Porcelain Dental Crowns Dallas, TX
Are you self-conscious about your smile due to cracked, broken, decayed, or worn teeth? Porcelain crowns bring back your healthy, natural-looking smile. Sometimes injury or disease results in damaged teeth. A filling can restore a small defect in a tooth, but a crown is the most durable way to restore any tooth with extensive damage.
Porcelain crowns were once commonly referred to as "caps." After some preparation to the underlying tooth, a porcelain crown is positioned over the tooth and secured. Crowns allow you to retain your natural underlying structure, while giving you a complete, fully-functional smile. Porcelain crowns look completely natural and can correct bite problems, spaces between teeth, and the angulations of teeth. They can also be used to permanently replace missing teeth as part of a bridge or over a dental implant.
CEREC Single Visit Crowns
With CEREC technology, your crowns could be completed in a single visit. CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, and is a technology we offer that includes CAD/CAM and 3D technologies. The porcelain materials the machine uses closely resemble natural tooth structure and are matched for color as well as composition. The CEREC machine is convenient because not only does it create restorations while you wait, it also negates the need for messy impressions. The computer technology stores a 3D image of your tooth then uses this data to approximate the restoration shape by comparing it to surrounding teeth. Dr. Hamlett then uses his expertise and training to refine the model and sends the design to a milling unit that manufactures the restoration from a solid block of ceramic.
Dental Crowns VS Dental Implants
While dental crowns are used to produce the tooth that sits on top of the implant they are also used to restore damaged or decayed teeth as well as teeth that have undergone root canals. Dental implants are used when teeth are completely missing whereas dental crowns are used to restore teeth that are damaged. Dental crowns do require the dentist to prepare the tooth before treatment and should be looked at as a last resort when other less invasive treatments are not sufficient.
Ask Dr. Hamlett about how crowns can cosmetically enhance your smile.
Dr. Kenneth Hamlett and the Cosmetic Dentist of Dallas team strive to give each and every patient the treatment they deserve. Call us today at (214) 363-9474 to find out how we can help you achieve a smile that will have you shining brighter than ever before!