Porcelain Crown Houston
Dental crowns, which you may also here referred to as dental caps, are tooth-shaped caps that fit over your natural tooth. At our Houston dental office, we use porcelain crowns because they are strong and maintain your smile’s natural look. Their strength and appearance also means that dental crowns are considered useful in both cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry.
We also use them in many full mouth restoration cases! How do you know when a crown is necessary, though?
In this video, Houston cosmetic dentist Dr. Amanda Canto explains when porcelain crowns are necessary and who might need to make use of them.
What is a Tooth Crown or Dental Crown?
A tooth crown is a cap that covers and shields the entire tooth’s enamel, giving the tooth its natural shape. The enamel is sealed, preventing additional harm. If the enamel, the body’s toughest material and the tooth’s primary defense, has sustained irreparable damage, we will replace it with a dental crown to restore both function and appearance, or occasionally with a partial crown.
The best candidates for porcelain crowns are people who want to improve their appearance but have broken, fractured, or big fillings, a tooth that has had a root canal, or teeth that are decaying, fractured, or shattered. When fillings or other types of restorations cannot save the tooth, porcelain crowns are very helpful.
When Do You Need Porcelain Crown?
How do you know when your tooth actually requires a full porcelain crown? It’s not too complicated. When a tooth has a dental filling that is more than two-thirds the width of the tooth itself, the filling might actually weaken the tooth. In cases like these, a porcelain crown benefits the tooth greatly. The porcelain crown covers the tooth fully, restoring its strength and function to its natural level.
If your teeth are weak, porcelain crowns are a great solution for you to consider. Are you interested in crowns? Contact us or call 713.636.5337 to schedule a free consultation with your Houston cosmetic dentist!
Dr. Canto will consult with you and help you decide whether dental crowns, onlays, or bridges are the right fit for you. Call 713-622-1977 or Contact Us for a Free Dental Crown Consultation with Dr. Amanda Canto.