We’ve recently discussed how we often treat tooth decay using a lifelike dental filling. But what if your smile requires more than a filling to repair damage or address cavities? In order to help restore smiles in El Paso, TX, we may need to create and place a crown. Fortunately, we can craft them from lifelike materials, ensuring they blend with your smile!
The Warning Signs of Trouble
If you sustain an injury, but no damage is visible, consider scheduling a visit, as dental fractures could be nearly invisible to the naked eye. Chipped or broken teeth are also cause for concern. If you begin to experience persistent pain or sensitivity on one or more of your teeth, let us know. Damage could lead to decay and infection, and pain could point to the presence of a cavity. We will examine your smile and choose the best possible treatment option. If you attend routine six month checkup and cleaning visits, then we can monitor your smile and uncover issues that require treatment in the early stages, often before you experience aches or sensitivity.
Our Lifelike Treatment Option
A crown covers the entire visible portion of your tooth. We can create them from ceramic, a strong material that can be shaded to blend with the surrounding teeth. They can absorb serious bite forces and with proper care and attention, could last decades. If you have a tooth that requires one, we will remove a small amount of outer structure and take detailed impressions, which we use to design and craft the new restoration. Once ready, we will place the restoration with a powerful bonding agent. The crown can be used to repair chips and cracks, address cavities and infection, and reshape malformed or misshapen teeth. We can lengthen worn down teeth and even anchor dental bridges in place. If you’re receiving a dental implant, we may use a crown to complete the new tooth.
Preserving Your Crown
The same care that preserves your natural teeth can help keep your restoration strong and bright. Your whole smile benefits from daily brushing once when you wake up and again before bed. You also need to floss before going to sleep. Cutting back on sugary foods and drinks will be helpful, as will routine checkups and cleanings every six months. If you have any questions about repairing and restoring smiles, then contact our team today.
SUNNY SMILES IN EL PASO IMPROVES SMILE BEAUTY
Our Sunny Smiles team is ready to restore your smile’s health, beauty, and function. To learn more about the our approach to lifelike and custom-made dental restorations, please call our East El Paso location on N. Zaragoza Road at 915-849-9000!