When it comes to tooth restorations, one of the most common restorations utilized by dentists is dental crowns. Thanks to the evolution of dental technology, crowns can be crafted to appear like natural teeth. If you are in the Salt Lake City, Utah area and looking for a dentist that provides natural-looking dental crowns, you should consider visiting Dr. David Cannon and the team at Cannon Dental. Dr. Cannon will work with you to see if you need a crown and, if so, to get one made for you that is strong, durable, and aesthetically pleasing to the eye.
How Can a Crown Match The Look of a Natural Tooth?
Under the skillful hands and watchful eye of your dentist, it will look like a natural tooth when your dental crown is placed. Nobody ever needs to know you’ve had dental work done. But how can a manufactured crown match the look of a natural tooth? Your dentist will work with a trusted lab to get your crown created to look like the natural enamel of your other teeth. This is accomplished through the material used for your crown, porcelain, a very popular material used in the manufacturing of dental crowns. Porcelain is used because it is highly customizable when it comes to matching the color and luster of your remaining teeth. You will work with your dentist to make sure that your new porcelain crown matches the color of adjacent teeth as closely as is possible.
The look of your crown goes beyond its color and luster. The shape of your dental crown is also important. You want a crown that looks like a tooth while also providing the functionality you need from a tooth for chewing, speaking, and more. When your dentist takes impressions of your teeth, this is sent into the laboratory, where the crown is created. Using the impression, the crown is carefully crafted so that the grooves on the surface of the crown fit comfortably with the tooth above or below it (depending on the placement of the crown). This process ensures it looks natural and that your bite is correct.