When you have a tooth that becomes cracked or chipped, or aches due to infection or advanced decay, then you need treatment to restore the tooth. In today’s blog, your El Paso, TX, dentists will explain how our lifelike and modern dental crowns help address common restorative concerns, and ensure your smile continues to look great!
When Do I Need a Crown?
We may suggest the restoration for a number of different reasons, related to both the appearance and function of your smile. For example, we can place one to address a severe case of tooth decay, in which a dental filling may not be enough. We also complete a root canal procedure, allowing the team to treat infections or abscesses. We’ve used them to repair cracked, chipped, or broken teeth, and address issues with one’s shape and color. For people with one or more missing teeth, we can secure a dental bridge or complete a single-tooth dental implant. For these reasons, they often help address dental emergency situations!
Creating and Placing One
We first examine your smile to see if you need one. If so, our team will remove structure from the teeth and take detailed impressions. We use the impressions to then design and craft the restoration. You may be fitted with a temporary, and when you return after a week or two, we can place the final restoration, which is designed to fit comfortably and look natural. Often created with materials like ceramic or zirconia, they can be shaded to match the color of surrounding teeth, and mimicking the translucent appearance of enamel. A powerful bonding agent holds them in place, and with proper care and attention, they can potentially last for decades to come.
Ensuring a Strong and Long-Lasting Restoration
The same steps that help a restoration last could also be beneficial for the overall health of your teeth and gums, keeping tooth decay and gum disease at bay. We suggest starting each day by brushing your teeth for two minutes and doing the same before bed. Each session should last about two minutes and make use of a fluoride toothpaste. You also need to floss thoroughly each night before going to bed. If you have any questions about treating damaged teeth or addressing other emergency situations, then please contact our team today to schedule an appointment.
TALK TO SUNNY SMILES IN EL PASO, TX ABOUT CUSTOM DENTAL CROWNS
At Sunny Smiles in El Paso, TX, our modern dental crowns will help repair and restore your smile to optimal health, function, and beauty. To learn more about repairing issues with you smile, then contact your El Paso, TX, dentists at Sunny Smiles on Dyer Street by calling 915-859-7000.