When you have a tooth with a cavity or an infection, or one that has become cracked or chipped, then repair is often necessary to prevent major dental complications. To do so, we may suggest creating a restoration, such as a crown or even a veneer. Along with repairing a tooth, we could also help replace a missing one! In today’s blog, your Newhall, CA, dentist will discuss how we create lifelike ones with porcelain.
The Porcelain Material
Porcelain is great for crafting restorations as the material can absorb daily bite forces and pressures, providing a chewing surface. The material is also translucent just like natural enamel, and contains stain-resistant properties to keep the material bright. Finally, we can actually shade the porcelain to blend with the color of surrounding teeth. For some, we may suggest whitening the teeth beforehand to ensure they match the brightest possible color.
Crowns, Inlays, and Onlays
A dental crown is a great way to treat both major cosmetic and restorative issues. A full crown addresses the entire visible portion of each tooth. We could use them to reshape malformed teeth, repair major chips and fractures, and even treat advanced cases of tooth decay. We could complete a root canal too! Eve if you have missing teeth, we could secure a custom-made dental bridge. Partial crowns, known as inlays and onlays, address issues too severe for a filling, but not enough to require a complete restoration. The inlays fit in between the cusps on top of the teeth, while the onlays fit over the cusps.
Veneers are a thin restoration that addresses the esthetics of your teeth. They cover the front and sides of each tooth, allowing us to transform shape and color in as little as two visits. We’ve placed them to mask permanent teeth stains, reshape malformed teeth, and close unsightly gaps and black triangle spaces between the teeth. We can lengthen worn down teeth, and also correct the appearance of minor misalignment, so you have an alternative to braces or aligners.
If you have a dental implant, a porcelain crown could address the physical portion of your tooth. The restoration then restores your ability to eat your favorite foods, and also provides a lifelike appearance. If you have any questions about repairing and restoring your smile with a lifelike material, then contact our team today to learn more. We could love to help you transform your smile.
Do You Have Questions About Our Natural-Looking Crowns?
Newhall Dental wants to help boost the function, health, and beauty of your smile. Contact our Newhall, CA office at (661) 259-7760 to learn more about the process of repairing and restoring your smile with a lifelike and durable restoration.