Ankeny, IA, dentist offers dental crowns

Our Custom Dental Crowns Can Restore Your Smile

In our last blog, we mentioned that our tooth-colored fillings can treat cavities and blend in naturally with your smile. The team at Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA, offers several lifelike restorative options to protect your oral health. In today’s blog, we’ll explore how dental crowns can repair your pearly whites after an injury has occurred.

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When A Tooth Should Be Capped

Dental crowns can be used to repair your tooth after damage has occurred. If you have broken one of your pearly whites, it has become worn down due to bruxism, or you had a severe cavity filled, your dentist may recommend capping it for extra protection. This can help protect it from further damage and provides additional support if a large amount of it has been removed. If you have bruxism, a condition that causes patients to chronically grind their teeth, you may need caps added over some of your pearly whites after the condition has been relieved with an oral appliance. This restoration can also be used after dental injuries or after treating serious cavities.

How We Create Your Custom Crown

Your dentist will first perform a comprehensive examination of your smile to assess the harm. Then they will take measurements of the area to send to a lab to create your custom restoration. These can be made of materials such as porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, or zirconia depending on your specific needs and where it will be placed. When the restoration is ready, your dentist will secure it over the top of your natural dental structure. The materials used for this restoration are extremely durable and may last for over fifteen years with proper care. Remember to continue your regular oral hygiene routine to keep your smile in good health.

Replace A Lost Tooth With An Implant And Crown

If you are experiencing tooth loss, don’t put off getting it replaced. Your dentist can discuss available options for you to have a complete smile again. In many cases, a dental implant can be used to mimic your missing tooth. This restoration includes a post, abutment, and crown to replace the entire lost dental structure. The titanium post is secured into your jawbone to create a sturdy base for the rest of the prosthetic. The crown will be secured later to create a lifelike tooth replacement option. Caps may also be used for patients receiving a dental bridge. These are added over the supporting teeth that help keep your bridge in place. It’s important to replace your missing teeth as soon as possible to maintain your smile’s function and appearance.

Talk To Our Team About Restorations

This restorative option can protect your pearly whites after chip, breaks, and other injuries. Schedule an appointment with Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA, by calling (515) 965-0230.