How Dental Crowns Mimic Healthy, Natural Teeth

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If you looked at your tooth under a microscope, then you’d see that the unique manner in which its enamel crystals are shaped makes them the most resilient substance your body produces. What you wouldn’t find, however, are regenerative cells that would allow your tooth to repair/regrow damaged structure, like bones and other body tissues. If your tooth is compromised, therefore, it’s up to you to consciously protect the tooth from further damage and infection. To that end, dental crowns can closely mimic healthy, natural teeth to provide custom restorations that help protect teeth from further damage.

The Details of Your Crown

Unfortunately, modern technology does not allow us to recreate the processes that stretch minerals into strong, protective tooth enamel, or that form your natural, healthy teeth. We do, however, possess the ability to accurately mimic the unique appearance of your natural teeth and the durability that allows them to bite and chew continuously. The idea of replicating a tooth that needs to be restored or replaced is not a new one. But, today’s porcelain dental crowns are specially tinted and layered to match your natural teeth’s color and light-reflecting abilities. These characteristics make modern dental crowns virtually indistinguishable from the natural tooth structure around them.

A Complete Tooth Restoration

The most common reason for dental crowns is to cover and protect a tooth that has been significantly weakened by damage or severe decay. Since crowns are essentially replicas of your natural teeth, they can also serve as excellent tooth replacements. As innovative, attractive, and effective as modern dental crowns are, they can be made even more like your natural tooth when combined with a dental implant. An implant post can be inserted into your jawbone in place of the lost tooth root, and after your jawbone heals, your dentist can secure your lifelike dental crown to the post. Together, a dental implant and crown create a restoration that mimics the root and crown structure of your lost tooth.

Ask Your Dentist if a Dental Crowns Is Right for You

If you need a dental crown, then we can ensure that your restoration closely mimics the healthy, natural structure of your tooth. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Just Wright Dental Surgery Center in Waxahachie, TX, today at (469) 732-1987. We also proudly serve patients from Navarro County, TX, and the surrounding communities, including Corsicana, Mildred, Eureka, Ennis, Fairfield, Teague, Blooming Grove, Dawson, Hubbard, Hillsboro, Mexia, Groesbeck, Kerens, Malakoff, Rice, Centerville, Buffalo, and Athens.

The Beauty of Dental Implant Crowns

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When it comes to the art of protecting, preserving, and restoring your damaged teeth, lifelike esthetics are as important as proper oral function. In many cases, a dental crown is the perfect treatment to save a damaged or diseased tooth. If you’ve ever had to treat invasive tooth decay or a cracked/fractured tooth, then you may already be familiar with the advantages of a dental crown. However, what you may not know is that a lifelike crown can also replace a lost tooth with the help of a dental implant. The beauty of dental implant crowns is that they closely mimic your healthy, natural teeth, not just in appearance, but also in the way your healthy teeth support your jawbone and surrounding oral structures.

Indistinguishably Lifelike Replacement Crowns

Dental crowns borrow their name from the portion of your tooth that they replicate and replace, which is also called the crown. It’s the only visible part of your tooth and is responsible for biting, chewing, and enunciating your words, as well as filling out the ranks of your smile. Today, modern crowns are custom-crafted from innovative dental porcelain that’s tinted to match your teeth’s natural color, as well as specially-layered to mimic your enamel’s light-reflecting properties.

The Strong Foundation of an Implant

Like a dental crown reproduces your tooth’s top portion, a dental implant is the replica of your tooth’s root(s) and is surgically inserted into your jawbone. Made from biocompatible titanium, a dental implant is designed for your jawbone to fuse to its surface, holding it in place as securely as it anchors your natural teeth roots. The dental implant allows a modern dental crown to do more than simply protect a weak tooth; it can replace a useless or missing tooth’s entire root-and-crown structure.

Learn More About Implant-Supported Dental Crowns

If you’ve lost a tooth or have had one extracted, then speak with your dentist about the benefits of an implant-supported dental crown. To schedule a consultation, call Just Wright Dental Surgery Center in Waxahachie, TX, today at (469) 732-1987. We also proudly serve patients from Navarro County, TX, and the surrounding communities, including Corsicana, Mildred, Eureka, Ennis, Fairfield, Teague, Blooming Grove, Dawson, Hubbard, Hillsboro, Mexia, Groesbeck, Kerens, Malakoff, Rice, Centerville, Buffalo, and Athens.