Porcelain Crown and Partial Crown Solutions
Dental crowns are customized covers that fit over a damaged tooth to form a natural-shaped replacement. It is a tooth-shaped cap placed over an existing tooth to help enhance its appearance by restoring the size and shape of the tooth. If you have a broken tooth, worn-down tooth, or a weak tooth from decay, a dental crown may be a practical solution for you.
See more before and after pictures of dental crowns in our smile gallery.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
The main benefit of a dental crown is the significant improvement to the appearance of the damaged tooth. Whether your tooth has been cracked, broken, or discolored, a dental crown will resemble the natural tooth and can be matched to the color of the surrounding teeth. By recreating the shape, size and color of the damaged tooth, you can stop feeling self-conscious about your smile and restore your confidence.
Made from composite resin or porcelain, dental crowns are not only durable, lasting between five and fifteen years, but are also stain resistant.
Unlike dentures, dental crowns do not irritate the gums and are much more comfortable. As they are cemented over the damaged tooth, they stay in place and do not easily shift from position.
A missing or substantially damaged tooth can affect a person’s speech, and ill-fitting dentures can cause the same issue. By having a dental crown fitted, this replacement tooth will restore the ability to speak properly.
Chewing food is another problem for sufferers of damaged teeth. Dental crowns improve the ability to chew efficiently and will allow you to continue enjoying your favorite foods. The dental crown will also protect the damaged tooth from further decay.
Austin Dental Crown Dentist – Dr. Steven Booth
Dr. Booth is able to provide all types of crowns and fixed bridges using a variety of the latest materials. This includes using the in-office CEREC scanning and porcelain milling technology as well as the latest metal-free, super hard full contour zirconia crowns and fixed bridges. Dr. Booth only uses the top U.S. laboratories so you can be assured you are getting the highest quality of materials and service.
Crown Technology Using CEREC 3D
CEREC 3D technology is an innovative form of dentistry that uses a computerized design unit to create a 3D image of the damaged tooth that is then used as a template to craft a high quality porcelain replacement. A huge benefit of this new technology is that the dental crown can be designed, crafted and fitted in one sitting, saving both time and money. Furthermore, it has the added advantage over regular crown dentistry in that only one anesthetic injection is required.