Creating Lifelike Dental Crowns

Allen, TX, dentist offers dental crowns

In a recent blog, we discussed dental fillings as a way to treat cavities. This is a common restoration that most patients will likely have done at least once. Aside from stopping the progression of decay, another goal for fillings is to ensure they appear lifelike. Creating a natural-looking restoration can help patients feel confident after their smiles have been restored. Your Allen, TX, family dentist also offers dental crowns that can repair a tooth after harm and blend in naturally with their pearly whites.

When This Restoration Is Used

Dental crowns may be used to restore your tooth after injuries, serious decay, or when replacing missing teeth. If you have chipped or cracked a tooth, you know how worrisome this can be. It can cause discomfort and you may worry there is no way to repair it. A crown can be added over the area to fix the damage and protect it from further harm. It’s important that if you injure one of your pearly whites, it is treated as soon as possible to prevent the injury from becoming more severe. If you have worn down teeth due to bruxism, this restoration may be performed after your bruxism has been treated.

This restoration may also be used after treating a deep cavity. In most cases, a simple filling can help treat decay. If the cavity has reached the pulp of your tooth, a root canal may be necessary. This involves removing the damaged pulp to protect your smile. Your tooth may be weakened after this as it has lost some of its vital tissues and nerves. Placing a cap over it can help restrengthen the area and protect it from future harm. Lastly, caps may be used in combination with prosthetic options. For instance, dental implants are a popular way to replace lost teeth. After inserting the post, the crown will be added on top to achieve a lifelike appearance.

Caring For Your Dental Crown

Your cap will be created to fit precisely to your smile. Before creating it, your dentist will examine your smile and take measurements of the area. Then, the lab will craft your custom piece. Depending on where this will be added, it may be made of materials like porcelain, metal, or zirconia, or porcelain-fused-to-metal. These can be matched to your natural pearly whites to blend in smoothly.

You can continue your oral hygiene and other routines as usual after your cap has been placed. Remember to brush and floss twice a day to keep your smile healthy, including the tooth below the crown.

Learn More About Your Options

This restoration can protect your smile after harm. To schedule an appointment with Allen Family Dentistry in Allen, TX, call our team today at 469. 342. 6644.