O’Fallon Dentist Provides An Overview Of The Process For Crafting Crowns

Written by Dr. Brace on Jun 1, 2021

If you are living with dental damage, our O’Fallon dentists encourage you to undergo restorative treatment as soon as possible. Custom-crafted crowns look great, and work in harmony with the rest of your smile. Here are some of the most important things our dentists consider when placing restorative crowns…

Size Matters

The appearance of your dental restoration is obviously important, but the functionality of your crown is really the number one priority. When patients have to live with crowns that are too big or too small, they make adjustments in the ways that they chew and bite. Unfortunately, this can lead to a host of additional oral health problems, including enamel damage and TMJ dysfunction. 

Specific Shapes

Because dental shapes vary from patient to patient, our team looks to your natural teeth when crafting your restoration. Whether your existing enamel is rounded, with soft edges, or angular, sharp, and pointy, we will design your crown to match your teeth.

Shade Match 

Dental enamel comes in a wide variety of shades. Additionally, our teeth can change in color due to environmental discoloration, tooth damage, and even dental grinding. When it comes time to create your restoration, our team will make sure that we shade it to blend with your real enamel. If you plan to undergo professional dental whitening treatment, please talk to your dentist prior to having your crown placed; it may be best to whiten your smile first, so that we can then color-match your restoration. 

As you can see, our O’Fallon dentists take the time to truly personalize dental restorations to fit our patients’ needs. If you want to learn more, or if it’s time to schedule your personal consultation, give us a call!