When you have a substantial problem with a tooth, such as a crack or chip, or advanced tooth decay, then you may need a restoration. To ensure a lifelike and long-lasting repair, we may create your restoration with porcelain. In today’s blog, your Garland, TX, dentist will look at the benefits offered by our porcelain dental crowns.
Creating Your Crown
We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach, and each restoration we create is custom-made for your smile. We first examine the tooth in question to make sure a crown is the best choice. If so, then we will carefully remove a small amount of outer structure. Next, we take detailed impressions of the tooth, and use the information gathered to design and fabricate the restoration. When it’s complete, we will check the fit and make any necessary adjustments. The final step involves placing it with a powerful bonding agent, securing it for potentially decades to come!
A Lifelike and Durable Material
We use porcelain because the material absorbs bite forces, meaning it provides a durable chewing surface for our patients, and can withstand the constant pressure all teeth must endure. The material is also stain-resistant and translucent like natural enamel. The material is hypoallergenic, meaning it prevents sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks and is safe for people of all ages! We have the ability to tint it as well, which means we ensure it blends with the rest of your smile seamlessly. We want you to feel proud to smile!
A crown is often placed to treat teeth suffering from advanced decay or infection, or to repair minor or major cracks, chips, or breakage. We also provide length to teeth worn down due to teeth grinding and clenching, known as bruxism. Placement could correct issues with the shape and color of the teeth too! If you have missing teeth, then we could again help, using the custom-made restoration to secure a dental bridge, or even restore a single tooth dental implant. As you see, they offer a wide array of cosmetic and restorative potential.
The PFM Alternative
The rear teeth must endure greater bite forces and pressures, which is why dentists often place metal options, such as gold or silver, on these teeth. We also have a more durable option that still looks natural! Porcelain-fused-to-metal offers the strength of an all-metal restoration, but with the lifelike appearance of an all-porcelain crown.
Do You Have Questions About Restoring Smiles?
We’re ready to transform your smile and treat common restorative concerns. To learn more about restorative dentistry, then schedule a consultation by calling Mai Dentistry in Garland, TX, today at 972-530-0552. For our patients who don’t speak English, our office is fluent in both Spanish and Vietnamese.