When you have a damaged tooth or one that is severely decayed, the we may help with a dental crown. Each one is custom-made for your smile and can help prevent major complications. In today’s blog, your Austin, MN, dentists talk about repairing teeth with a dental crown.
When You Need a Restoration
A dental crown is a full restoration that covers the entire visible portion of a tooth, everything above the gum line. That allows the restoration to correct an array of both restorative and cosmetic problems, restoring function, health, and beauty to the smile. For example, our team can create one to repair cracked, broken, or chipped teeth. Placement could lengthen worn down teeth and even reshape malformed ones too. We could use them to improve bite balance and chewing function, and to also mask permanent teeth stains. For those with one or more missing teeth, we could employ them to secure a dental bridge, or to restore a single tooth dental implant.
Creating a Dental Crown
Each one we create is custom-made for your smile, ensuring a proper fit and quality repair. When possible, we can even use lifelike materials like ceramic or zirconia, which we can shade to blend with your smile seamlessly. The process starts with our team numbing the smile and then removing structure from the tooth to make room for the restoration. Next, we take detailed digital images, which we use to help design and craft the finished product. When the crown is ready, we will attach it to the tooth with a powerful bonding agent. The crown could stay in place and offer quality repair for years to come!
Preserving Your Smile
With proper care and attention, your restoration could last for years to come and you could also safeguard your natural teeth too. For example, you should start the day and end it by brushing your teeth for two minutes, using a fluoride toothpaste when you do. Be sure you eat a healthy diet too, cutting back on sugary foods and drinks. Try to be tobacco free too! These actions help limit the risk of issues that could threaten a tooth or restoration, like decay, infection, or gum disease. We also suggest seeing our team for a checkup and cleaning every six months!
If you have any questions about dental crowns, or about how to protect teeth from serious oral health issues, then contact our team today to learn more.
Do You Have Questions About Repairing Smiles?
Our team wants to help restore the health, function, and beauty of your tooth with a dental restoration. To schedule your next dental appointment with the Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic, contact our Austin, MN dental office today by calling 507-437-6312.