How Dental Crowns Strengthen Your Smile

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When you have a tooth worn down or damaged, or one that develops tooth decay or infection, then our team can offer a dental restoration. With a full dental crown, we can restore your smile and offer lifelike results too. In today’s blog, your Austin, MN, dentist talks about the benefits of our dental crowns.

The Need for a Custom Dental Repair

When does your smile need one or more dental crowns? These restorations can address more substantial issues, such as cracked, brown, or overly worn-down teeth. We can also address cavities too severe for a filling, or complete a root canal for an infected tooth. Placement could also improve bite balance and chewing function for some. If you have misshapen teeth, we can correct them. If you have missing teeth, then one or two could be used to support a dental bridge, and one could be used to complete a single tooth dental implant.

How We Create and Place One

Each one we create will be custom-made for your smile, ensuring a proper and comfortable fit and a lifelike appearance. To get started, we will carefully examine your smile and then if we decide a crown is needed, we will numb the tooth being treated and remove structure to make room for your new restoration. Once we do, we will take detailed images and measurements to create a 3D impression, one that is used in a lab setting to design and craft your finished crown. We then check the fit and if needed, make some final adjustments to ensure an optimal fit. We then attach the restoration with a powerful bonding agent, the same we use to secure bridges in place. You now have a restoration that is strong and durable, and can last for years to come!

The Lifelike Materials We Use

When possible, we want to opt for a more lifelike appearance, so you never hesitate to show off your smile. For example, the front facing teeth could receive all-porcelain, the most lifelike option we have. We color match this to blend with your smile. Since the side and rear teeth must endure greater bite forces and pressures, we could use zirconia or porcelain-fused-to-metal, which can also be shaded to blend with the smile. If you have any questions about how we design and place crowns that look natural, or if you have an aching or damaged tooth, then contact our team today to learn more.

Do You Have Questions About Our Custom Repairs?

We can provide a dental repair that fits your smile and offers better esthetics, so you can smile with confidence and enjoy a healthy smile again! To schedule an appointment for custom treatment with Potach & Mitchell in Austin, MN, call 507-437-6312.