A dental crown is a restoration that can help repair your tooth and prevent major complications for your smile. In addition, we can offer a lifelike custom option for your smile! In today’s blog, your Austin, MN, dentists talk about transforming smiles with a custom-made and durable dental crown.
When a Smile Needs Restoration
When should you seek treatment with your dentist? Well, we often offer dental crowns for people with damaged teeth, as even minor racks or chips could lead to decay and infection unless tarted. Speaking of, we can use them to help treat more advanced cases of tooth decay, ones beyond the reach of a filling. For an infected tooth, this can be placed following a root canal treatment. Placement could also help reshape malformed teeth, and improve the overall balance of your smile and your ability to chew properly. For those with missing teeth, we can even use them to secure a dental bridge or restore a single tooth dental implant!
Creating Full and Partial Crowns
There are two different options: full and partial. The full crown covers the entire visible portion of a tooth, addressing an array of serious cosmetic and restorative concerns, and even aiding in the placement of a dental prosthetic. We also have partial options, which address concerns too severe for fillings and bonding, but not severe enough to warrant a full restoration. The inlay fits in between the cusps on top of the teeth, while the onlay fits over them. With all of these options, we strive to use lifelike materials like ceramic or zirconia, which can absorb daily bite forces and also be shaded to blend seamlessly with your smile.
To create one, we will numb the tooth in question and then gently remove structure from it. We take detailed digital images of the tooth, and use these to design the dental crown. When you return for a second visit, we will attach the restoration with a powerful bonding agent.
Taking Steps to Safeguard Your Smile
To help your new restoration last, and to help protect the rest of your smile, you need to practice good oral hygiene habits. At home, be sure you brush and floss daily, and limit how many items high in sugar you consume. Find time to see us for a checkup and cleaning every six months as well. These actions help fight common issues like tooth decay, gingivitis, and even gum disease. If you have any questions, then contact our team today to learn more.
Do You Have Questions About Improving Your Smile?
Our team can offer a lifelike restoration for your smile! To make an appointment with the Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic, contact our Austin, MN dental office today by calling 507-437-6312.