Say ‘No’ To One-Size-Fit-All Crowns; Our O’Fallon Dentists Explain Why

Written by Dr. Brace on Jan 27, 2020

If you are looking to achieve restorative and cosmetic dentistry results that will stand up to the tests of time, it is truly necessary to have your restorations customized to suit your needs. Our O’Fallon dentists are meticulous when it comes to crafting customized restorations. We’ve put together this quick overview of dental crown treatment, to help you get a better idea of how this process works, and why it’s important to pay attention to the details when it comes to restorations!

As you probably already know, dental crowns become necessary when a tooth is damaged due to infection or injury. Crowns are meant to rebuild missing tooth portions, and protect vulnerable tooth layers from further damage. Crowns are permanently bonded to the patient’s enamel structure, so that, once they are in place, the patient can eat, speak, and care for their smiles normally.

The first thing that we consider when creating a crown is how large or small it needs to be. It’s critical that the crown fits on the patient’s tooth naturally, and looks appropriately scaled in comparison to the patient’s other teeth. Additionally, the size of the crown is important, because a poorly sized crown can actually disrupt the patient’s bite, and lead to TMJ problems.

We will also shape the restoration to mimic the patient’s natural dental shapes. Some of us have more angular teeth, while other people have teeth with rounded shapes and edges. Your existing teeth will give us all of the information that we need when it comes time to shape your restorations.

The final step in creating an attractive crown is to refine the fit of the restoration and permanently bond it in place. We ensure that the crown is both stable, and working in harmony with your existing smile. 

Our O’Fallon dentists are always here to answer any questions that you may have, so please don’t hesitate to give us a call or use the Contact Us page to submit a question and we’ll get back to you shortly.