O’Fallon Dentist Talks About Crafting Custom Crowns

Written by Dr. Brace on Mar 5, 2024

In our O’Fallon dental office, we don’t believe in “one-size-fit-all” treatments. In order to achieve an attractive and healthy smile that lasts, your restorative and aesthetic care should be tailored to you as an individual. To get a better idea of what we mean, keep reading! 

Proportions Matter 

The aesthetic of your dental restoration is undeniably important, but the functionality of your crown takes precedence. When patients are left with crowns that are too big or too small for their smiles, they tend to change how they speak, chew, and bite in order to accommodate the restoration. That is why our team takes special care to ensure that restorations are appropriately sized for our patients’ smiles.

Unique Shapes

Dental shapes can vary quite a lot from patient to patient. While you may have teeth that are rounded, with soft edges, another patient will have enamel that is angular, sharp, and pointy. The key to successful restorative treatment is to mimic your natural tooth shapes in your dental crown.

Seamless Color Transitions

Just as teeth come in all shapes and sizes, they also come in a wide variety of shades. Our team can precisely color-match your dental crown to your natural enamel shade. If, however, you are unhappy with the current color of your smile, talk to your dentist about whitening treatments before receiving your crown. Because restorations cannot be whitened, we want to make sure that we shade your crown to match your post-whitening smile. 

The time and effort required to craft custom crowns and restorations is really worth it in the end. Do you have additional questions for our team? Call our office or use the Contact Us page on our site to reach our O’Fallon dentists.