Crowns, whether full or partial, offer a durable and natural-looking means of repairing smiles and addressing oral health concerns. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at how we create and place a custom-made crown, and what benefits they offer for our Omaha, NE, patients. With proper care and maintenance, we can help you enjoy a restoration that lasts for decades!
Creating Natural-Looking Restorations
To create a restoration that fits properly and looks natural, we begin with preparation. We will need to remove a small amount of structure from the tooth. Next, we take detailed impressions and measurements of the tooth, which we will use to design and create the restoration from ceramic. We use ceramic in many cases due to the material’s strengthen and durability. The material can also be shaded to match the color of the tooth and contains stain-resistant properties. With CEREC CAD/CAM technology, we can the place the new crown in the same visit. We secure the restoration with a bonding material, ensuring your new repairs last for several years, decades even, with proper care and attention.
Inlays, Onlays, and Crowns
If you require more than a simple dental filling, but not necessarily a full dental crown, then we will create an inlay or onlay. An inlay fits between the cusps on top of the teeth, while an onlay fits over the cusps. A full option covers the entire visible portion of the tooth. These options help address advanced tooth decay and infection, while also repairing cracks and chips. We lengthen worn down teeth and reshape malformed or misshapen ones. If you have lost a tooth, we may use them to anchor a dental bridge in place to complete a single tooth dental implant. Since they’re made from strong materials and can be shaded, they will blend with your smile for many years to come!
Preserving Your Restorations
How do you keep them strong and bright? First, continue to brush and floss your teeth daily, as these actions help prevent plaque buildup, tooth decay, and gum disease. You need to see us every six months for a checkup and cleaning, in which we remove plaque and help protect your smile, while also watching for the earliest indicators of trouble. You should also enjoy a healthier diet, one with fewer sugary foods and drinks! If you have any questions about our treatment options, or about repairing your smile, then please contact our team today.
Does Your Tooth Need Care?
We have lifelike and custom options for repairing smiles, often in as little as two visits. To learn more about creating and placing crowns, schedule a consultation by calling Pacific Hills Dental in Omaha, NE, today at (402) 330-2243. We also serve the residents of Papillion, Elkhorn, La Vista, Millard, and all surrounding communities.