Dental Crowns in Houston, TX
Smile Unique Dental and Orthodontics offers high-quality dental crowns in Houston, TX for patients requiring this restorative dental procedure. Call us at (832) 391-8660 for a consultation.
What Are Dental Crowns?
You can think of a dental crown as a cap for your tooth. They are fabricated from a durable material and color-matched with your existing teeth. This allows them to blend in and offer a seamless, natural appearance.
Their purpose is to protect a damaged tooth, sealing off the sensitive inner nerves and blood vessels. In addition, they also restore the tooth’s natural shape and size, allowing you to use it as you would normally for daily activities such as talking, biting and chewing.
Your dentist cements the crown over the damaged tooth to secure it and prevent it from coming loose.
How Is The Procedure Performed?
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What Are They Made Of?
These crowns are the least expensive, both to construct and to have fitted. The drawback is that they are not as durable as other materials, and may break easily under too much force. This makes them a suitable option for people who use their teeth more gently.
A durable, long-lasting option that incorporates caps made of porcelain. This offers a natural appearance that doesn’t compromise on resilience.
Crowns made of metal are the strongest and most durable, enduring greater wear for a longer period of time, and capable of withstanding strong bite forces. They are also slightly easier to install because the tooth requires less filing down during the fitment, which can decrease pain and save time.
All-ceramic or all-porcelain
These are a good choice of material for people who are allergic to certain metals, with the only disadvantage being a loss in durability compared to crowns fabricated with metal components. They offer a natural appearance that mimics your existing teeth closely, but are more likely to chip. Because of this, they are most suitable for front teeth, where their appearance counts and they are unlikely to sustain the majority of the force of biting and chewing.
Porcelain fused to metal
A combination that offers the natural appearance of porcelain with the strength of metal. A porcelain crown is fused atop the metal part that attaches directly to the tooth for rigidity. However, it may not be suitable for people with strong bites, as porcelain is likely to chip.