Dental crowns or ‘caps’ are used for a variety of reasons in restorative dentistry. They not only strengthen a decayed or damaged tooth, but they can also improve the appearance, shape and alignment.
Dental crowns can be made of gold, porcelain fused to gold, procelain, lithium disilicate, zirconia or composite resin. Choice will depend on their position, placement, damage to the tooth and your preference. After you meet with our doctors for an initial consultation, they can recommend the best material for your needs.
Most patients need dental crowns for one of the following reasons:
- To reinforce or protect a damaged tooth from becoming more damaged or fractured
- To restore a fractured tooth
- To replace a large filling if there isn’t enough tooth remaining to work with
- To attach a bridge to adjacent teeth
- To cover a dental implant, a discolored tooth, or a tooth that has undergone endodontic treatment (a root canal)
Dental bonding provides our patients with a convenient way to rejuvenate their smiles almost instantly. Fix chipped, cracked, discolored, or misaligned teeth with this natural-looking and affordable procedure. Bonding, as the name explains, uses a composite bonding material to create the most desirable surface for one or multiple teeth. You can choose the shade of your bonded tooth because each is custom designed. Our doctor’s will prepare the surface of your tooth and apply a conditioning substance. Next, the bonding resin is applied while in putty form, and then molded to create the desired shape, the dental assistant will then harden the bonding material with a special UV light. After a few final touches, your new bonded tooth is polished and ready to go!
Find out how porcelain crowns and bonding can dramatically improve your smile and enhance your self-confidence. Contact The Massa Dental Center today for your smile consultation.
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