Custom Stained Crowns
Tooth damage can happen for some different reasons. You may be faced with an injury, such as a sports injury, a fall at work or in the home, or a car accident. Decay can lead to cavities. Issues like bruxism can also cause damage. If the damage is significant enough, it can put your oral health at risk. Additionally, damage can significantly affect the appearance of your smile. At Bijan Family Dental Practice, we can restore your oral health and your smile with custom stained crowns.
What is a Crown?
Minor damage that only affects the enamel of your teeth generally only affects their appearance. However, more significant damage can have a serious impact on both the appearance of your smile as well as your oral health. A crown is a dental restoration that is designed to both restore and protect teeth that are affected by larger damage and decay. It is a restoration that resembles a cap in appearance, and it is made to effectively sit over the entire visible surface of the affected tooth.
Custom Stained Crowns
While crowns are made to protect damaged teeth from further harm and infections, restoring their strength, custom stained crowns go one step further. With a custom stained crown, the appearance of your smile is restored as well. This is because a custom stained crown is made from ceramic or porcelain. This material mimics many of the natural properties of your natural tooth enamel. In addition to being white in color, it also reflects light in a very similar fashion to your real teeth. The ceramic and porcelain can also be custom stained to perfectly match the exact color of the rest of your teeth, providing an incredible restoration, No one will be able to tell that there is a crown in your mouth.
Getting Your Custom Stained Crown
Getting a custom stained crown is a very similar process to getting any other type of crown. First, the affected tooth needs to be prepared. Preparing the tooth, which is done under a local anesthetic, involves removing a portion of the enamel to make the tooth smaller. This is necessary so that your new crown can fit properly in with the rest of your surrounding teeth. After the tooth is prepared, we take an impression of your mouth and use a specialized color guide to match the exact shade of your natural teeth. The impression and color information are sent to our dental lab, where the crown is designed and created. These crowns are milled from a single piece of ceramic or porcelain and then stained using the color that matches your actual teeth. A second appointment is necessary to check the crown when it is finished. We make sure that it fits properly, it is comfortable, your bite is natural, and your crown blends in seamlessly with the rest of your smile. If everything looks good, the crown is bonded into place.
Benefits of Custom Stained Crowns
Custom stained crowns offer several incredible benefits.
A custom stained crown provides you with a beautiful restoration of your smile while also protecting the health of your mouth. For more information on custom stained crowns, call Bijan Family Dental Practice at (714) 421-4494 today.