Fillings address cavities, and a root canal is the perfect way to halt an infected tooth. But what about a cracked or chipped tooth, or a tooth with advanced decayed? For a more substantial dental restoration, your Bedford, MA, dentist may create and place a lifelike crown created from a strong and durable porcelain material.
Restoring Damage and Oral Health Issues
Since this restoration covers everything above the gum line, it can address a wide array of cosmetic and restorative concerns! For example, placement could help lengthen teeth worn down by teeth grinding, or repair cracked or chipped teeth. We can close gaps between them, or reshape malformed teeth. Placement has helped treat advanced tooth decay or infected teeth. If you have missing teeth, we can use them to anchor a dental bridge into place or to complete a single tooth dental implant!
Crafting Your Porcelain Restoration
To start, we need to make room for the restoration by removing structure from the tooth and taking a series of detailed impressions and images. Using this information, we design and craft a crown from porcelain. Not only is porcelain strong and durable, able to absorb serious bite forces, but the material can also mimic the translucent nature of tooth enamel and be shaded to match the color of surrounding teeth. When we complete the crown, we will check the fit and make any adjustments before placing it with a powerful bonding agent.
Maintaining Your Smile’s Health and Beauty
With proper care and attention, your new crown could last for decades to come. Remember, the tooth we attach them to is still vulnerable to issues like tooth decay infection, or gum disease. You still need to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes using a fluoride toothpaste, and also floss in between them before going to bed. These actions help limit the risk of tooth decay and gum disease by keeping food particles from being consumed by harmful oral bacteria. You also need to see our team every six months so we can examine your smile and clean your teeth by removing all plaque buildup and tartar. Doing so helps safeguard your newly restored and natural teeth! If you have any questions about our lifelike and custom-made dental restorations, or if you think your smile could benefit from one, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About General Treatment Options?
We would like to help you repair dental damage and provide a natural-looking crown. By addressing these issues, we limit the risk of serious complications, such as cavities or infection. To learn more about restoring smiles with general treatments and restorations, schedule a consultation by calling Kennedy Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Bedford, MA, today at (781) 275-0200.