When we see a patient with an advanced case of tooth decay, or with a tooth that is broken or cracked, then we want to restore both the appearance and the function of it. To accomplish this, your Brighton, MA, dentists may suggest a dental crown. Made from all-porcelain, we can create one that looks natural and blends with your smile!
When You May Need a Crown
A dental crown enables our team to handle serious cosmetic and restorative issues with one or more of your teeth. Since the restoration covers the entire visible portion of your tooth, they are often prescribed to repair cracked or chipped teeth, or even lengthen any teeth worn down due to teeth grinding. We can reshape malformed or misshapen teeth too, and even mask permanent teeth stains. If you have severe tooth decay or an infected tooth, then we can complete a root canal and preserve your tooth with one. Finally, if you have lost one or more of your teeth, then we can use them to secure a dental bridge or restore an individual dental implant.
Designing and Fabricating a Restoration
Each one is custom-made, which ensures a proper fit and imbalanced bite. We remove structure from the tooth and then take detailed digital images, which enables us to create a 3D model and design your new restoration. After we craft it in a dental lab setting, then we will have you return for placement. We check the fit, make any necessary adjustments, and then place it with a powerful bonding agent. The porcelain we use is translucent like actual tooth enamel, and can be shaded to blend with the surrounding teeth, ensuring a natural appearance. Porcelain is also stain-resistant, and durable. The material is designed to withstand serious pressure.
Preserving Your Smile
With the right care and attention, your new crown can last for decades to come. To ensure this, you need to practice good oral hygiene to safeguard the tooth against issues like gum disease and cavities. Begin and end each day by brushing your teeth for two minutes, and also floss every night before bed as well. Make time to see us every six months too, so we can keep an eye on your smile to prevent the onset of common oral health issues. If you have any questions about our porcelain crowns, then contact our team today.
Does Your Smile Need a Porcelain Repair?
We want to help return your smile to full function and beauty with a custom-made solution. To learn more about restorative dentistry, then schedule a consultation by calling Brighton Family Dental Group in Brighton, MA, today at (617) 562-5210. We proudly welcome patients from Cambridge, Brookline, and all surrounding communities.