Taking care of our teeth is usually rewarded with trouble-free dental visits. But even the most fastidious patient can experience a broken tooth or a dental problem with the best treatment resulting in dental crowns.
There are many wonderful options available today to repair teeth without leaving the telltale signs that you have had dental work done. Gold or metal are no longer the only choices for a dental crown. With the option of porcelain being added to a metal crown to give it a more natural appearance or the placement of an all porcelain crown to give a beautiful translucence to a tooth in your smile line, your dentist has an array of options to fit your budget and dental needs.
Maintaining great dental health is important, and in addition to your own good dental hygiene routine, a professional cleaning twice per year along with a dental exam will guarantee the best dental health available.
For a tooth that has been repaired due to dental decay more than once and is in imminent danger of breaking with additional repair, your dentist might suggest a porcelain onlay to protect the biting surface that absorbs most of the pressure from chewing. For decay in between teeth or near the gum line, a porcelain inlay might work best.
Once it has been determined which restoration is best for you, your dentist will prepare the tooth by removing enough of the tooth to allow for the best fit based on the procedure. An impression will be taken that will be sent to the dental lab for fabrication of your new dental crown. Your final restoration will be made to match the shape and shade of the surrounding teeth making it virtually undetectable.
On your second dental visit, the crown is temporarily placed to make sure it fits comfortably. Your dentist is able to make adjustments to your crown at chairside to make sure of a perfect fit and that you are totally satisfied with its appearance.
After you and your dental provider are pleased with the result, the dental crown is permanently cemented in place, and polished to match the surrounding teeth.
Your new crown does not require any special care. Flossing daily will keep the gum tissue healthy, and brushing twice per day will help keep your new dental crown looking great. Maintaining great dental health is important, and in addition to your own good dental hygiene routine, a professional cleaning twice per year along with a dental exam will guarantee the best dental health available.
Contact our experienced dental team at Ora Dental Studio, serving Chicago IL, to learn more about your options. Call 312-328-9007 to schedule your visit.