Because people can have different experiences with oral health trouble, there is not a single approach for all matters that require restorative dental work. Dental crowns are often used in situations where a person’s tooth needs considerable support. At our McKinney, TX dental practice, we provide custom crowns for our patients, and we can have these restorations crafted with different material types. When durability and strength are particularly important, we can offer metal crowns. If you need work done on a tooth that is more visible when you smile, we can arrange to place a crown made with porcelain or zirconia in order to preserve the way you look.
Dental Crowns Provide Important Support For Vulnerable Teeth
After restorative dental work is completed, you should feel confident that your biting and chewing functions are not compromised by your dental filling or dental crowns. Because they offer more support by covering a tooth completely above your gum line, crowns can be necessary when dental trouble is more severe. When you receive treatment at our practice, we take care to closely measure your tooth, so your crown is the exact right size and shape. You should feel confident when applying bite pressure that your crown will remain in good condition. If you feel that an older crown is no longer capable of contributing to your biting and chewing efforts, it may be due for a replacement.
Arranging The Creation And Placement Of Your Custom Restoration
A crown is only used when a tooth problem is too serious for a dental filling to provide adequate support. During treatment for tooth decay, your dentist will gauge how much support you might require based on how serious your problem with decay became before you came in for your appointment. You can expect to receive a crown if a root canal procedure is required.
During an initial appointment, your dentist will take careful measurements, and do work on your tooth to make space for your restoration. The measurements that are taken will be relied on to create a crown that is comfortable, and looks appropriate in your smile. Once the restoration is ready, you will return to have it secured in position. Once in place, the crown can provide long-term support!
The Benefits To Different Material Types For Your Crown
Metal crowns are effective at absorbing more significant bite pressures placed on your back teeth. Because these teeth are difficult to see, their appearance is not a concern. For dental work that affects teeth that ARE more visible, material types that match the look of dental enamel are available. Porcelain and zirconia can be tinted to match the color of your neighboring teeth, and they can closely imitate the texture of enamel as well.
Talk To Illume Dental About Receiving A Custom Dental Crown
At Illume Dental, our patients can count on quality treatment during any restorative dental work they might receive at our office! If you have questions about our services, or if you want to set up an appointment, our McKinney, TX dental office can be reached at (469) 301-1255.