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Understanding Your Crown Options

Garland TX dentist offers crowns to repair tooth afer injury

In our last blog, we discussed what happens if a tooth needs to be removed. This may be done in cases of severe damage or impact. When damage to the area is less severe, restorations may be done first to save the area. Mai Dental Care in Garland, TX, offers caps to save the structure after a chip, break, or other injury has occurred. This cap can come in a variety of materials depending on the location that needs to be repaired and your needs.

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All Porcelain Crowns

Crowns are tooth-shaped caps used to cover the entire surface of a damaged tooth. The material used for these restorations will depend on the location that needs to be repaired. If you have damaged a highly visible area, all porcelain may be used. This material will be crafted to create a natural-looking structure. They will help your smile appear complete and will allow you to chew and speak comfortably.

In contrast, metal may be used on areas that are not visible when you smile. For instance, if a molar has been damaged, a metal cap may be placed over top to protect and restore it. These are not used on front teeth because they are not discreet.

Porcelain- Fused -To- Metal- Crowns

There is also the option of porcelain fused to metal (PFM) crowns. With this option, the inside is made of metal material, and the outer part is made of porcelain. This helps achieve a strong and highly durable cap while also appearing lifelike. They may be used on visible areas or teeth that do not show. Regardless of the material used, this restoration helps protect your tooth from further damage and restore function to the area so that you can chew and speak comfortably.

Are There Alternatives To Dental Crowns?

These restorations are a helpful way to keep your natural pearly whites healthy and intact. If you do not wish to have a cap placed, the alternative option would be to extract it. This will help prevent an infection from occurring and can alleviate the discomfort that may be caused if your pearly white has been fractured. However, extraction is often used as a last resort in cases of severe damage. After the tooth has been removed, your dentist will likely recommend that it is replaced with a prosthetic. This is to help prevent further tooth loss and help you maintain a complete smile.

Talk To Our Team About This Restoration

You may need a crown if you have harmed a tooth, had root canal treatment, or before having a bridge placed. To find out if this restoration is right for you, schedule an appointment at Mai Dental in Garland, TX, or call us at (972) 530-0552.

Dr. Mai and her team provide excellent patient care to prevent dental conditions from developing. We monitor your smile with checkups and regular cleanings incorporating advanced technology.
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