Dental Crowns Procedure Q&A
Our dentists at Beyond Dental & Implant Center offer dental crowns procedures to fix your damaged teeth. Call us for more information or request an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Dallas TX, and Fort Worth TX!
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Your teeth are very strong and can stand up to a substantial amount of daily wear and tear. Despite their strength, though, they are still vulnerable to damage, such as chips, cracks, and decay. When damage occurs, treatment is needed immediately, even if it does not seem all that severe at the time. Tooth damage can worsen over time, and more significant damage can compromise your oral health and the integrity of the tooth. Beyond Dental and Implant Center can save a damaged tooth with a crown.
When faced with tooth damage, it is important that you seek treatment right away. Even minor damage should be addressed quickly. Untreated damage can leave you susceptible to more significant damage and painful tooth infections. A crown is a dental restoration that is designed to treat a damaged tooth. It is a cap-like restoration that resembles a tooth in size and shape. It is made to encompass the entire visible surface of your damaged tooth, working to protect it and restore its functionality.
There are several different materials that can be used for a crown. These materials each have their benefits and disadvantages. Types of materials used for crowns include:
• Metal. Metal is by far the strongest crown material available and is practically indestructible. It requires the least amount of tooth removal before placement, and the material will not harm adjacent teeth. Because it is so strong, it is perfectly suited for t. However, these crowns are silver or gold in color, which makes them stand out.
• Porcelain fused to metal. PFM crowns consist of both metal and porcelain. A metal base surrounds your tooth, providing it with protection. A porcelain coating provides you with a more aesthetic result. While it can provide you with a more natural result, the metal can sometimes be seen through the porcelain.
• Ceramic. Ceramic crowns are the most aesthetic option for restoring damaged teeth. They are made entirely from ceramic, a material that can be made to perfectly match the color of your natural teeth and reflects light like natural enamel. While not as strong as metal, it can withstand most daily wear and tear. These features make it ideal for treating teeth at the front of the mouth.
Placing a crown typically requires two appointments. At your first appointment, we first need to prepare the affected tooth. This process, done under a local anesthetic, involves removing a portion of your tooth enamel so that the crown can fit properly over it. Next, we take an impression of your mouth. The impression is sent to our dental lab, where it is used to design and fabricate your final crown.
It can take up to two weeks for your permanent crown to be completed. While you wait for your second appointment, a temporary crown is placed. This crown functions to protect your tooth in the interim. Once the permanent crown has been completed, we check it to make sure that it fits properly and that your bite is natural before securing it into place with specialized dental cement.
There are many benefits that come with a crown. These include:
• Providing protection for your damaged tooth, preventing further harm.
• Preventing a tooth infection.
• Restoring strength to the tooth, which enables it to function normally.
• Enabling your tooth to remain in its socket, preventing the need for an extraction.
If you have suffered tooth damage, a crown can be an effective treatment for restoring it, giving it back its strength and functionality while protecting it from harm. If you have suffered tooth damage, call Beyond Dental and Implant Center today to find out if a crown is the right solution for you. We serve patients from Dallas TX, Fort Worth TX, Cockrell Hill TX, Mesquite TX, Highland Park TX, Forest Hill TX, Saginaw TX, and White Settlement TX.
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