What Are Dental Crowns?
By Stonebridge Ranch Smiles
July 13, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: root canal  

What your dentist in McKinney wants you to knowroot canal

Dental crowns protect your teeth like no other restoration can. That’s because they form an armor-like shield on your tooth, protecting it from the strong biting forces when you chew. Dr. Kenneth Sharp at Stonebridge Ranch Smiles in McKinney, TX wants to share the facts about dental crowns and what they can do for you.

If you have a tooth that is badly broken or damaged, a large filling may not the best choice. A dental crown actually holds your tooth in one piece by covering the entire visible part of your tooth.

Today’s dental crowns protect your teeth and make them more cosmetically beautiful at the same time. Crown materials have become state-of-the-art and you have a variety of metals to consider:

  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal; combining the strength of metal with the beauty of porcelain
  • Full porcelain; this is the most aesthetically beautiful crown

Dental crowns typically require at least two appointments. The first appointment is the tooth preparation, during which Dr. Sharp will prepare your tooth to accommodate the thickness of the crown. He will create models of the prepared tooth and place a temporary crown on your tooth before you leave.

The models are sent off to a dental laboratory where skilled dental artisans create your new crown. This process may take one to two weeks, but you will have your temporary crown in the meantime.

Your finished new crown is sent back to Dr. Sharp and you will be scheduled to receive your crown. During your last appointment, the temporary crown will be taken off and your new permanent crown will be permanently cemented. Dr. Sharp will check your bite to ensure comfort and a perfect fit.

Dental crowns are an excellent way to protect your damaged teeth and ensure a beautiful smile for years to come. To find out more about why you can benefit from dental crowns, call Dr. Kenneth Sharp at Stonebridge Ranch Smiles in McKinney, TX today!