A crown (or cap) is a covering that superficially covers the entire tooth, restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations. Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth-colored crowns) are the most popular, because they resemble your natural teeth. They are highly recommended and will last for many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color of your teeth which will give you a beautiful, natural, long-lasting smile.
The duration of any dental treatment depends on several factors, such as the patient's own characteristics and hygiene habits.
However, we can state that ceramic crowns are a long-term treatment. In fact, they usually last around 15 to 20 years.
Despite the fact that, a priori, crowns made only of ceramic have more advantages, the truth is that metal-porcelain crowns may be recommended in certain cases.
For example, if the crown is to be placed at the back of the mouth, it may be a good option to choose metal-porcelain.
In dental clinics, the materials most commonly used to make crowns are porcelain - also called ceramic - and metal-porcelain.
The choice between one material and the other is fundamentally based on the type of tooth on which the crown is to be placed.
We use Porcelain Crowns to improve the esthetics and function of teeth when the degree of destruction of the tooth is sufficient so that a conservative treatment such as porcelain veneers or other partial reconstruction is not enough to restore the tooth. Specifically, we especially recommend this type of treatment on the following occasions:
At Prestigious Smiles, we use dental crown porcelain for the following oral conditions:
Before manufacturing the dental crown, it is necessary to reduce the size of the tooth between 0.2mm and 1.5mm depending on the manufacturing material so that the crown fits correctly on top of the tooth, in addition to reducing the size of the tooth, the milling also helps us to eliminate some defects of defective enamel or some stains. Once the desired tooth shape has been achieved, a temporary crown will be placed.
After this first phase, the experts at our dental clinic will take an impression of your teeth, which will be sent to the dental technicians' laboratory and from which the technicians will make a model (reproduction of the tooth) specifically for the crown. In this way, we ensure that the new dental piece is specially designed according to your needs and will be perfectly adhered to the tooth. Once the porcelain crown has been created, we will proceed to place it on the tooth to restore it to the desired color and shape.
We invite you to schedule a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Zarghouni, to get all your oral concerns addressed at the earliest. Please call Dentist in Houston TX at (281) 880-6666 or reach out through online consultation and we’ll be happy to help.
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