While a filling is often the optimal choice to treat a cavity, and dental bonding offers minor repair for chipped teeth, what if a tooth needs a substantial repair? With a dental crown, your Olathe, KS, dentists can restore serious issues with your tooth, offering a lifelike repair in as little as two visits. When should you see us for one, and how do we create them?
Restorative Capabilities of a Crown
A dental crown addresses the entire visible structure of your tooth, everything above the gum line. Which means we can use them to correct a host of both cosmetic and restorative concerns, and even aid the application or restoration of dental prosthetics. For example, we can reshape malformed teeth and in the process, masks serious discoloration too. Placement often repairs serious cracks or breakage, and lengthens the teeth worn down due to chronic teeth grinding or injury. We help treat advanced tooth decay and infection by completing a root canal procedure too. For those with missing teeth, dental crowns help secure a dental bridge, and could restore the visible portion of an individual dental implant.
Creating Your Lifelike Restoration
The key to their success is the custom-made aspect. Once placed, they restore a tooth without causing discomfort or upsetting the balance of your bite. To achieve this, we first remove structure from the tooth receiving one. After taking a series of images and measurements, we then design and craft the final product in a dental lab setting. We use a host of materials, some stronger than others, to craft the restoration. For the front-facing teeth, we may use lifelike all-porcelain. For the side and rear teeth, which endures greater bite forces, we opt for zirconia or porcelain-fused-to-metal. These materials can all be tinted to blend with the rest of your smile, and also absorb daily bite forces and pressure.
When you return to the office for your second visit, we will check the fit and then place the final crown with a powerful bonding agent. With proper care and attention, your new restoration could last for many years to come. Keeping them strong involves daily brushing and flossing, routine checkup and cleaning visits, and a healthier diet too. If you have any questions about our lifelike repair options, then contact our team today. We want to see you and help make 2021 the year you obtain your best smile!
Do You Have Questions About Restorative Care?
We want to help return your smile to full function, health, and beauty with our lifelike restorations. For more information on restoring your smile or to schedule a dental consultation, call E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-210-1701. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, and all surrounding communities.