How Does a Crown Improve Smile Health?

May 14, 2019

If a patient sees us with a chipped tooth, or one suffering from advanced decay or infection, then we may recommend a restoration. To repair smiles in Olathe, KS, we may create and place a custom-made restoration made from a strong and lifelike material. Let’s look at how our custom dental crowns return teeth to full function, health, and beauty, often in just two visits.

The Cosmetic and Restorative Benefits

The crown completely covers the visible parts of a tooth, which enables them to address a wide array of cosmetic and restorative concerns. For example, they repair cracks and chips, and even fix serious breakage. We may use them to lengthen teeth that have become worn down due to teeth grinding, or to help close gaps between teeth. Placement reshapes malformed teeth and addresses cosmetic issues with a tooth’s shape and color. If a patient has a missing tooth, then crowns help secure custom dental bridges and restore single tooth dental implants, completing lifelike prosthetics.

Creating and Placing a Crown

Each one is custom-made to ensure a comfortable fit and lifelike appearance. We begin with preparation, which means removing a small segment of outer tooth structure. Next, we take detailed impressions of the prepared teeth, which we use to design the restoration. When the restoration is complete, the patient returns to the office. We check the fit and if necessary, make final adjustments. Finally, we place it using a powerful bonding agent, which anchors the restoration in place. We may create them from a number of different materials, but when possible, we opt for ceramic, as this material is strong and can be shaded to match teeth and mimics the appearance of tooth enamel.

Preserving Your Smile

Routine care helps ensure your newly repaired tooth is protected from future cases of decay or infection, as well as gum disease. These same steps also help safeguard other natural teeth. You should brush your teeth twice daily, for two minutes each time, and floss thoroughly before going to bed. We suggest avoiding cigarettes and tobacco products, and making time to see us for routine checkups and cleanings every six months. With the right steps, you can help your crown last decades. If you have any questions or concerns about repairing your teeth, or if you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss this process in greater detail, then contact our team today.

Does Your Tooth Need Repair?

If you have questions about our lifelike dental restorations, talk to our team today. For more information on our restorative solutions, then schedule a consultation by calling E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-210-1701. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, Gardner, and all surrounding communities.