When you have a tooth that is cracked or chipped, or suffers from a serious case of tooth decay, then you may need a dental crown. In today’s blog, your Austin, MN, dentists talk about how we design and craft these restorations, and how we help ensure they offer a lifelike appearance and long-lasting repair.
When Your Smile May Need One
A dental crown covers the entire visible portion of each tooth, which means they can address a wide array of restorative issues, and even offer cosmetic improvement too. Placement could allow our team to treat an advanced case of tooth decay and complete a root canal to address an infected tooth. We also fix chips and cracks, and lengthen worn down teeth for those who grind their teeth. Crowns have also reshape malformed teeth, mask teeth stains, and even aided in tooth replacement securing bridges or restoring a dental implant. If you have issues with the health and appearance of your smile, we can help with a crown designed and custom-made for your smile.
Designing and Placing Your Restoration
Each one is custom-made, as this offers a balanced bite and a comfortable fit, while also improving overall esthetics too. To begin, we will administer a local anesthetic to ensure you feel comfortable. We then remove outer structure to make room for repair. Afterward, detailed images and measurements will be taken with digital scanning technology. The information allows us to design and create your crown in a lab setting. When you return for a second visit, we will check the fit and make any necessary adjustments before attaching the restoration with a powerful bonding agent. In as little as two visits, we can restore your tooth and safeguard your smile! We could use materials like porcelain or porcelain-fused-to-metal, as these materials absorb daily bite forces and can be shaded to blend with your smile seamlessly.
Protecting Your Smile
To ensure your new restoration is ready to last, and to prevent issues that may require other restoration placement, you should maintain good oral hygiene. Which means brushing two a day for two minutes using a fluoride toothpaste, and also flossing every evening. You should cut back on sugar foods and drinks, and also contact our team to schedule a checkup and cleaning visit. If you have any questions about how we improve the overall health and function of your smile with a lifelike dental crown, then contact our team today.
Talk To Your Austin, MN Dentist About Dental Restorations
We want to help you enjoy a functional and healthy smile with a lifelike dental restoration. To find out more about how we repair your smile, contact your Austin, MN, dentists, Dr. Potach and Dr. Mitchell, by calling 507-437-6312.