You may need dental crowns for numerous restorative or cosmetic purposes. You may need them to cover up damaged or discolored teeth, protect a weakened tooth after a root canal, or even replace a missing tooth. At Energy Dental, we use the latest CEREC technology to create in-office dental crowns using tooth-colored materials. You can essentially walk out of the dental clinic the same day with a beautifully healthy and symmetrical smile.
What are dental crowns?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped (and sometimes tooth-colored) cap attached to an existing tooth or dental implant. Your existing tooth is filed down to a small stub, over which the dental crown fits easily and securely. As such, the dental crown essentially replaces the external, visible components of your teeth, giving you a perfect, healthy, stain-free smile. You may receive dental crowns for numerous reasons, such as improving the appearance and functionality of damaged, discolored, chipped, or broken teeth.
We offer tooth-colored crowns
Dental crowns are available in numerous materials, including gold, alloys, silver amalgams, composite resin, porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and more. However, we generally provide ceramic or porcelain dental crowns because they look and feel like natural teeth. Porcelain has the same texture and properties as enamel, so it looks indistinguishable from your natural teeth. We also take precise impressions of your existing teeth to color-match the crowns. We ensure that your dental restoration improves your smile and confidence.
The benefits of
- Cost-effective dental restoration
- Improve overall confidence
- Protect damaged or cracked teeth
- Replace discolored teeth
- Restore teeth with large cavities
- Improve overall cosmetic appearance
- Restore optimal bite force and alignment
- Look indistinguishable from natural teeth
Maintenance tips for dental crowns:
- Floss and brush all of your teeth regularly
- Don’t use your teeth to open packages or other objects
- Don’t use your teeth to hold or carry objects
- Don’t bite hard objects, such as pens, popcorn kernels, or ice
- Wear a mouthguard while playing sports
- Wear a nightguard if you suffer from bruxism or teeth grinding
- Go for regular dental cleanings and checkups
A dental crown can protect the underlying tooth from considerable damage. However, the area where the crown meets the gum line has micro-spaces that may leave the tooth vulnerable to bacterial infection. Bacteria may also enter through small cracks and fissures on the dental crown due to damage. You must observe the aforementioned maintenance tips to minimize the risk of bacterial decay and ensure your crown’s longevity.
Energy Dental is a state-of-the-art dental clinic specializing in same-day dental restoration. We use cutting-edge CEREC technologies to produce in-office dental crowns in one appointment, allowing you to walk out with the perfect smile. We also design the ideal crowns according to your overall goals and facial anatomy, restoring optimal proportionality to your smile. Please schedule an appointment to explore your dental crown options in Houston, TX.