Designed for a Range of Dental Issues
The top parts of your teeth are called crowns, and dental crowns are designed to mimic those portions of your teeth. You can imagine a dental crown as a cap that fits snugly over your tooth to help restore its function and protect it from further harm. We often recommend crowns for issues that porcelain veneers are not able to address or if you have a larger-than-normal filling. Crowns are placed on top of dental implants, also, to take the place of lost teeth.
What are the Different Kinds of Dental Crowns?
After careful examination of your teeth, we can recommend the type of crown that most effectively addresses your specific dental issue.
- All-porcelain crowns: These are the most natural-looking crowns. They are strong and are often placed in the front of a patient’s smile.
- Metal crowns: This type is very durable and won’t damage other teeth. Since they don’t blend in with the surrounding teeth, they are often placed in the back of a patient’s mouth.
- Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns: This type offers natural looks along with strength. Since they can withstand a lot of pressure and biting forces, they are often placed on molars.
- Zirconia crowns: This type is almost unbreakable. They are composed of two parts, a zirconia inner core and translucent porcelain layers on the outside.
CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) Crowns provide the same benefits as traditional ones but can be done in just one visit. We have the technology to craft these right in our office, significantly speeding up the entire process. They are made from ceramic and provide life-like restoration to damaged and decayed teeth. This is a great option for those who need their crowns quickly while still wanting to feel confident that they are not sacrificing quality for speed.
Schedule an Appointment for Dental Crowns with Us
Our lifelike dental crowns are designed to help restore and protect your teeth. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation, call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX, today at 832-437-3849. We proudly serve patients from Katy, Fulshear, and the greater Houston area.