If you are suffering from a tooth that has recently been cracked, chipped, or developed a cavity, the structure of that tooth could be compromised. This can lead to an unhealthy bite, which can cause even more damage to the dysfunctional tooth, along with the rest of your mouth. Your dentist will probably recommend replacing the ailing tooth with a structurally sound dental crown. There are several interesting facts about dental crowns. Here is a dental crown FAQ to fill you in.
It might be made from porcelain, zirconia, metal, or porcelain-fused-to-metal, which your dentist will choose depending on the location of the tooth and how much pressure the newly placed crown will be exposed to.
No. Your dental crown is custom made for you. Using an imaging device, your dentist creates a full 3D model of your tooth in a computer. This model will then be crafted in office by your dentist, ensuring the new crown retains the structure and shape of the tooth it is replacing. Thanks to this technology, you can generally have your crown created and placed in one visit.
The dental crown your dentist makes will look and behave closely to how your old tooth did by using the computer generated scans and lifelike materials. This will ensure that you can not only bite comfortably, but that you can smile more easily, knowing that your new crown is functional and natural looking.
Our dentists have a multitude of dental services on offer for whatever oral health issues you may be suffering from. Schedule an appointment today. Contact us at our local Austin, TX office at 512-250-9444.