Porcelain Crown Corinth TX
Breaks, chippings, fractures, decay, and discolorations can impact the health, function, and look of your teeth. At Loretto Family Dentistry, we have various treatment options available to help fix such damages and flaws. Dental crowns are a versatile solution that we utilize to correct many problems. We can fix a damaged tooth, straighten a crooked or misshapen one, or repair decay with a dental crown.
What Is a Porcelain Crown?
Crowns are cap-like coverings that dentists use to protect, strengthen, rebuild, and repair teeth. They work to reinstate the strength, function, health, and look of a tooth. Our dentist places a dental crown over your damaged, decayed, or discolored tooth to fix these concerns. There are different crowns for teeth, ranging from metal crowns to porcelain combined with metal to all-porcelain, zirconia, and all-resin. Porcelain crowns are crafted of porcelain or ceramic material and are a preferred choice because they last longer and can be color-matched with natural teeth to give a natural look to the smile.
Issues We Fix With Dental Crowns
Our dentist can resolve numerous structural and cosmetic concerns in teeth using porcelain crowns. We repair enamel decay, strengthen teeth after root canals, straighten misshapen teeth, and elongate short and worn-out teeth. We also brighten discolored teeth that have not responded to typical whitening procedures. Whether it is an aesthetic issue, tooth functionality, or damage to a tooth, crowns may come in handy in resolving them, particularly when options like veneers and fillings cannot resolve the issues.
The Process of Getting Porcelain Crowns
On the first appointment, we non-invasively prep the tooth using special tools to provide enough room for the crown to sit and fit securely. In situations where parts of the tooth are decayed, we place a filling material intended to rebuild the tooth so that it can adequately support the crown. If a substantial amount of enamel is to be filed down, we administer an anesthetic to prevent pain and discomfort.
Our dentist makes teeth impressions to utilize them during the crown fabrication. We affix a temporary crown, often fabricated of resin that serves you until you get your lasting porcelain crown.
The last visit entails getting the temporary crowns removed and the new, permanent ones placed. Our dentist checks for the fit, color, and shape to see that it matches properly with the other teeth and that the tooth sits properly. If everything is okay, the dentist goes ahead and cements the new crown onto the tooth with a special dental cement. You now have your new, natural-looking restoration in place.
Aftercare for Porcelain Crowns
Some patients may have sensitivity in the area where the crown is mounted; therefore, sticking to soft foods is advisable. Avoid biting on hard and chewy foods since they can dislodge or damage the crown. Brushing and flossing are crucial for lengthening the lifespan of the crowns and protecting your teeth and gums. Remember to see the dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings. You can expect your porcelain crowns to last 5 to 15 years.
Talk to our dentist at Loretto Family Dentistry if you believe that your dental problems require crown placement. After evaluation, we will tell you if a crown is the best choice. Call us at (940) 287-3535 to schedule your consultation appointment.
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