If you’re comparing a traditional lab made dental tooth crown with a quick alternative such as a one-visit (or “same day”) tooth crown, it’s important to know that faster isn’t always better.
While a conventional tooth crown may require an extra appointment to complete, there are a number of reasons why they’re still the best option for many of our Tsawwassen, BC cosmetic dental patients.
Tooth Crown: Artistic Craftsmanship is Second to None
Only licensed lab technicians can create a porcelain dental tooth crown. Their years of experience and artistic eye can enhance the overall aesthetic results of the final tooth crown appearance.
When you’re restoring a tooth that will be visible each time you laugh or smile, you need a restoration that blends in with the teeth around it. Unfortunately, one-visit crowns are typically reserved for teeth that further back in the mouth, because of the slight aesthetic limitations.
A Lab Made Tooth Crown is Customized to Each Patient
Just like a fingerprint, your smile is unique to you, as are the tooth crowns that make up its appearance. Sometimes a prefabricated or computer-made crown is ok, but other times it isn’t.
With a lab made traditional crown, you can adjust its appearance, size, and shape so that it reflects the same personality as your natural teeth. Your entire smile is taken into account during the formation of your new tooth crown, not a basic template that’s “one size fits most.”
Multiple Restorations Can be Designed to Match Each Other
When you need to have several crowns or crown/bridge combinations designed for a full mouth rehabilitation case, it’s vital that the new tooth crowns match each other well. Otherwise, it can make your smile appear unnatural or fake looking.
As you discuss your goals with a Tsawwassen, BC cosmetic dentist, they can provide specific directions directly to the lab that is hand designing your new crown. When multiple restorations are made at once, it offers better color and hue consistency rather than when they are made separate and apart from one another.
Options for Custom Colour Matching a Tooth Crown
What if your teeth aren’t one solid colour, but rather a blend of two or three different shades? A dental lab technician can incorporate the blends of multiple hues into a single crown. Unfortunately, a one-visit computerized crown cannot (it is made from a solid block of ceramic, and thus the colour is consistent throughout).
An experienced cosmetic dentist will know which lab technicians can best design a multi-hued dental crown so that the results aren’t noticeable by your friends and family. After all, that’s the way it should be! In some cases, the technician will even come into the cosmetic dental office to match the tooth in person.
When you want durable dental work that compliments your smile’s appearance, it’s best to talk to cosmetic dentist Dr. Jan Roberts about a custom lab made tooth crown. At Roberts Dental & Facial Rejuvenation, our Tsawwassen, BC dentists work with highly experienced lab technicians that offer exceptional results on custom restorative work like porcelain crowns and bridges. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at 604-943-3343 or book online now!