dental crownWhen you have a cavity, or a minor toothache, then you may benefit from a lifelike dental filling. But what if you develop a more severe cases of tooth decay, or a tooth becomes infected or severely damaged? For a more substantial restoration, we may create and place a custom-made crown. In today’s blog, your Baxter, MN, dentist will look at when your smile needs a crown.

Major Oral Health Concerns

A crown covers the visible part of your tooth, basically everything above the gum line. Which means we can use them to address multiple cosmetic and restorative concerns, specifically ones that cannot be addressed with fillings or dental bonding alone. We may be able to treat advanced tooth decay, and address dental infection by completing a root canal procedure. Our team also repairs chipped and cracked teeth, and fixes portions of the smile worn down as a result of teeth grinding. If you have lost one or more teeth, we could help by using them to secure a dental bridge, or provide a lifelike restoration for a single-tooth dental implant.

Metal and Natural-Looking Materials

For the rear teeth, which must endure greater bite forces, we opt for a gold restorations, which is very strong. If you prefer a more lifelike option, we could use a porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) or zirconia option, which are strong and able to absorb daily bite forces. They also have the ability to be tinted and blend with your smile. We reserve the most lifelike option, all-ceramic, for the front-facing teeth, which are much more visible. When possible, we want to use a material that we tint to blend with your smile.

Placing Your Restoration

To create one, we start by removing structure from the tooth. Afterward, we take detailed impressions and images of the tooth, which we use to design the restoration. The next step involves using these measurements and images in a dental lab setting to craft the completed crown. When you return for a second visit, we check the fit and make any necessary adjustments. Finally, we place it with a powerful bonding material. With proper care and attention, you can avoid issues like tooth decay and dental infection, which erode and decay teeth, or could even cause them to become lost. If you have any questions about how we treat damaged teeth with a custom-made crown, or if you would to schedule a dental exam, then contact our team today.

Greenhaven Family Dental Offers Custom Restorations

Greenhaven Family Dental wants to improve both the health and beauty of your smile with our custom-made dental restorations. To learn more about restorative dental care, then you can contact Greenhaven Family Dental in Baxter, MN at 218-454-0523.