Dental Crowns in Corpus Christi
Our dentists, Dr. Jason Packard and Dr. Art Boss at Boss Dental Care in Corpus Christi are experienced in fixing porcelain dental crowns. No one will be able to identify whether you are wearing one and you would still be able to enjoy your routine activities like eating and smiling more confidently than ever before. The porcelain dental crowns at Boss Dental Care are not only made to fit your teeth, but are custom designed for each patient as well.
What are all-porcelain crowns?
All-porcelain crowns are a better cosmetic option when too much tooth structure is missing due to decay, root canals, or previous fillings.
Unlike the veneer, the crown covers the entire circumference of the tooth giving it maximum strength and structural integrity. By using crowns made entirely of porcelain, we can achieve maximum esthetics and life like qualities such as translucency.
Why Do I Need a Crown?
You may not need a crown. You need one if your tooth has been damaged to the point where you can no longer bite or chew the way that you should be able to. You might want a crown if your tooth has been damaged in such a way that it has become unsightly and you no longer feel confident smiling the way you once did.
There are different reasons for opting for dental crowns such as having cracked or broken teeth, discolored teeth or cosmetic reasons. The good news is that our dentists at Boss Dental Care in Corpus Christi recommend porcelain dental crowns as the best treatment option in restorative dentistry. This is because it is matched with the natural color of your teeth and is also suitable for people who have metal allergies. Also, porcelain crowns can be used for back and front teeth.
Why Can’t I Get a Crown?
There are not all that many circumstances in which you actually can’t get a crown. However, if more than two-thirds of your tooth has been damaged, a crown may not be possible. In such situations, a dental implant may be the better solution. Crowning is a sophisticated medical procedure and is only initiated after a thorough dental examination of the oral cavity. No two teeth can be said to have the same issue and depends on the discretion of the doctor to suggest whether a crown is necessary or not.
Will I Be Walking Around With a Broken Tooth?
If you don’t get a crown, then the answer is indisputably, yes. If you are a candidate for a crown though and you are simply waiting to have one installed, the answer is no. Your dentist will provide you with a temporary crown so that you will be able to eat and smile the same way you would if you already had a fully functional tooth.
What Type of Crown is Best?
Perhaps you have a grandparent who wants you to look at his or her gold crown. They will tell you that those crowns are better because of course, they are made from a very valuable material! And yes, the material is valuable. It is also soft and vulnerable to damage. Modern dental crowns are made out of composite materials that resemble your natural tooth, both in appearance and function and they are indisputably the best type of crown.
How Long Do Crowns Last?
Crowns, properly cared for, will last a very long time. You still should make sure that you brush and floss every day and visit your dental office for regular check-ups and cleanings. Even though your crowns will not decay, you can still be vulnerable to gum disease and if gum disease takes hold, your crowns can be compromised and could even fail.
How Did I Get a Cavity on a Crown, I thought That Was Impossible?
It is impossible. Crowns are not made from living material and they are impervious to decay. You can, however, get a cavity in the underlying tooth. Usually, it occurs down around the gum line. When that happens, your crown can fail. That is why it is so important to take care of your teeth even after your crowns are installed.
How Are Dental Crowns Fitted?
First, the affected tooth has to be cleaned, the decay removed and the tooth reshaped using a small drill. By reshaping the tooth, the dentist will be able to design a crown for you that completely fits the tooth. After reshaping, the dentist will take an impression of your teeth using dental wax. This impression is then sent to the dental laboratory where it serves as a blueprint for your new dental crown.
Until it’s ready, the dentist will give you a temporary crown to wear for 2 weeks. On your second visit, the dentist will fit your new dental crown. The dentist will then check its alignment and whether it fits on your tooth. After this, the dentist will fix the crown with dental cement. When you leave our premises, you will have a confident, bright and beautiful smile.
How to Clean Dental Crowns
Our dentists Dr. Jason Packard and Dr. Art Boss at Boss Dental Care recommend the following to maintain life of your dental crowns:
- Cleaning your teeth after each meal
- Using a brush or dental floss for cleaning
- Avoiding using hard toothbrushes
- Paying a visit to the dentist for professional cleaning of crowns at least twice a year
If you have problems with functionality or the appearance of your teeth, contact Boss Dental Care in Corpus Christi, TX. You can reach us at 361-992-7551, or use the form on our Contact Us page to book an appointment.
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