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Taking Time To Place Lifelike Crowns

Charles city dental crowns
Charles city dental crowns

When a tooth becomes injured or develops serious decay, then you may need a restoration to avoid infection or the risk of tooth loss. Our team not only helps with a dental crown, but we create restorations with lifelike materials too! In today’s blog, your Charles City, IA, dentist talks about placing natural-looking dental crowns.

When a Tooth Needs Treatment

A dental crown is a restoration that caps the tooth and can be used to address an array of serious restorative issues. Our use of lifelike materials also ensures this repair is provided with a cosmetic flair. Our team could prescribe one to address tooth decay or infection too severe for a filling. We could also repair cracked or chipped teeth, and address misshapen structures too. Placement has been used to improve overall bite balance and chewing function. If you have missing teeth, then one ort two could be used to support a dental bridge, and one could restore a single tooth dental implant.

Our Lifelike Materials

For the front facing teeth, we could opt for the most natural looking materials. All-porcelain is very durable and strong, and can be shaded to blend with the rest of your smile seamlessly, while still avoiding daily bite forces and pressures. Since your side and rear teeth must endure greater bite forces, we could use a more durable material. For example, porcelain-fused-to-metal or zirconia can handle greater pressures, but can also be shaded to offer a more lifelike appearance, so you never hesitate to show off your smile following treatment. But how do we create and place these custom dental restorations?

Creating and Placing Your New Restoration

To get started, our team will numb the tooth being treated and then remove structure from it to make room for your completed dental restoration. Next, we will take detailed digital images and measurements of these prepared teeth from multiple angles, using the information in a dental lab setting to design and craft your dental crown. Once we finish your custom one, you will return to the office so we can check the fit and make any necessary adjustments to ensure an optimal restoration. We then attach it with a powerful bonding agent, the same we use to secure bridges in place. With proper care and attention, this can last for years to come!

If you have any questions about how we plan and place a crown, then contact our team today!


Our team is ready to return your tooth to full function, health, and beauty. For a custom dental repair, talk to Central Park Dentistry in Charles City, IA at (641)228-1115!