The embarrassment and discomfort of chipped, broken, or misshapen teeth can be completely renovated with a simple, two-visit crown procedure at Dr. Nick's White & Healthy Dentistry in Tampa, Florida.
Dental crowns are an appropriate and permanent solution if you are looking to restore your tooth's shape, function, and appearance. If your tooth has a large metal filling, over time, the biting and chewing forces can cause significant portions of your tooth to break off. This condition can cause sharp and consistent pain, besides adversely impacting the health of the neighboring teeth.
What Is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a restorative appliance that fits completely over the top surface of your damaged tooth. They help replace the lost portions of the impaired tooth as well as protecting the remaining dental structure. Dental crowns are fabricated from various materials, including ceramic, porcelain fused to metal, gold, and zirconia.
How Can Dental Crowns Help?
A crown may be prescribed for you to reinstate and protect a tooth that is decayed, worn, cracked, or broken, strengthen a tooth after an extensive filling, safeguards a tooth after a root canal treatment, become part of a dental implant restoration, support a dental bridge or other prosthetic devices in place and also Improve your smile by concealing a misshapen or severely discolored tooth.
Types of Dental Crown
Dr. Nicholas M. Kavouklis will recommend the best type of crown for your dental needs based on the placement and structure of the tooth or implant that requires protection.
There are three types of crowns. Each type has its qualities and features:
Porcelain crowns are solid, stable, and highly resistant to wear and tear. These crowns provide a higher level of biocompatibility because they do not contain any metals. A porcelain crown that resembles your natural tooth can be color-matched to the rest of your teeth and is a brilliant choice for front teeth.
Metal signifies endurance and durability. A metal crown may be suggested for back teeth where the biting and chewing forces are at their peak. They rarely chip or break, and need minimal removal of tooth structure.
- Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal Crowns
Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns offer the unique benefits of a natural tooth color surface and the strength of metal for its core structure. While this type of crown has several advantages, it requires the removal of more tooth enamel than other crowns. As a result, there is an increased amount of patient discomfort during the treatment procedure.
If you want to know more about dental crowns, visit us at Dr. Nick's White & Healthy Dentistry at 4010 W. State Street, Tampa, FL 33609, or call us at (813) 445-7162 and schedule an appointment.