At Canyon Creek Family Dentistry of Richardson, we partner with our Richardson dental patients to keep their smiles whole and healthy with regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings. Unfortunately, even the best preventive dental routine may not be enough to avoid every case of dental damage. When tooth decay or dental damage does occur, our team is here to help with high-quality dental crowns. They’ll fully repair your damaged smile while preserving the maximum amount of healthy tooth structure. If you’d like to find out whether or not you could benefit from this restorative service, continue reading or make an appointment with our friendly team today!
Dental crowns are restorations that fit over the top of a damaged tooth. They’re used to repair severely damaged teeth to their full form and function while protecting the remaining healthy tooth structure from damage. These restorations can be crafted from a number of materials each with its own benefits and disadvantages.
Gold dental crowns offer superior durability, making them ideal for back teeth, but since they do not resemble natural tooth structure, they may not be a good option for front teeth. Porcelain fused with metal crowns look more natural and have the added strength of metal, but they will need to be replaced more often as the porcelain layer is worn down. All ceramic crowns retain a completely natural look throughout the lifetime of the restoration, and with superior materials and milling methods available today, they are a long-lasting solution that works well for many patients.
In many cases, dental crowns are placed over the course of two dental appointments. We begin by preparing the tooth or teeth in question. A thin layer of enamel is removed to ensure the restoration fits properly when placed. Then, impressions are captured and sent to a trusted dental laboratory. They’ll use them to handcraft your custom, high-quality dental crown. While your permanent restoration is made, your smile will be protected with a temporary one.
Once we receive the final crown from the lab, you’ll return to exchange your temporary restoration for the permanent one. It’ll fully restore the health and function of your smile, preventing additional oral health concerns, uneven dental wear, and strain on the jaw joints that can lead to TMJ dysfunction. Before you leave, we’ll show you how to properly care for your new smile so you can enjoy it for years to come!
By choosing to get a dental crown in Richardson, you can expect to enjoy the following incredible benefits: