When a tooth is severely damaged, or develops tooth decay or infection, then you need a restoration to stop discomfort and prevent tooth loss. To save your tooth, we could place a custom dental crown, often made from lifelike materials. In today’s blog, your Maple Grove, MN, dentist talks about how we create and place custom crowns.
The Necessity for Repairing Smiles
A dental crown is a full restoration that covers the entire visible portion of your outer tooth structure, allowing us to handle an array of minor and severe cosmetic and restorative concerns at once. Since the restoration covers the tooth, we can repair minor and major damage, such as cracks and chips, and even lengthen worn down structures too. We can correct misshapen teeth and improve overall bite balance and chewing function too. Placement has also aided in treating advanced tooth decay or completing a root canal for an infected tooth. Even if you have missing teeth, we can use them to secure a bridge in place or restore a single tooth dental implant!
Creating Your Custom Restoration
Each one is custom-made for your smile. To begin, we will take detailed digital x-rays and intraoral camera images to plan the treatment. We then numb the tooth and remove structure for the tooth to make room for the crown. Our team then takes detailed images of the prepared teeth, which are used in a lab setting to design and fabricate your final restoration. When the crown is ready, we will check the fit and make any necessary adjustments before we attach the completed dental restoration. Once in place, it can stay there for years to come, providing quality repair and restoration.
The Materials We Offer
For the front facing teeth, we may recommend options like all-ceramic, which are very lifelike in appearance and can be shaded to blend with the smile seamlessly too. The side and rear teeth endure greater bite forces and pressures, so we may opt for zirconia or porcelain-fused-to-metal, which again can be shaded to blend with the smile and offer lifelike results. We also have stainless steel and other all-metal options if needed. If you have any questions about how our team will treat your smile with a custom-made crown, or if you have damage or discomfort that need attention, then please reach out to our team today. Now is also a great time to use your remaining 2023 dental insurance benefits before they expire.
Do You Have Questions About Restorative Dentistry?
Our team wants to help you enjoy a full and beautiful smile, with options that blend with surrounding teeth. To learn more about our custom dental repair options, give us a call at Elm Creek Dental in Maple Grove, MN at (763)416-0606.