Crowns are customized covers that fit over a damaged tooth to form a natural-shaped replacement. It is a tooth-shaped cap that can be placed on top of a damaged tooth to cover areas that may have been removed due to decay or from damage. In the past, they were often made of metal (silver and gold), making them somewhat unsightly. Today’s crowns are more likely to be made of ceramic or porcelain. Both options are available in Austin at Silver Screen Dental and can keep your smile looking young and healthy.
Dental crowns are not only durable (lasting between 5-15 years), but are also stain resistant. Unlike dentures, they do not irritate the gums and are much more comfortable. As they are cemented over the damaged tooth, crowns stay in place and do not easily shift from position.
Beyond Cosmetic Issues
A missing or substantially damaged tooth can affect a person’s speech and ill-fitting dentures can cause the same issue. By having a crown fitted, this replacement tooth will restore the ability to speak properly.
Chewing food is another problem for sufferers of damaged teeth. Crowns improve the ability to chew efficiently and will allow you to continue enjoying your favorite foods. It will also protect the damaged tooth from further decay.
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.
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 crown can be designed, crafted and fitted in one sitting, saving both time and money. Furthermore, it has the added advantage of allowing for only one anesthetic injection.
Need Crown Repair?
When using a lower quality crown, you will eventually need to get it repaired. Damaged crowns can be replaced with newer, more modern dental materials. You’ll find that our repairs won’t just replace the crown and restore the tooth’s appearance: we’ll improve it. You’ll hardly be able to tell that your tooth has a crown, as we use ceramic material that is virtually indistinguishable from your natural tooth.