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How We Custom-Make Your Dental Crown

west allis crown

When a filling isn’t enough to treat your decayed or damaged tooth, we could offer lifelike and long-lasting results with a dental crown. The restoration will cap your tooth and offer esthetically-pleasing results, so you feel confident in your newly restored tooth. In today’s blog, your West Allis, WI, dentist looks at how we custom-make our dental crowns.

When Smiles Benefit From Repair

A dental crown covers the visible portion of a tooth, which means we can take on serious restorative concerns. For example, we can repair cracked, chipped, or broken teeth, and even lengthen structures worn down by teeth grinding. Placement could also reshape malformed teeth and offer better bite balance and chewing function. Our team could use them to address cavities too severe for a filling placement, or for infected teeth, complete a root canal procedure. Even if you have missing teeth our custom restorations can help, either by supporting a dental bridge or by completing a single tooth dental implant.

The Materials We Craft Them From

When possible, we want to offer a lifelike appearance that blends with your smile. The side and rear teeth must endure greater bite forces and pressures than the front ones, so we may opt for zirconia or porcelain-fused-to-metal, which can still be shaded to blend with your tooth and handle daily bite forces at the same time. For the front facing teeth, we may recommend all-porcelain, the most lifelike option available, which again is color matched to blend with the rest of your smile. These materials are durable and biocompatible, bonding with your tooth and lasting for years to come.

Placing Your New Restoration

What should you expect from the placement process? We will begin by numbing the tooth and then removing outer structure from it, taking detailed digital images and measurements when we do. In between your office visits, we will use the information gathered to design and fabricate your custom crown, so when you return for visit number two, we will attach the crown with a powerful bonding agent. In some cases, this could be done in a single visit too. To keep your restoration bright and strong, you need to brush and floss daily, eat a healthy diet, and avoid tobacco products, and see our team for checkup and cleaning every six months.

If you have any questions about how we create and place a custom crown for your smile, then contact our team today. Let’s start summer with a strong and beautiful smile, starting with your initial checkup visit.


To schedule an appointment at Stubbs Family Dentistry in West Allis, WI to receive custom dental treatment with us please call 414-541-8250. We’re ready to offer treatment to return your smile to optimal health, function, and beauty, so you can enjoy results that make you feel confident.