When you have a painful ache or damage to your tooth, you may need a dental restoration to improve function, health, and beauty. Our team can craft a custom one for your smile! In today’s blog, your Newhall, CA, dentist talks about how we design and fabricate a custom porcelain dental crown.
When Teeth Need a Crown
A dental crown can be used to address problems too severe for a dental filling or dental bonding, restoring the health, function, and beauty of a small. For example, we can treat advanced tooth decay, or complete a root canal for an infected tooth. Our team can lengthen worn down teeth and repair chips, cracks, and breakage. We can use them to reshape malformed teeth, and to mask severe discoloration at the same time. Placement can also address missing teeth too! We can employ one to two to support a dental bridge for one to the missing teeth in a row. They also restore a single tooth dental implant too.
Full and Partial Crowns
We have three different options. A full crown covers the entire visible portion of a tooth, everything above the gum line. Partial crowns address issues too severe for a filling, but that don’t require a complete crown either. The inlay fits in between the cusps on top of the teeth, while the onlay fits over the cusps. To create them, we will first numb the tooth and remove structure from it gently. We take detailed digital images of the prepared tooth, and use them in a lab setting to design and craft the finished product. When ready, you will return to the office so we can attach it with a powerful bonding agent. Without proper care and attention, they can last for years to come!
When possible, we like to use lifelike materials to ensure the finished product looks great and blends with your smile seamlessly. Often, we opt for all-porcine. Dental porcelain is translucent like natural enamel, and can be color-matched to blend with the rest of the smile seamlessly. The material can also absorb daily bite forces and pressures, and provide a durable chewing surface. We usually reserve these for the front facing teeth, and use zirconia and porcelain-fused-to-metal, which are more durable, for the side and rear teeth. If you have any questions about how we restore and repair a tooth, then contact our team today.
Talk To Your Newhall, CA Dentist About Custom Dental Restorations
We would like to help you smile with confidence and avoid discomfort. If you would like to learn more about the creation and placement of a custom restoration, then contact your Newhall, CA, dentist, Dr. Tajik, by calling (661) 259-7760.