When a tooth receives an injury beyond the reparative power of a dental filling, a crown can help restore your bite. We create these restorations from the same ceramic material that can match the shade of your smile. This means treating your tooth decay does not need to leave an unsightly presence inside your mouth. By capping the tooth completely above the gum line, you regain the ability to withstand the full force of your bite.
At Sunny Smiles, we focus on both cosmetic and functional effects when placing treatment for severe cavities and tooth infections. By carefully measuring your neighboring teeth, we design a restoration that fits comfortably in your bite.
When Infections And Cavaties Impact Your Smile
When your teeth are healthy, their enamel forms the bright white outer layer you see in a beautiful smile. When physical trauma or severe decay breaks away chunks of this material, your bite misaligns while revealing dentin and the pulp chamber within. Left untreated, this can lead to a painful infection that risks spreading to the rest of your body. To prevent this from happening, we can place a dental crown to restore the appearance and protection of your tooth’s enamel.
Designing Your Custom Restoration
When you visit our practice, we will take images to create a digital impression of your injured tooth. We will make small alterations to its surface to allow the clean attachment of your new restoration. After collecting your measurements, we will send them to a lab that then fabricates your new crown. Modern porcelain materials allow us to shade the new cap to the exact color of your neighboring healthy teeth. This means returning the beauty of your smile while restoring its function in the same procedure. For additional strength, we could design a crown with porcelain-fused-to-metal for injuries to your molars.
Placing Your New Restoration
At a follow-up visit, we will check the fit of your new crown to see that it fits comfortably in your mouth. We can make any necessary adjustments before permanently fixing it to your tooth. A powerful bonding agent ensures that the cap will stay in place for many years to come. By continuing to brush and floss your smile each day, you can preserve your tooth and prevent decay from taking hold of its neighbors. When you visit for routine checkups, we will inspect your restoration to see that it remains in place.
SPEAK WITH YOUR DENTIST AT SUNNY SMILES ABOUT CUSTOM RESTORATIONS
We can help you restore your smile after experiencing a significant injury. Let us know if decay or trauma has affected one of your teeth. To learn more about the process of repairing teeth, please contact our Sunny Smiles location on N Zaragoza Rd in El Paso, TX at (915) 849-9000.