Do you have a broken tooth? Did you know that anterior dental crowns can help repair them? Anterior crowns are crowns that are placed at the front of your mouth. They require special attention to detail compared to posterior crowns at the back of your mouth. It is incredibly important to get your front teeth crowns done properly because that is what people will see when you smile. Our team at Alexandra Garcia, DDS, MS is available for perfecting your smile. If you have a problem with one of your front teeth, perhaps it is broken, call us for a consultation so that we can determine how to help.
How an Anterior Crown Could Be Your Solution for a Broken Tooth
If one of your front teeth is broken or damaged, there are many options to choose from, such as bridges, crowns, dental bonding, and veneers.
After a consultation, we might suggest an anterior crown. This will give you back your smile and help you to have a strong tooth once again. With a dental crown, we will first treat the tooth. We will grind it down or shape it so that it will be able to take the crown. We will then place the crown on top. In most cases, the first crown that you receive will be temporary. This is so we can have the perfect crown for your smile made.
When the new dental crown is ready, you will come back in, and we will bond it to your tooth. It will cover what is left of your tooth. It will be the new surface, and it will be permanent. With an anterior crown, we need to take special care. If a crown is not going to be seen because it is in the back of your mouth, we might make it out of a metal alloy. With an anterior crown, we want to make sure that it perfectly matches the rest of your teeth.
Considerations when Getting a Dental Crown
A dental crown will not whiten as natural teeth would. It is always best to whiten for best coloring results before the final shade is done on an anterior crown. This ensures that the crown most closely matches your new tooth shade after whitening.
Materials Used to Create Anterior Crowns
For a long time, anterior crowns were made out of porcelain fused to metal. These crowns are strong, but they did not always mimic the color of the remaining natural teeth. Our team will often use anterior crowns that are made entirely of porcelain. These are strong than they were in the past, and they are also more resistant to breaking than they used to be. Anterior crowns can also be made from zirconium, an incredibly-durable material that can be treated to match the remaining natural teeth.
It would help to ask our professionals for advice on proper brushing and flossing. Regular cleaning will enable us to diagnose problems right from the start when it is easier to treat. It is also important to choose a well-balanced diet to have proper nutrition. For more information, and to find out how you can benefit from anterior crowns, call Alexandra Garcia, DDS, MS at (346) 250-2930 today.