When a tooth requires restoration, whether due to damage or decay, we can help with a lifelike dental crown. We custom-make our restorations to ensure a natural appearance and comfortable fit. How do we create our crowns? What should you expect from the process, and the results?
Frequently Asked Questions About Crowns
Question: How do you create a crown?
Answer: We first need to prepare the tooth. We will remove a small amount of tooth structure and then take detailed impressions of the tooth. The impressions will be used to design and then fabricate the restoration. Once complete, we can place the crown onto the tooth with a powerful bonding agent. The entire process only takes about two visits.
Question: What materials will you use?
Answer: We can use a variety of lifelike materials. In many cases, we will use ceramic, which is stain resistant and can be shaded to blend with surrounding teeth. We can also use zirconia or combine porcelain with metal for a more powerful restoration that can withstand greater bite forces and pressure, especially on the molars in the rear of the mouth.
Question: What problems can crowns address?
Answer: We can use them to repair decayed or infected teeth, fix cracked or chipped teeth, and lengthen worn down teeth. We can reshape malformed teeth, mask teeth stains, and also anchor a dental bridge in place. We can also restore a single tooth dental implant.
Question: How do I keep my restoration strong?
Answer: You should always brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each session. We also recommend flossing every night. A checkup and cleaning every six months ca allow us to monitor your new dental crown and to also remove plaque buildup, ensuring the new restoration stays strong and lasts for many years to come.
Do You Need a Crown?
Dr. George at Plano Dental Loft can provide strong and dependable repair to improve the health and beauty of your smile. To schedule an appointment with Dr. George at Plano Dental Loft, contact us today by calling our office at 469-269-6190.