The Benefits Of Metal Crowns
Depending on the health of your mouth, Dr. Castellon and Dr. Buskin at Dallas Prosthodontics can perform teeth cleaning, fillings, bonding procedures, and veneer placement on your teeth. However, sometimes, the damage to your teeth is more severe and procedures like root canal or tooth extractions are needed, which may necessitate the use of dental crowns.
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are placed on top of a tooth to protect it from further damage and to restore its form and function. The crown fully envelops the visible portion of the tooth above the gumline.
When is a Dental Crown Needed?
A dental crown is needed to:
Dental crowns are also used on primary teeth in children. They may be used to:
In such cases, the crown is made of stainless steel and used as a temporary measure. When the tooth falls out naturally, the crown will come out with it too.
Types of Dental Crowns and Their Use
There are various types of dental crowns, which can be used on different types of teeth in your mouth.
Gold and metal alloy crowns are the strongest and most durable, hence, people prefer them to be placed on the back of the teeth. These crowns can withstand a great deal of force from your teeth and can last for 30 to 40 years with proper care.
In contrast, porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns can more easily blend to your teeth because of their enamel-like color. These crowns are also very durable and stain-resistant, but they can aggravate opposing teeth. Metal crowns, on the other hand, are gentle on opposing teeth.
We also offer all-porcelain crowns that are the most realistic-looking crown and do not show a thin line of metal at the bottom, which may be a problem with PFM crowns. However, all-porcelain crowns are less durable than metal-based crowns, though with proper care, they can last for about 15 to 20 years.
Dental crowns can last you a very long time, though they may become loose or fall out. In this case, you can bring the crown to us and we will clean it and re-install it on your tooth.
To ensure your crown lasts a really long time, make sure you observe good oral hygiene and keep your six-month appointments with us.
Problems With Dental Crowns
They are certain issues that you may experience after getting a dental crown:
If you think that your teeth need to be repaired, you can call us at (972) 503-7200 and Dr. Castellon and Dr. Buskin will examine your mouth, come up with a treatment plan and determine whether a dental crown is required.
Anterior Crowns (Front Teeth) Photos