So, you’re curious about dental crowns. You know what this type of restorative treatment is: A prosthetic tooth made to fix a damaged tooth by providing full coverage. With that said, though, you find yourself going down a rabbit’s hole of questions that may apply to you right now, that could one day affect you in the future, and then some other stuff that you’re just plain curious about. You may not be surprised to hear that our Grand Prairie, TX team has quite a penchant for crowns and for explaining them! So, take a moment, as we offer details that will help to satiate your serious desire for answers! (Still need more info? Come on in!).
Won’t A Crown Trap Bacteria?
We understand and appreciate your concern. Certainly, if you were to cover up a tooth with an airtight device and leave it for a while, bacteria would be trapped inside! However, since you’re not the one placing your dental crown but are instead coming in for restorative care from a professional dental care team, you can expect a very detailed, accurate procedure. Part of that treatment, of course, is the careful preparation of your tooth to ensure it is completely clean, free of bacteria, and ready for a crown.
Can A Crown Really Withstand Daily Pressure?
Yes! We know, this sounds amazing! We know as well, that beyond the strength of a metal crown, you may assume any type of ceramic is likely quite fragile. The truth is, though, that porcelain crowns are fully capable of withstanding daily use on front teeth. As for load bearing teeth, we offer porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns, which offer the esthetic finish you want, in addition to the strength you need. See us soon to learn more!
Can I Use A Crown For Esthetic Problems?
Yes, you may. We know that you may assume that when you are dealing with significant esthetic concerns, you’re going to need porcelain veneers. However, sometimes, veneers aren’t going to give you the improvement you’re hoping to achieve. Maybe your tooth is too small in appearance, perhaps the esthetic damage is just too severe for veneers, etc. Rely on the beauty of a dental crown and you’ll be in good shape!
Learn More About Dental Crown Advantages
Come in to see our friendly team, when you need to learn more about dental crowns and how they may benefit your smile. Keep in mind that we offer a variety of materials to suit your every need. Set up an appointment in Grand Prairie, TX by contacting your dentist at Pecan Tree Dental to schedule a visit at (972) 262-5111.