If you’ve got a damaged or decayed tooth in the front of your smile, you need a solution that takes care of form and function — meaning one that takes care of the way the tooth looks and works. An all-ceramic restoration from your cosmetic dentist in Evansville accomplishes both. Keep reading to learn more about ceramic or porcelain crowns, bridges, inlays, or onlays, then schedule an appointment at Maple Grove Family Dental today!
Different Restorations for Your Needs
There are a variety of all-ceramic restorations available, depending on your needs.
- Dental crown: A tooth-shaped covering that completely covers a broken, weak, worn, severely decayed, or otherwise damaged tooth.
- Dental bridge: Three or more dental crowns affixed to each other, a tooth replacement for one or more teeth that have gone missing in a row.
- Inlay/onlay: Fills a cavity when the tooth requires more than a traditional filling but less than a dental crown.
Process for All-Ceramic Restorations
Ceramic restorations are completed over the course of two appointments at Maple Grove Family Dental. No matter the restoration that’s right for your smile, Dr. Melanie White approaches each personalized treatment plan with an overall goal for your health and happiness.
Dr. White begins by identifying the treatment that’s best for you based on the level of decay or damage as well as your smile goals, budget, and other factors. After your treatment plan is in place, all decay or infection is removed from the tooth, its enamel is reshaped to accommodate the restoration, and impressions, photos, or x-rays are taken of the tooth. This information is then sent to our trusted lab, where your restoration is expertly crafted from natural-looking dental porcelain.
After the crown, bridge, inlay, or onlay is ready, you return to our office for a follow-up appointment. Dr. White removes your temporary restoration and then checks to make sure your new one looks and functions just like it should. When everything is good to go, she’ll bond it securely onto the affected tooth — and your smile is as good as new!
Multiple Benefits of Ceramic Restorations
- A natural-looking solution
- Resistant to stains and discoloration
- Reflect light like your natural teeth
- Sturdy, long-lasting restorations
- Completely metal free
- Restored ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence
Maintaining Your Crown, Bridge, Inlay/Onlay
After you’ve had your smile repaired with an all-ceramic restoration, keep it and the surrounding teeth and gums healthy by staying on top of your dental hygiene routine. Brush and floss regularly, and visit your dentist as recommended for follow-up visits and preventive care. If you play contact sports or grind your teeth at night, consider investing in a custom-fitted mouthguard to protect the ceramic restorations (and your remaining healthy teeth).
Request an Appointment Today
Your dentist in Evansville provides all-ceramic restorations for patients with damaged or otherwise imperfect front teeth. If you’ve got an aching or injured tooth, know that it won’t get better on its own. Please don’t wait to seek a solution for your oral health! Request an appointment with your dentist in Evansville today.