Have you recently developed a crack, chip, or cavity in your tooth? If that’s the case, the structure of that tooth could be compromised. A structurally compromised tooth can lead to a number of issues such as an unhealthy bite, which can cause even more damage to the damaged tooth, along with the rest of your mouth. Your dentist can help repair this issue by replacing the ailing tooth with a structurally sound dental crown. Here are just three reasons why dental crowns are a great option for you.
Your dental crown is custom crafted for your smile. Your dentist does this by creating a full 3D model of your tooth in a computer using sophisticated imaging technology. This model is then crafted in office by your dentist, ensuring the new crown will retain the shape and structure of the tooth it is replacing. Thanks to this technology, you can generally have your crown created and placed in one visit.
The dental crown your dentist makes will look and behave closely to how your old tooth did by using comprehensive 3D imaging and lifelike materials. This will ensure that you’ll not only be able to bite more comfortably, but that you can smile more easily, knowing that your new crown is natural looking and functioning.
Your crown can be crafted from a number of elements such as porcelain, zirconia, metal, or porcelain-fused-to-metal, which your dentist will choose depending on the location of the tooth and how much pressure the newly placed crown will be exposed to.
Our dentists will help ensure you have a smile that is both functional and natural looking. Contact us at our local Austin, TX office at 512-250-9444.