When a tooth becomes broken or fractured, or develops a cavity or infection, then a restoration is needed to repair the tooth and prevent tooth loss. While restorations have been known to be made from metal, we offer our Newhall, CA, patients a lifelike alternative with our porcelain crowns. Find out how our crowns can provide such realistic restoration in today’s blog.
The Lifelike Appearance of Porcelain
Porcelain is not only able to absorb and withstand serious bite forces and pressures, but the material is also translucent, much like natural tooth enamel. We can even shade the material to better match the color of surrounding teeth. The material contains stain-resistant properties, and can offer a restoration that lasts for decades with proper care and attention. We may use porcelain to offer crowns, as well as veneers, inlays, and onlays. They can also secure dental bridges, or restore dental implants.
The Benefits of a Dental Crown
They cover the entire visible portion of your tooth, which means we can use them to offer a number of cosmetic and restorative treatments. For example, we can lengthen worn down teeth and repair cracked and chipped teeth as well. We can address advanced decay and infection, and also reshape malformed or misshapen teeth. For those with missing teeth, we can secure a dental bridge or restore a single tooth dental implant. Of course, they can also mask permanent teeth stains.
Creating and Placing Your Restoration
To create them, we need to start by making room for them. We remove a small amount of structure from the tooth surface, and then take a series of detailed impressions and images. We use this information to design and fabricate them. When you return for a second visit, we can place them and if necessary, make any final adjustments. A powerful bonding agent will anchor the new crown firmly in place, and by brushing, flossing, and seeing us for routine checkups and cleanings, you can help protect your new restoration and natural teeth as well. With proper care and attention, they have the potential to last decades! If you have any questions or concerns about repairing your teeth or if you would like to learn more about our lifelike treatment options, then please contact our team today to schedule a consultation.
Does Your Smile Need a Repair?
If you would like to enjoy a more attractive smile with a strong and lifelike crown, let us know. Whether you have one or more cosmetic and restorative issues that need attention, we may be able to help with a single treatment option. To learn more about how we correct damaged teeth, then please schedule a consultation by calling Newhall Dental Arts in Newhall, CA, today at (661) 259-7760.