Dental crowns are artificial teeth that we use to restore the normal functioning of your chipped, broken, or discolored teeth. Crowns act and feel like natural teeth. They are both restorative and cosmetic procedures that not only improve your smile but tooth functionality too.
This restorative procedure has an elaborate history. Many types of crowns are available to suit your needs, owing to the growing dental advancements.
What are the Types of Dental Crowns?
- Porcelain or Ceramic Crowns
They make the most sought-after choice as they resemble your natural teeth, and nobody can ever spot the difference between your natural teeth and restoration.
In some cases, metal is infused under porcelain which provides better strength and durability to the crown.
It is an unpopular type of crown, but they are stronger than other types. However, they are used only for the rear teeth due to their displeasing appearance.
Sometimes, high-quality metal alloys like platinum or gold alloys, chromium or nickel alloys, and other options are used to offer extra strength to the crowns and protect them from chipping.
Stainless steel crowns are used solely for temporary purposes while you wait for your permanent dental crowns.
What is the Procedure of Dental Crowns?
During your first visit, we will examine your dental health and take X-rays to ascertain the condition and position of your teeth requiring restoration. If the teeth have decayed, we will perform a root canal and remove the infection. We will file the area to create space for the crown and take impressions of your teeth for molds.
It may take 2-3 weeks for your crowns to get ready. We will place temporary crowns to cover the space. The second visit involves placing the temporary crowns. We will make the required adjustments and fit the crown.
What are the Benefits of Crowns?
- Dental crowns restore the shape and size of the teeth that have undergone a root canal because of tooth decay.
- Crowns cover your chipped and broken teeth from accident or injury and decrease the pain.
- They also provide structural support to other restorations like dental bridges.
- Dental crowns are a long-term solution to your problem of chipped and broken teeth. If maintained properly, they last for 15 years. Sometimes, they may even last a lifetime.
- Depending upon your budget and requirements, there are many types of dental crowns to choose from.
To find out more about the dental services we offer at Primary Dental Clinic, Midland, TX, call (432) 570-7080 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 4519 N Garfield St., Suite 16A, Midland, TX 79705.