In our previous blog, we looked at how dental fillings stop tooth decay and restore smiles in one visit. In today’s, we would like to shift focus to dental crowns. These durable and lifelike restorations offer patients in Albuquerque, NM, a number of cosmetic and restorative benefits. How do crowns repair smiles? What does creating and placing them involve?
Creating them involves first preparing the teeth and receiving them. We need to remove a small section of tooth structure to make room for them. Afterward, we take detailed impressions of the prepared tooth, which will be used in the design and fabrication process. At a dental lab, an expert ceramist will create them using the materials we recommend. In most cases, we opt for ceramic, as the material is not only strong and durable but also stain-resistant and the shade can be altered to match the surrounding teeth in your smile. Once we complete the restoration, you will return to the office so we can place your new restoration with a powerful bonding material.
Since the crown covers the entire visible portion of a tooth, we can use them to address cracked, chipped, or broken teeth. They also lengthen worn-down teeth and offer a solution for advanced tooth decay or dental infection. Placement helps reshape malformed teeth and also aid in addressing gaps between them. We’ve also placed them to assist in tooth replacement, anchoring a dental bridge in place, or even completing the visible portion of a single tooth dental implant.
Once you receive one, proper care and attention can help ensure it lasts for many years to come. Like the rest of your teeth, they benefit from routine homecare, which safeguards them from infection or periodontal troubles. You should brush your teeth twice each day for two minutes. We also suggest flossing before going to bed as well. Try to cut back on sugary foods and drinks and avoid smoking or tobacco use. Be sure you see us every six months for a checkup and cleaning, so we can monitor your smile (new restoration included) and then remove the plaque buildup that could threaten your oral health. If you have any questions about our dental crowns, or if you feel your smile needs repair, then contact our team today.
At Snow Park Dental, Dr. Mark A. Miller and our team create natural-looking and durable restorations to improve your smile. Talk to our team today about our dental restorations. Contact us today at (505) 299-2979 to schedule a consultation at our Albuquerque, NM, office. We welcome patients and families from Rio Rancho, Tijeras, Los Lunas, and all surrounding communities.
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