Dental Crowns

Restore those damaged teeth with Dental Crowns in Houston, Texas!

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is a cover or a cap that is placed over a tooth that has been damaged or decayed. Over time, teeth can wear down, break, or become disfigured to the point where a simple filling can't adequately repair it. In these cases, a crown will save and even add strength to your damaged tooth.

Why should I get a dental crown?

Crowns help protect weak teeth from breaking and can be used to hold together parts of a cracked tooth. If you have a broken or worn down tooth, a crown can help restore your tooth back to its normal look and function. Crowns can cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn't a lot of tooth left. And finally, crowns are used for cosmetic purposes – for instance, cover misshapen or severely discolored teeth.

What are the benefits of crowns?

For the most part, crowns help restore the functionality of your mouth by helping you maintain your normal chewing function. They also have some financial benefits. Crowns can help save you money down the road by preventing more expensive and invasive treatment like root canals, extractions, or dental implants. Lastly, it helps with appearance. Crowns can help boost your confidence by improving the look for your teeth. Here at Smiles of Memorial, we use the most advanced materials available to create crowns that look so natural you won't be able to distinguish them from a real tooth. Our zirconia crowns are stronger than traditional porcelain and eliminates the need for metal. In addition, the material is less bulky and shapes easily to form a realistic shape of a tooth.

Porcelain Crowns

At Smiles of Memorial, Dr. Dernick recommends porcelain crowns for patients that are restoring their front teeth or for patients that have a metal allergy. A full porcelain crown creates a translucent appearance that mimics the appearance of a natural tooth. However, if you are receiving a restoration on your back or middle teeth, porcelain crowns are not recommended. Porcelain crowns are not as durable as traditional ceramic crowns and may break easier from everyday activities. Further, a porcelain crown is more complex to make and place; therefore; it has a higher price tag than a traditional crown. Many Houstonian patients prefer porcelain crowns compared to traditional ceramic crowns because of their beautiful natural appearance. If you need a crown in on your front teeth, contact Smiles of Memorial today for more information.
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