Unfortunately, most dental work is easily discernable by even casual observers, which makes it completely understandable why so many people feel self-conscious after they’ve had dental procedures done. However, our goal is to ensure that patients have smiles that make them feel good about themselves, so we strive to create a natural look that’s undetectable. For instance, our crowns are designed to look and feel like authentic teeth instead of obvious fakes, leaving you with a happy, confident smile.
Even if your teeth are severely damaged, we can give you the smile of your dreams using a technique we’ve perfected that involves the use of porcelain crowns. This procedure is suitable for almost all dental patients, and we’ve earned a reputation in the community as being masters of this particular craft. In fact, it is not at all unusual for these treatments to last as long as 30 years, and this technology even works on those with missing or extremely damaged teeth. Our patients are thrilled when they’re given back a smile they can be proud of.
How Our Crown Procedure Works
The process of having crowns installed generally requires patients to make two visits to our office. During the first visit, we remove any external decay from the surface of the tooth and put a temporary crown in place. Temporary crowns are made from either metal or plastic. We also shape the tooth to provide a mold for a custom fit for the new crown. On the second visit, we’ll remove the temporary crown and put the new one in place. After we’ve adjusted it, we’ll cement it in place and you’ll have a beautiful new tooth that feels and looks absolutely natural.
Why Dental Crowns?
Crowns are a great solution for those whose teeth have been so badly stained they can’t be helped by whitening techniques and for those with chipped or broken teeth due to an injury. However, crowns provide more than just cosmetic functionality. They also help alleviate pain in situations where the tooth has a hairline fracture as well as help keep those with root canal fillings from breaking.
We use both highest grade porcelain or porcelain that has been bonded to gold. The strength, resiliency, and durability of these materials make them ideal for situations where the teeth have been damaged due to injury, disease, decay, or severe stains as the result of years of smoking tobacco products.
Taking Care of Your Crowns
In order to get the most from your crowns, it’s essential that you continue to practice good oral hygiene. When you brush your teeth, make sure you pay special attention to the area where the gum and the crown meet, and besides regular brushing and flossing, use an antibacterial mouthwash at least once a day. Use a soft-bristled brush in order to minimize irritation to the gums, and use a gentle touch when brushing the crown itself.
If you’d like more information on regaining your smile’s former glory, please don’t hesitate to contact our office and schedule a consultation.