When a tooth sustains damage, or a severe case of tooth decay, then a restoration is needed to protect the smile from serious complications, including infection or tooth loss. To restore the smile, our team could create a durable dental crown from lifelike ceramic. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, dental practice looks closely at how we help smiles with our ceramic dental crowns.
When Teeth Need Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are full restorations that cover the entire visible portion of your tooth. Once in place, these can address an array of issues both restorative and cosmetic, restoring teeth to optimal health, function, and beauty. Our team could recommend to correct issues with bite balance and chewing function, or to repair serious cracks or breakage. Worn down teeth can be lengthened again, and we can address misshapen ones too. Placement has been used to aid in tooth replacement too, whether that means securing a dental bridge in place or restoring a single tooth dental implant.
Creating and Placing Them
Each one will create and place will be custom-made to ensure a lifelike appearance and a comfortable fit, ensuring a balanced bite as well. To begin, we will numb the tooth and then gently remove structure from it. Once we do, our team will take detailed digital images of the tooth and use them in a dental lab to design and safeguards the finished product. Your dental crown is then attached to the tooth in a follow up visit with a powerful bonding agent. With proper care and attention, these could last for years to come. The ceramic material we use can absorb daily bite forces with ease, restoring your ability to enjoy your favorite foods again. The material is also translucent like tooth enamel, and we can color match it to blend with the smile.
Protecting Your Oral Health
To help protect the teeth we’ve attached your crowns too, as well as your natural teeth, you need to manage good oral hygiene habits. Cut back on how much sugar and starch is in your diet, and take time to brush twice a day for two minutes, using a fluoride toothpaste each time. You also need to floss every evening to remove what a toothbrush alone cannot reach. Finally, make time to see us for a checkup and cleaning visit. These actions help safeguard your newly restored teeth!
Talk To Your Newport Beach, CA Dentist About Ceramic Restorations
We’re ready to help restore your smile to optimal oral health, function, and beauty with a custom-made and lifelike dental restoration. To find out more about our custom dental restorations, then contact Dr. Hofkes at Balboa Dental Surgery at (949) 630-0143 to discuss care today.