Dental Crowns, or Porcelain Crowns
A natural dental crown (your original tooth) is made of white enamel on the outside and yellow dentin supporting the enamel beneath it. A dental crown sometimes called a cap, replaces missing or damaged natural tooth structure with tooth-colored materials like porcelain and/or metals such as gold.
Do I need a Dental Crown?
When a natural dental crown is severely damaged or weakened by decay, fracture, large fillings or root canal therapy it needs the strength and protection of a dental crown. A weakened or damaged tooth that lacks a strong foundation and the protection of a strong dental crown may break in a way that renders it non-restorable and the tooth will have to be extracted. Dental crowns are used to cover and protect teeth from breaking as a post root canal treatment when there isn’t enough natural dental crown structure left to hold a filling or make the tooth strong enough.
A dental crown can also hold together a cracked tooth or support and strengthen a natural dental crown that is part of a dental bridge. Dental crowns help preserve the natural function and position of the teeth. Dental crowns can also serve a combined cosmetic and restorative purpose when they cover dental implants or correct problems with tooth size, color and shape.
There are Three Basic Types of Dental Crowns
- All porcelain crowns
- Porcelain fused to metal dental crowns and
- All metal dental crowns.
The design and placement of your new dental crown is typically accomplished within 2-3 weeks. During your placement appointment Dr. Prida will perform the quality assurance check. He will evaluate the accuracy of fit, functional compatibility and color match with the surrounding teeth. Adjustments, if necessary, will be made and your dental crown will be polished. Once this has been completed to Dr. Prida’s satisfaction you will evaluate the fit, feel and appearance of your new dental crown. Then Dr. Prida will cement your new dental crown onto your natural tooth. Schedule your appointment today.
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We welcome you to come in for a New Patient Exam & Cleaning and receive a comprehensive oral exam, X-rays, consultation and more. Call 214-613-1500 to schedule your visit today. Your exam includes:
- Comprehensive oral exam
- Any necessary X-rays
- Consultation with the doctor
- Healthy mouth cleaning*
- Oral cancer screening
*For new patients only. In the absence of gum disease (must have a healthy mouth).