A crown restores the size, shape, and strength of an impaired tooth. The cosmetic dental restoration completely covers the visible portion of a natural tooth or implant. Once the crown is bonded permanently in place, only your dentist in Frisco can remove it. With proper oral care, a dental crown can last up to 15 years.
Dental Crowns in Frisco
Your Frisco dentist may suggest a tooth crown for the following reasons:
- Improve the appearance of an imperfect smile by concealing a misshapen or discolored tooth
- Protect and restore a decayed, broken, worn or cracked tooth
- Secure bridgework or other dental device
- Strengthen and protect the tooth structure after root canal therapy
- Tooth replacement over an implant post
Crowns at Promont Dental Design
Your dentist in Frisco will prescribe the best crown material to meet your unique restoration needs. The crown type is based on the tooth function and structure or dental implant that needs protection. At Promont Dental Design we offer several types of dental crowns:
Porcelain Crowns: Strong, durable, stable and attractive, porcelain crowns are a very popular option. Since this type of crown can be best matched to the natural color of teeth, porcelain crowns are the ideal solution for front teeth.
Metal Dental Crowns: For molars, metal is best to withstand the forces of chewing and biting. Metal crowns in Frisco offer strength, reliability, and endurance. This restorative material rarely breaks or chips. An added benefit, it requires the removal of only a small amount enamel to place a metal crown.
Gold crowns or other high-noble metal materials offer biocompatibility. Base metal is typically a less expensive dental crown; however, it lacks biocompatibility and may cause gumline discoloration or allergic reactions.
Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal: This tooth-colored option offers the most natural looking restoration. This type of crown offers the aesthetic appeal of porcelain and the strength of the metal.
This type of dental crown provides several advantages, but it requires more extensive tooth preparation than other tooth crowns. For this reason, there is greater potential for patient discomfort during the procedure.