Restoring the Health and Integrity of Your Teeth
Some tooth problems can be addressed without having to change much of the tooth’s healthy, natural structure. For instance, a chipped or lightly cracked tooth might be restored with conservative tooth bonding, which doesn’t require much tooth preparation to perform. However, other conditions could call for more involved restoration, such as capping the tooth with a custom-designed dental crown. A dental crown is a replica of your healthy, natural tooth, and is designed to be bonded in place over the tooth’s visible portion (also called the crown). Made from a variety of materials, modern crowns can be designed to address your specific needs with optimal comfort and long-lasting results.
Types of Modern Dental Crowns
Because a dental crown completely covers your tooth, it has to be able to serve several different functions at once. For instance, to remain intact and fully restore your bite, it has to be able to successfully withstand the repeated pressure of your bite. That’s why some crowns are crafted out of highly durable gold or porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM), especially for back teeth that withstand the most bite pressure. Your crown may also have a significant impact on your smile’s appearance, which is why we may recommend full porcelain (E-Max) or zirconia crowns, which are virtually indistinguishable from your natural tooth structure.
A Second Chance for Your Tooth with a Crown
Their ability to completely cap and restore teeth makes modern dental crowns one of the more versatile and effective restorative dental treatments. For more information, schedule a visit with us by calling Cederberg Dental in Dallas, TX, today at 214-348-7090. We also proudly serve patients who live in Lake Highlands, Plano, Rockwall, Carrollton, Grand Prairie, and all surrounding communities.