Full Tooth Restoration
The point of restoring your tooth isn’t just to repair it, but to do so in a way that fully reestablishes the tooth’s ability to function properly. If this can’t be achieved with cosmetic treatment, such as tooth bonding or a porcelain veneer, then we may suggest placing a dental crown completely over the tooth. Dental crowns are fashioned to mimic the size, shape, and appearance of a healthy, natural tooth, and are bonded over teeth to completely restore and protect their structures.
When a crown is most appropriate
Dental crowns are named after the top portion of your tooth, also called a crown, which is the part of your tooth that the restoration is designed to mimic. Capping a tooth with a custom crown stops the tooth from being exposed to your bite pressure and suffering more severe damage. Usually, we recommend dental crowns for a variety of reasons, such as:
- A cracked or fractured tooth
- A tooth with a piece broken off of it
- A tooth that has recently received root canal therapy
- A tooth that exhibits severe cosmetic blemishes
- A tooth that seems too small compared to those around it.
Different kinds of dental crowns
For optimal results, we can craft dental crowns from a variety of materials, including traditional metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM), or porcelain. Choosing the right crown depends on several different factors, such as the location of the tooth and your own personal needs and preferences. After a thorough examination, we’ll consult with you to determine which dental crown would be best.
Learn more about today’s dental crowns
Dental crowns have long been a popular dental restoration thanks to their ability to restore teeth with several different types of concerns. To learn more about today’s variety of dental crowns, or to schedule a visit, call us at the Pecan Tree Dental office in Grand Prairie, TX, today at (972) 262-5111. We also proudly serve the residents of Arlington, Cedar Hill, Mansfield, and all surrounding communities.