, so don’t ignore discomfort or damage. To learn more about our custom restorations and cosmetic treatments, schedule a consultation with Dr. Keller by calling Cedar West Family Dentistry in Richfield, MN, today at (612) 861-7188.