Do you have a tooth that is badly damaged, or a gap left by missing teeth that needs to be filled? A dental crown at the Texas Center for Cosmetic Dentistry in The Woodlands or Houston, TX may be an excellent solution. Porcelain crowns can be used to beautifully cover a natural tooth to protect a broken or discolored tooth, cover a tooth after root canal, or to anchor a dental bridge. Alternatively, a crown can be placed over a dental implant to fill the gap left by a missing tooth.
Modern crowns are made of beautiful tooth-colored porcelain that is amazingly natural-looking. We use layered feldspathic porcelain for our cosmetic crowns or IPS e.max®, 3M ESPE Lava™ crowns, or zirconia crowns. Our dentists do not provide porcelain-fused-to-metal or metal crowns. With proper upkeep, dental crowns can typically last at least 5 – 15 years, and we have patients whose crowns have lasted more than 20 years.
Porcelain Crowns Reviews
"Dr. Atabakhsh performed a crown lengthening procedure recommended by my dentist. The surgery was performed following my initial examination visit at which time he explained the procedure in detail to me and answered all of my questions. I had no complications during or after the surgery, and my dentist was able to complete the crown work after a two week healing process. Based on my experiences with other oral surgeons in the past, I would rate my experience with Dr. Atabakhsh as excellent."- R.K. / Healthgrades / Sep 16, 2016
"Dr. Guy Lewis is fabulous! He spent a lot of time going over the different options with me and did a fantastic job on my crowns."- Google User / Google / Feb 22, 2012
"Great - Smoothed a chipped crown."- Anonymous / Vitals / Dec 12, 2014
"Dr Lewis provided me with a beautiful new crown. Another dentist refused to re-do an unsatisfactory crown following my dental implant surgery. I drove 50 minutes one way for all my appointments because I felt he would be the best suited for my situation. He and his staff lived up to that trust!"- T.M. / Google / Dec 22, 2016
"Smoothed a chipped crown."- T.H. / Doctor.com / Dec 12, 2014
To place a dental crown, the tooth must first be prepared be removing any existing decay, old fillings, and a small amount of enamel. Using 3D imaging, we will create a digital representation of the tooth to help prepare the crown. With advanced technology, a crown can sometimes be created and bonded all in the same day, which will allow the patient to avoid wearing a temporary crown. This procedure typically takes about 2 hours with little to no down time afterward.
Best Candidates for Crowns?
A dentist may recommend a crown for treatment in the following situations: to cover a severely cracked or damaged tooth, to restore a fractured tooth, to cover a dental implant, to replace a large filling when there isn’t enough natural tooth remaining, to cover a misshapen or discolored tooth, to cover a tooth after a root canal, to protect a weak or fractured tooth, and to attach a bridge.
How Long Do Crowns Last?
Dental crowns typically last 15 – 20 years before they become damaged or need to be replaced. It is important that the patient maintain a healthy dental regimen to extend the life of crowns.
Dental Crown Benefits?
Dental crowns help to alleviate pain as well as cracks, chips, and strains on the teeth. For many patients, dental crowns give them a boost of confidence once they see their restored smile. Today, most dental crowns are composed of porcelain or ceramic, which maintains a natural look and texture, matching the patient’s smile.
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Crown Your Smile
At the Texas Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, our board-certified cosmetic dentists provide patients in The Woodlands and Houston, TX with beautiful porcelain crowns. In addition to restoring oral function, these crowns have so much aesthetic value that we often use them in cosmetic dentistry treatments as part of a smile makeover. We would like to offer you a dental consultation today. Call to schedule your appointment.