When a case of tooth decay is too severe for a filling, or a tooth is too damaged for a bonding procedure, we may suggest a more substantial restoration. In today’s blog, your Kansas City, MO, dentist talks about how we restore smiles with dental crowns and help people avoid oral health complications.
When Your Need a Dental Crown
Since the completed restoration covers the entire visible portion of your tooth, we can use them to address an array of cosmetic and restorative concerns. For example, we can repair chipped, cracked, or worn down teeth, and reshape malformed or misshapen ones too. Placement could help fill gaps between teeth, and improve the balance of your bite. You could enjoy improved chewing function, and also secure a bridge or restore a dental implant as part of a prosthetic placement. Whether you have a damaged or missing tooth, these restorations can help.
Crafting Your Custom Crown
There is no one-size-fits-all approach, as every smile is different and we want to ensure good bite balance. Each one is custom-made for your smile. To begin, we will administer a local anesthetic to help you comfortable as we gently remove outer structure from the outside of the tooth. Next, we take detailed images and measurements of the prepared teeth, which we use in a lab setting to help design and craft the finished dental crown. We often craft them from materials like ceramic, which are metal-free and color-matched to blend with the teeth. When possible, we want to offer a lifelike appearance with our custom restorations!
Protecting Your Smile
To help them last for many years to come, and to also protect natural teeth from issues like tooth decay and gum disease, you should maintain good oral health. This includes brushing your teeth twice a day each day, and also flossing every evening. You should also avoid tobacco products and when possible, select healthy food and snack options. Be sure to also schedule a checkup and cleaning visit every six months too, so we can keep a close eye on your oral health and also remove harmful plaque and tartar buildup. If you have any questions about how we help restore your smile to optimal health, function, and beauty, then contact our team today. We would love to help enjoy better oral health and a more attractive smile in 2022.
Talk To Your Kansas City, MO Dentist About Restorative Dentistry
If you have any questions about our custom-made dental restorations. If you would like to learn more about our restorative and cosmetic dental services, contact your Kansas City, MO, dentist, Dr. Murphy, by calling (816) 531-8000.