Dental crowns are used to cover teeth that are weak, broken or discolored. Doctors Maria Burmaster and Valerie Hemphill use a variety of materials for dental crowns, but the preferred restoration is all porcelain. In addition to new restorations, we also replace crowns on teeth that are made of metal.
Dental crowns are also used during root canal therapy to reinforce the tooth and add stability. In implant dentistry, a dental crown serves as the prosthetic tooth and is secured to the artificial root.
Porcelain Dental Crowns
Advances in cosmetic dentistry have led to significant improvements in the materials and techniques used in dental crown procedures. Modern dental ceramics are highly durable, stain resistant and more natural looking than ever. Porcelain dental crowns are very easy to care for and with proper routine care, will last for many years.
About the Dental Crown Procedure
A typical dental crown procedure takes place over several visits. The first visit will include a comprehensive examination which includes an inspection of the teeth, gums, mouth, jaw joints and muscles. Diagnostic x-rays and other imaging will be taken to aid our dentists in the treatment planning.
The tooth will be prepared and impressions will be taken to be sent to the dental laboratory where the dental crown will be made. A temporary dental crown may be placed on the tooth for protection while the final restoration is being made.
When the permanent dental crown has arrived from the dental laboratory, the temporary will be removed and the final crown will be placed for fit. Once the dentist and patient are satisfied with the fit, look, and position of the crown, it will be permanently bonded to the tooth and gently polished.
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re considering replacing old dental crowns or think you need a dental crown, contact Barataria Dental to schedule a consultation with one of our highly trained dentists.