Learn More From Our Toluca Lake Dentist About How We Design Restorations

Written by Dr. McKay on Mar 16, 2021

Our Toluca Lake restorative dentists are committed to providing treatment that is personalized to suit our patients’ respective needs. That is why we spend so much time and energy designing dental restorations. When we’re crafting your restoration we’ll consider… 


Teeth come in all kinds of shapes. Some of us have angular teeth, with sharp angles, while other people have teeth that are more rounded. To make matters even more complicated, you tooth shapes can actually change as your smile wears down over time. When we craft your restoration, we will use your existing smile as a guide—your crown will blend in seamlessly with your other teeth.


The size of your restoration needs to be harmonious with your existing teeth as well. Our team takes special care to create restorations that are appropriately sized for our patients’ smiles. This is also important for functional reasons—a poorly sized restoration can cause bite problems, premature dental wear, and TMJ discomfort.  


Again, we look to the color of your existing smile in order to shade your dental restorations. One thing to keep in mind—dental restorations cannot be whitened with tooth whitening gels. For this reason, we recommend that you undergo any whitening treatments prior to having your crown placed. This helps ensure that your restoration will match your post-whitening smile. 

As you can see, it is possible for our team to design and craft your restoration down to the smallest detail. As always, our Toluca Lake dentists are happy to give you any additional information you may need—give us a call to get started!