Ankeny, IA, dentist offers crowns to restore teeth

A Custom Crown Could Restore Your Smile

Common problems like cavities and gum disease are not the only factors that can affect your smile. Accidents, long term teeth grinding, and other conditions may cause harm to your pearly whites, too. When this happens, it is important to protect and repair them as soon as possible. Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA, offers custom dental crowns that can restore your tooth after harm.

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Addressing Weak Or Damaged Teeth

Dental crowns can be used to address a variety of concerns. In general, they are used to protect damaged teeth and restore them back to their original health and function. For instance, if your pearly whites have been damaged by bruxism, this can be used to protect them from further wear and tear. Bruxism is a condition that causes patients to chronically grind their teeth together. This can weaken the enamel and may make you more susceptible to cavities and other oral health problems. This condition can be managed with the help of an oral appliance. Once it is under control, restorations such as this can be used to restrengthen your pearly whites. Without this, it could cause sensitivity when eating or make it easier for cavities to form. This restoration may also be used to repair your tooth after damage or severe decay.

Receiving Your Crown

This tooth-shaped cap will be personalized to your needs. Your dentist will take an impression of your oral cavity and send these measurements to the lab to create it. They can be made of porcelain, zirconia, metal, or a mix of these materials depending on your needs. When the restoration is ready, it will be secured in place by your dentist. These can last upwards of five to ten years if they are cared for properly.

You will take care of this restoration as you would your other teeth. Make sure to brush and floss twice a day to remove bacteria and continue seeing your dentist regularly for checkups. The area may be sensitive immediately after having it placed, but this should not last. If you experience discomfort, you can call your dentist.

Replacing Missing Teeth With A Crown

Crowns can be used to replace your missing teeth. This restoration will be paired with an implant to create a sturdy and long-lasting replacement option. The post is used to replace the root and create a stable base. A crown can be used to mimic the visible area of your missing tooth. This will leave you will a full smile and improved function.

Learn More About This Today

If you are interested in this restoration, call our team to schedule an appointment. You can contact Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA, at 515-965-0230.