How Does A Crown Fix A Tooth?

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If you have a damaged portion of your smile, or if a tooth has developed serious oral health issues, then you have a dental emergency that could require a restoration to avoid worsening discomfort or even the loss of your tooth. Fortunately, your El Paso, TX, dentists can create modern and durable crowns from lifelike materials, such as ceramic. How does a crown fix a tooth?

Restorative Improvement

The crown covers everything above the gum line, which means we can address a whole host of serious concerns, including dental emergencies, such as chipped, cracked, and broken teeth. We could also address pain caused by advanced cases of tooth decay, or as a result of an infection or abscess. Placement has also been able to correct the loss of one or more teeth. For example, we could use them to anchor a custom-made dental bridge into place, replacing between one and three lost teeth, or to restore a single-tooth dental implant and provide a longer-lasting solution.

Addressing Cosmetic Issues

If you have severely damaged teeth, or one that is malformed naturally, we could alter the appearance instantly by placing a dental crown. We could also help close unsightly gaps between the teeth, or even lengthen teeth that have been damaged and worn-down due to teeth grinding, also known as bruxism. At the same time, if you also happen to have permanent teeth stains, the kind that form beneath the enamel and may into respond to teeth whitening, we could mask them in the placement process. We also address permanent teeth stains with dental bonding and porcelain veneers.

Creating and Placing Your Restorations

How do we create and place a lifelike restoration? The process starts with the dentist removing structure from the tooth and then taking detailed images and impressions. We use the images we gather to design and fabricate the restoration. The ceramic we use is translucent like tooth enamel, and we can shade it to better blend with surrounding teeth. The material is also durable, able to absorb bite forces and provide a stable and dependable chewing surface.
After we create it, you will return for a second visit so we can check the fit, make any necessary adjustments, and then place it with a powerful bonding agent. Proper care and attention, including daily brushing and flossing and routine checkups and cleanings, could help it stay in place for decades to come!


At Sunny Smiles in El Paso, TX, wants to help you maintain optimal oral health with custom-made dental restorations. To learn more about restoring your smile, then contact your El Paso, TX, dentists at Sunny Smiles on Dyer Street by calling 915-859-7000.