Tooth Crown Work
Tooth Crowns Bismarck, Garrison – North Dakota
When your tooth is cracked or broken, it is important to have it restored immediately so you can protect it from further breakage and from accelerated decay. The most commonly used dental restoration for a broken or cracked tooth is a tooth crown, also known as a dental crown. At Deeter Dental, we know that a broken tooth can cause you to be self-conscious and even make eating difficult, so we offer you a variety of tooth crown options to help you start smiling again.
Types of Tooth Crowns
Deeter Dental offers a variety of tooth crown options, including
- All-porcelain tooth crowns
- Porcelain-fused-to-metal tooth crowns
- Gold tooth crowns
We find that most patients benefit the most from an all-porcelain tooth crown for several reasons:
- All-porcelain tooth crowns can be shaped and colored to virtually match the surrounding teeth, making it much less noticeable than a metal tooth crown or a porcelain-fused-to-metal tooth crown.
- All-porcelain tooth crowns have superior strength, often lasting longer than other tooth crowns and requiring repair and replacement less frequently than other types of tooth crowns.
Creating Your Tooth Crown
As with any other type of dental restoration, a natural-looking tooth crown requires extensive education, experience, and an artistic eye. Your tooth is first prepared by removing a portion of the enamel so that the crown can fit over the base of your tooth without interfering with the surrounding teeth. Once the tooth is prepared, an impression of the tooth is taken and sent to a specialized dental lab, which creates the crown.
When your tooth crown arrives from the dental lab, our cosmetic dentists will first check the fit of the crown on your prepared tooth. We will then affix it to the base of your tooth using a strong dental adhesive. Your porcelain tooth crown can be tinted to match the surrounding teeth, and once affixed to the base of your tooth, it will look and function like one of your natural teeth.
Caring for Your Tooth Crown
Because dental porcelain is similar in hardness and appearance to your natural teeth, it does not require any special treatment. You should, however, be careful to floss and brush daily to help prevent decay and damage to your tooth’s root, which is still susceptible to damage from bacteria and poor gum health.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about tooth crowns, please contact our Bismarck cosmetic dentists today, serving patients throughout Bismarck, and the surrounding areas of North Dakota for more than 30 years. Call our Bismarck office at 701.222.1800 or our Garrison office at 701.463.2884.