At Admire Dental in Haltom City, TX, we offer patients porcelain crowns and bridges so they can have a beautiful smile while maintaining their oral health.
A crown is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface, restoring it to its original shape and size. Crowns, especially porcelain crowns, can be used to cap teeth for cosmetic reasons. There are several different types available, but porcelain crowns are the most popular because they are made to match the shape, size and color of your teeth, giving you a natural and beautiful smile. They are durable and will last for years. Unfortunately, like most dental restorations, they will need to be replaced eventually.
What Does the Procedure Involve?
The entire process takes two appointments. On your first visit to Admire Dental, the dentist will take an impression of your tooth that will be used to make your custom crown. If your crown is for cosmetic purposes, the doctor can adjust the mold to guarantee that the finished product will look better than your original tooth. The mold will be used to create a temporary crown, which will remain on your tooth for about two weeks until our professional lab makes the new crown. The doctor will begin the procedure by numbing the tooth. Then, any decay will be eliminated and the dentist will prepare the tooth by reshaping the surface for the temporary crown to fit properly. Once this is complete, the doctor will place a crown using temporary cement. Finally, the dentist will check your bite to make certain the crown fits properly. At your second appointment, the temporary crown is removed, your tooth is cleared of any remaining residue, and your new crown is placed. Again, the dentist will check your bite and spacing to ensure the permanent crown fits perfectly.
Porcelain Fixed Bridges
A porcelain bridge is a non-removable appliance intended to replace several missing teeth. They are popular because they look like your natural teeth. This type of bridge involves two crowns, one on either side of the missing teeth. On the first visit, the doctor will prepares the teeth on both sides of the gap. They will later attach the bridge to these teeth.
If you have missing teeth and would like more information on porcelain crowns or fixed bridges, call Admire Dental in Haltom City, TX at (682) 350-9832 for an appointment.