What Will a Dental Crown Look Like Next to My Natural Teeth?
A dental crown is a type of dental restoration used to cover a missing, damaged, or decayed tooth. Crowns are designed to fit over the existing tooth like a cap and are customized for comfort and appearance.
At CK Dental & Associates in Washington, D.C., Dr. Woo Young Chang is experienced in creating custom dental crowns that can give you an aesthetically pleasing and natural-looking smile.
Keep reading to learn more about the procedure and how we ensure our dental crowns blend in with your natural teeth.
Why would I need a dental crown?
Dental crowns have many benefits and can be used for restorative and cosmetic purposes.
A dental crown can be used to:
- Protect a weak tooth from further damage.
- Restore a broken or decayed tooth.
- Cover a dental implant after a tooth has been extracted.
- Improve the appearance of a misshapen or discolored tooth.
- Hold a dental bridge in place.
- Cover a tooth that has undergone root canal treatment.
A dental crown can improve the function of your teeth and lessen the risk of jaw pain, headaches, and other problems associated with improper biting and chewing. Crowns can also give patients a more uniform smile by covering up missing, damaged, or discolored teeth.
What's involved in getting a dental crown?
The process of getting a dental crown typically involves two appointments.
During the first appointment, Dr. Chang will prepare the tooth by removing any decay or damaged tissue and shaping the tooth to accommodate the crown. He will then take an impression so your custom crown can be created to fit perfectly over your tooth or implant and blend seamlessly into your smile.
The second appointment occurs after your implant is custom-made. During this appointment, Dr. Chang will place the crown over the prepared tooth and secure it in place with dental cement. The crown is then adjusted and polished to ensure a comfortable fit.
The process of getting a dental crown is not typically painful. The most you should feel is a bit of pressure. In fact, having a tooth repaired and replaced or covered with a crown should lessen any pain you are experiencing.
What will a dental crown look like next to my natural teeth?
The appearance of a dental crown next to your natural teeth will depend on several factors. However, Dr. Chang is skilled at ensuring the shape and color of the custom crown match the rest of your teeth.
Ceramic and porcelain crowns can be made to closely match the color of your natural teeth, making them virtually indistinguishable.
If you have concerns about how your dental crown will look next to your natural teeth, it's important to discuss your options with Dr. Chang. He can show you samples of different materials and help you choose a crown that will closely match the color, size, shape, and translucency of your natural teeth.
Get a natural-looking dental crown in Washington, D.C.
At CK Dental & Associates, we aim to ensure you get the dental care you need so your teeth and gums stay healthy. Being concerned about the appearance of restorative dentistry is normal, but we strive to make your smile look seamless with custom-made dental crowns.
To get started, schedule an appointment with Dr. Woo Young Chang at his office in Washington, D.C. today.