Dental decay can progress to a point where teeth are at risk of breaking completely. There are cases where severe tooth damage is caused and procedures like fillings are not a great treatment option. In these cases, dental crowns are the best choice. Tooth crowns are superior full-tooth repair options. Spring Green Family Dental offers modern dental crowns at our dental practice in Katy, TX.
What is a dental crown?
The easiest way to think about dental or tooth crowns is to think of them as caps for your teeth. They are designed to cover and protect damaged teeth. Aesthetically it restores the look of the tooth, functionally it serves as a shield from further damage and dental decay. Dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials including:
- Ceramic or Porcelain Crowns
These options are visually appealing as they give a close match to a patient’s natural tooth color. If you suffer from metal allergies ceramic or porcelain crowns may be ideal.
- Resin Crowns
Resin crowns tend to be the least expensive option when considering tooth crowns. While they very closely resemble natural teeth, they tend to wear down at a quicker pace.
- Metal Crowns
Metal crowns can be made out of gold, nickel, palladium, and chromium. This option tends to be the most durable, they rarely chip. But their metallic color is very noticeable within the mouth.
- Porcelain-metal Fusion Crowns
This option combines the benefits of both metal and porcelain crowns. The porcelain material offers a more natural look. While the metal base offers durability. There are instances where the metal base may outlive the porcelain cap.
Revitalize Cracked or Damaged Teeth
Dental crowns can protect damaged teeth and provide the necessary strength to withstand chewing. In many cases, a portion of tooth material needs to be removed to accommodate the dental cap. An impression of the tooth is used to create a mold for the tooth crown. While the custom crown is being made, a temporary crown is made on-site and placed for protection. When your custom crown is ready, we will replace the temporary crown with it. Your new crown will look and function just like a natural tooth.
Let Spring Green Family Dental revitalize your smile. Contact us to schedule an appointment.