If you have damaged teeth or if you simply want to enhance your smile, consider dental crowns. They are also called caps and they are shaped like your natural teeth. Dental crowns are placed over your natural teeth to help make them stronger, improve their appearance, and enhance their shapes. Here are some things an experienced technician at the dental lab may do to create quality custom-made dental crowns to help enhance your oral health and transform your smile. 

Dental Crown Creation

At the dental lab, the technician may take impressions of your teeth to make sure that your crowns are properly made and that they fit comfortably over your teeth. Your dental impressions are the foundation for designing and creating your dental crowns. By using a special computer, the dental technician designs the dental crowns to match the color, size, and shape of your natural teeth.

Once placed on your teeth, well-made crowns are virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. You will also be given the opportunity to choose the shade of your dental crowns. This is typically done by showing the patient a special visual aid model called a shade guide.

Dental Lab Quality Control Interventions

Meticulous quality control is essential in a dental lab. The dental lab technician follows strict quality control standards to help make sure that every dental crown that is made in the laboratory meets or exceeds exceptional levels of quality. Experienced dental technicians carefully examine the crowns, evaluating them for appearance, and proper alignment, and ensuring that they are the proper size.

Attention is given to detail, and if needed, the dental technician will make adjustments to help ensure that your crowns fit comfortably and that they look natural. Further, dental crowns are made with high-quality materials including ceramic, metal, porcelain, and zirconia. The dental lab technician may help you choose the best material for your dental crowns to help promote optimal oral health and dental aesthetics. 

If your teeth are damaged or weak, or if you simply want a more beautiful smile, make an appointment with your dentist. They will perform a thorough oral examination, take X-rays, and discuss your treatment goals. Once you and your dentist have determined that dental crowns are the best treatment option for your situation, the process will begin. After your procedure has been completed, you can start to enjoy the self-esteem and confidence that accompanies a natural-looking and attractive smile. 

Contact a local dental lab to learn more.