Fix a Broken, Weak, and Misshapen Tooth with Crowning
Dental crowns are a wonderful option to improve the strength of teeth that have a weakness such as small fractures or broken/chipped areas. There is a reason that crowns are one of the most common procedures in all of dentistry.
What to expect when getting a new crown
When we place a new crown, it replaces and wraps around the entire exterior of a tooth. This protects the interior structure of the tooth, which includes the nerve and the root. Delivering the highest quality crown requires two visits, because we want our excellent lab to be involved in fabricating your restoration with the highest standards. At the first visit, the weak part of the tooth is removed, and the tooth is cleaned and sterilized. An impression of the tooth will be carefully taken and sent to our lab. A well-fitting and comfortable temporary crown will be fabricated over your tooth immediately after the impression to protect it while your permanent crown is being made at our lab. At the second visit, we will precisely bond in your permanent crown.
A crown can be used to repair any of the following issues:
Broken or fractured tooth
Misshapen, short, brittle, or weak tooth
Large area of decay in a tooth
A weak tooth following a root canal procedure
Types of Crowns
Here at Advanced Dentistry of Amarillo, we offer two types of dental crowns:
High-grade aesthetic all-porcelain crowns. These crowns are typically used in highly visible areas of the mouth such as the front teeth. They can be bonded in with a high strength bond and typically last 10+ years.
Zirconia crowns. Zirconia is a newer dental material with incredibly high flexural strength. This means that these new crowns perform exceptionally well on back teeth, or teeth that hit with heavy force upon biting. They are more opaque than all-porcelain crowns, but advances in the science of zirconia have rendered these crowns very natural looking as well.
All-porcelain crowns have a stronger bond to the remaining tooth structure underneath, while zirconia crowns perform better in high-force areas of the mouth. This is why Dr. Miller and Dr. Esler spend so much time researching the newest materials and deeply understand the science and the art of placing these restorations, in order to give you the best result!
To learn more about our cosmetic dentistry services, contact our office and request a consultation.
Advanced Dentistry of Amarillo is proud to serve patients in Amarillo, Canyon, Dalhart and the surrounding Texas Panhandle.