What are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are a type of dental restoration that completely covers the visible portion of a tooth. It is made of metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM), or all-ceramic material and is shaped like a tooth. It is cemented over the existing tooth to restore its function and appearance. Crowns can be used to restore a broken or worn down tooth, protect a weakened tooth from further damage, and to hold a dental bridge in place.
Dr. Booth is able to provide all types of crowns and fixed bridges using a variety of the latest materials. This includes using the in-office CEREC scanning and porcelain milling technology as well as the latest metal-free, super hard full contour zirconia crowns and fixed bridges. Dr. Booth only uses the top U.S. laboratories so you can be assured you are getting the highest quality of materials and service.
CEREC 3D technology is an innovative form of dentistry that uses a computerized design unit to create a 3D image of the damaged tooth that is then used as a template to craft a high quality porcelain replacement. A huge benefit of this new technology is that the crown can be designed, crafted and fitted in one sitting, saving both time and money. Furthermore, it has the added advantage of allowing for only one anesthetic injection.
The Dental Crown Procedure
The dental crown procedure usually requires two appointments. The first appointment involves doing an initial preparation of the tooth by removing any decay and shaping it to make room for the crown. An impression is taken to create an exact replica of the teeth so that the new crown fits perfectly. Once this has been done, a temporary crown is placed to protect the prepared tooth until the permanent crown is ready.
At the second appointment, the dentist will remove the temporary crown and check that the permanent one fits properly. If everything looks good, it is then cemented in place and you can go home with your new restored smile.
Dental Crown Aftercare
It is important to practice good oral hygiene after getting dental crowns. Regular brushing, flossing and visiting your dentist for regular check-ups can help keep your crowns in top condition and preserve their longevity. If you notice any signs of discomfort or irritation after the placement of a crown, contact your dentist right away.
How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?
Typically, dental crowns can last for up to 15 to 30 years with proper care. Factors such as the type of material used, oral hygiene habits, and grinding or clenching your teeth can have an effect on how long a dental crown lasts. Regular checkups with your dentist are also important to ensure that your crown continues to fit properly and to check for any signs of wear or decay.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns offer a variety of benefits to patients who need them. Crowns can improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored, or misaligned. They also provide strength and durability against wear or breakage. Additionally, they can be used to replace large amounts of tooth structure lost due to trauma or decay. By having a crown fitted, it can restore the ability to speak properly. Chewing food is another problem for sufferers of damaged teeth. Crowns improve the ability to chew efficiently and will allow you to continue enjoying your favorite foods. It will also protect the damaged tooth from further decay. Lastly, they can provide support for dental implants and bridges.
Dental Crown Repairs
When using a lower quality crown, you will eventually need to get it repaired. Damaged crowns can be replaced with newer, more modern dental materials. You’ll find that our repairs won’t just replace the crown and restore the tooth’s appearance: we’ll improve it. You’ll hardly be able to tell that your tooth has a crown, as we use ceramic material that is virtually indistinguishable from your natural tooth.
Does Dental Insurance Cover Crowns in Austin, TX?
Most dental insurance plans in Texas cover at least a portion of the cost of crowns as they can be a necessary part of maintaining good oral health. However, it is important to check with your specific insurance provider to determine exactly what your plan covers and how much you can expect to pay out-of-pocket for your treatment.
Overall, dental crowns are a safe and reliable way to restore the function and appearance of your teeth. Silver Screen Dental provides dental crowns in North Austin using the latest technology and high-quality materials. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
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