We offer far more than a dental filling to repair teeth with damage or issues like cavities. In order to provide a more lifelike and long-lasting solution, one that matches the dimensions and shade of your teeth, we may suggest a crown. In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist will talk about the benefits of a dental crown, and when you need to see our team for repair.
When Does a Smile Benefit from a Crown?
Since these restorations cover everything from the gum line up, we can use them to correct a wide array of cosmetic and restorative concerns. For example, we may employ them to repair minor and severe chips and cracks in the tooth, and to restore cases of tooth decay or dental infection. Our team could also correct issues with the shape and color of a tooth, and in cases of tooth loss, secure a dental bridge or even restore an individual dental implant.
Creating Custom Restorations
First, our team will need to remove structure from them to make room for the new restoration. Next, we use advanced digital imaging technology to create images and measurements with advanced technology. This allows our team to craft them with precision and accuracy. When the crown is ready, you will return to the office and we will place the completed restoration with a powerful bonding agent, which secures them in place for decades to come, provided you continue to brush and floss daily.
What Materials Will We Use?
We use a variety of lifelike materials. For the front-facing teeth, we usually select all-porcelain, a material that mimics the translucent nature of tooth enamel, and one in which we can tint the crown to match the rest of your smile. Since the side and rear teeth must endure great bite forces and pressure, we may suggest a more secure option. Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) and zirconia offer greater strength, while still maintaining a more lifelike appearance, blending with the smile. If you have any questions about repairing your smile, or about the process of creating and placing a custom-made dental crown, then please contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you maintain your best possible smile!
Do You Have Questions About Our Restorative Treatments?
Our team wants to help return your smile to optimal function, beauty, and health with a restoration. We take steps to ensure they not only fit comfortably, but also match your smile! To learn more about our lifelike dental restorations, then please schedule an appointment by calling Peddicord Family Dentistry in Ankeny, IA, today at (515) 963-3339. We also proudly serve patients of all ages who live in Bondurant, Polk City, and all surrounding communities.