If you have recently suffered a crack, chip, or developing cavity your tooth, the structure of that tooth could be compromised. A structurally compromised tooth can lead to 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 a few reasons why you should choose dental crowns to repair your smile.
Your crown might be crafted using 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.
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 be able to bite more comfortably, as well as smile more easily, knowing that your new crown is functional and natural-looking.
Your dental crown is crafted specifically for your smile. Your dentist creates a full 3D model of your tooth on a computer using an imaging device and software. This model is then crafted in-office by your dentist, ensuring the new crown retains the structure and shape of the tooth it is replacing. Thanks to this technology, you can generally have your crown created and placed in one visit.
Our dentists can offer you a number of dental services for whatever oral health issues you may be dealing with. Contact us at our local Austin, TX office at 512-250-9444.