Today, there is no reason for anyone to live with a smile that makes them unhappy. There are so many restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures that can be implemented in order to fix dental imperfections. Dental crowns are one of the most popular. This is because they do double duty as a restorative and cosmetic treatment, and also because of their amazing strength and versatility.
A crown is desirable when a tooth is too badly damaged to be fixed using a filling or dental bonding, and/or when the tooth’s appearance cannot be corrected using porcelain veneers. Even the most severely damaged tooth can be fixed using a crown – as long as no more than 2/3 of your tooth is missing, there is every likelihood that you can have it restored with a crown.
For a tooth to be made ready for a crown, the decayed areas have to be removed. Then, impressions or images need to be taken of your teeth. Some dentists will send the impressions to a lab in order to have a master ceramist make your crowns, but at Redford Dental Care, we use the CEREC milling system. With this system, a 3D image is taken of your tooth, and then transferred to a computer. Then your dentist chooses a piece of dental porcelain that will be the same in color as the rest of your teeth. This is placed in the CEREC milling machine, which makes your crown. Then your dentist attaches it with a special cement.
Dental crowns look exactly like your natural teeth – unless you do not want them to. Some patients choose to have a full set of crowns made as a cosmetic treatment. In that case, crowns can be used to change the color and even the shape of your teeth.
Once the crowns are in place, your teeth will look better, and will also be stronger. And with the CEREC system, you do not have to wait for your crowns to come back from a lab – you can have them made and installed in just one visit to our dentist office.
Caring for Your Crowns
Dental crowns do not need special care. Brush and floss regularly, get professional cleanings, and have a dental checkup every six months, and your crowns should last you a very long time – usually decades.
If you have damaged or unsightly teeth, and you would like to know more about the advantages of dental crowns, we invite you to visit Redford Dental Care at 6246 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Carmichael, CA 95608. You can arrange for an appointment by calling us at 916-972-8851, or if you would rather, you can request a consultation online by using the form on our Contact Us page. We look forward to seeing you.
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