Custom Porcelain Dental Crowns with Our Colleyville Dentist
When severe tooth decay or damage has compromised the integrity of your tooth, you need something more than just a filling to protect it. Crowns allow you to preserve the visible part of your tooth above the gums, while protecting it against the everyday pressures of biting and chewing. Otherwise, your tooth would just break apart even more.
Will It Look Like My Natural Teeth?
Crowns can be made of various materials like metal, porcelain/ceramic, resin, or a combination of porcelain bonded to metal. At Signature Dental Arts, we don’t typically use metal crowns, as they provide a less aesthetically pleasing result. But porcelain/ceramic, and resin crowns are optimal choices to protect your tooth, and we can even make them match the color of your existing teeth, so you feel confident about the way your smile looks.
Crowns are also commonly placed over individual dental implants, to restore missing teeth.
Why Not Just Remove the Tooth?
Keeping your teeth as long as possible is important for your overall health. When you remove a tooth, the bone in that area will start to shrink away, creating the perfect environment for the rest of your teeth to move or shift. Not only could you lose more teeth, but you can also experience changes in your facial profile. When the bone thins out, it is losing density. This is part of what shapes your face and gives your teeth the strength to function each day. In the long run, it is much better to crown a broken or decaying tooth than to pull it!
If you have a tooth that is bothering you, schedule your next appointment with Colleyville dentist, Dr. Kim and associates.
We feature same-day dental crowns for your convenience. We mill them in the office and deliver on the same day (for a small additional fee).