Porcelain Dental Crowns
All-porcelain dental crowns can provide patients with a beautiful, natural-looking restoration that matches the surrounding teeth while offering exceptional strength and durability to protect a damaged tooth. Dr. Randy Mitchmore in Houston, TX, provides dental crowns crafted by highly skilled technicians using premium materials. As an implantologist, he can also replace a single missing tooth with a custom crown attached to a dental implant.
The Dental Crown Procedure
When you arrive for your appointment, Dr. Mitchmore will examine your teeth and gums. He may also take x-rays of the tooth and roots to determine the extent of damage. From there together you will develop a plan.
The porcelain crown blends in completely with the surrounding teeth, so no one but you and Dr. Mitchmore will ever know it is there.
First, Dr. Mitchmore will carefully remove the decayed and damaged portions of the tooth. Then he will reshape the tooth to accommodate the crown. In some cases, you may require both a filling and a crown to provide the tooth with adequate support. If you need a filling, he will place it before taking impressions of the tooth.
The state-of-the-art dental laboratory will use this impression to create a work of art – your crown. It can take a few weeks for the lab to create your crown, so Dr. Mitchmore will place a temporary crown to protect the tooth in the meantime.
You will return to the office for placement and celebration. Dr. Mitchmore will remove the temporary crown and replace it with the porcelain crown. He will check to ensure the crown feels comfortable and does not disrupt the balance of your bite. Then he will cement the crown in place with a strong adhesive. He will polish the crown for a smooth and lifelike texture.
If you have lost a single tooth, Dr. Mitchmore can replace it with a crown attached to a dental implant. He will first place a titanium prosthetic tooth root into your jawbone, which will become fused to the bone tissue over the next three to six months. When the implant has fully integrated, it will provide incredible support to the crown while preventing the jaw atrophy that follows tooth loss.
Benefits of All-Porcelain Crowns
A dental crown can protect a compromised tooth, preventing further damage while eliminating the need for extraction. In dentistry, it is always preferable to save as much natural tissue as possible, and crowns allow the root of the compromised tooth to continue to play an integral role in the foundation of your smile. Meanwhile, choosing a dentist like Dr. Mitchmore means you can expect that your crown will look absolutely natural and will not compromise the beauty of your smile.
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