Crown Materials And Placement
Here at Kevin Nail, DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry we deliver state-of-the-art dental crowns and replacements using our technologically advanced systems and tools manned by dental specialists. Our crown replacement services include the accurate molding and fit of crowned teeth. We do recommend dental crowns as a solution for various dental conditions. This includes cavities that are too large for a filling, a decayed tooth, post root canal treatment, discolored and disfigured dentition, or a cracked tooth.
A crown can also be used as a covering for a weak tooth and to secure the structural position of a dental bridge. These conditions may affect teeth functions and self-confidence if not solved by professional dental restoration.
Stainless steel cover crowns are a common option for protecting the primary tooth. They are mostly used as temporary measures, pending on when the natural tooth takes shape. This option is largely applicable to children’s dental treatments.
Porcelain fused to metal options look more natural compared to the metal crown. They can be treated to match your natural tooth color. The metallic element, however, can be identified as a dark line beneath the porcelain if examined closely. The porcelain fused with metal option is used to strengthen bridges and create sturdy front or back teeth.
Metal options typically include alloys such as platinum, gold, nickel-chromium, and cobalt-chromium. These metal constituents are best for molar replacements as they are durable and resistant to decay, chipping, and all other complications.
Ceramic crowns are best for an all-natural look. They can be color-matched and given a natural shine, making them the most practical option for front teeth. They ensure exact fitting and the best natural appearance.
Dental resins are a durable option, best recommended for immediate replacements. The restorative material plays a key role in fillings and as adhesive to maintain the properties of the patient’s cavity. They are high-maintenance materials and should be cared for in a unique way.
Our goal is to ensure that patients get the best materials to suit their specifications. Some factors that may be put into consideration while deciding what materials are most suitable for patients are gum tissue conditions, the color contrast of the tooth, location and general function of the teeth, the visible set of teeth when one smiles, and the patient's specific preference.
Crown Placement Process
The outer portion of the tooth is shaped in preparation so that the crown can fit properly over it. In some instances, the tooth may require extra procedures to clean areas of decay or oral fillings to support the crown. Next, an impression of the tooth is taken, either by using a mold or by means of a digital tooth scanner. The impression is fabricated into a custom-fit permanent crown.
Typically, the permanent crown is fixed and adjustments made on a second visit. If the color, shape, and fit are satisfactory then we proceed to cement it in place.
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We ensure a great fitting and maximum satisfaction for all dental procedures. For more information about our services, call our expert team at Kevin Nail, DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry at (281) 550-9054 today!