Dental crowns are made from tooth-colored ceramic material, which offers several excellent features. Crowns are highly versatile dental appliances used to restore teeth to their original contour, structural stability, and functionality. Crowns can be fabricated with ease according to the shape of your teeth and bonded precisely to them, which would take no more than two visits to the dentist’s practice.
Why choose dental crowns?
- Crowns are made from highly durable material that doesn’t undergo a lot of wear, much like natural enamel. This allows dental crowns to last for a long time as good as new.
- Crowns can be customized as required to match the exact aesthetics of the adjoining teeth. You can talk or smile with confidence, as the crown would stay absolutely indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
- Crowns can be used to protect weak, damaged, or worn-out teeth from enduring further damage. They cover such teeth completely and protect them from external trauma.
- Crowns restore oral functionality, as you’ll be able to bite and chew food effectively without any hassle.
- Crowns are highly versatile. They can be used for various cosmetic and restorative purposes.
- Dental-grade ceramic used to fabricate dental crowns are resistant to staining.
What is the procedure for placing dental crowns?
It would take at least two visits to the dentist’s practice to get conventional crowns done. If the dentist has CEREC, crowns can be fabricated and bonded to the teeth in a matter of a few hours during the same consultation.
The procedure for placing conventional crowns would begin with a thorough diagnosis of the mouth to check the condition and determine its severity. The dentist will take a highly precise digital scan and x-ray of the mouth to get a better view of the tooth and check for damage. A thin layer of enamel will be meticulously shaved off to make space for the crown. A digital mold of the prepared tooth will be created to be used as a reference for fabricating the restoration in a dental laboratory. It would take a few days for the crown to be made, during which we will place a temporary crown on the tooth to protect its surface.
During the next visit, we will remove the temporary crown and clean the tooth surface thoroughly. It will be etched with an etching solution, which allows the crown to stay firmly attached to it. We will bond the crown to the tooth using dental adhesives after confirming its contour. A bite test will be taken, and the crown will be polished to improve its luster.
Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Alvarez by calling us at 210-396-7667 or reaching us through an online query, and we’ll be happy to guide you further.