Every face looks its best while framing a wide and healthy looking smile, and at Dossett Dental, we’re committed to making every smile the very best it can be. If chipped, cracked, badly discolored, structurally deficient or otherwise flawed teeth are preventing you from smiling widely, dental crown therapy might be right for you.
A dental crown is a shell that is designed to encase all surfaces of a tooth that are visible at and above the gum line. Based on dental impressions obtained from a patient, a dental crown is precision designed and masterfully sculpted in a dental laboratory where the technician uses a variety of materials such as porcelain, precious metals such as gold or a combination of similar materials.
For the most natural looking dental crown, porcelain that has been meticulously color matched to a patient’s adjacent teeth is the best choice. Just as today’s technology allows us to prepare composite materials for fillings that precisely match a tooth’s color, we can create a dental crown that achieves the same exceptional cosmetic result. You should know that dental crowns are not limited to cosmetic use, in fact they are far more typically recommended for:
- Tooth Strengthening – If a particular tooth has had multiple fillings installed or has a single, but very large filling, that tooth’s structural integrity may be compromised to the point where it could fail (break or shatter) under the stress of chewing particularly hard foods such as nuts, raw carrots, etc. The complete sealing of this tooth with a dental crown will return it to its original strength, shape, and cosmetic appearance.
- Tooth Shaping – A common dental problem is a tooth that has been broken, badly chipped or otherwise traumatized. Cosmetic appearances aside, such a tooth can impair an individual’s ability to properly chew their food, as well as lead to other, long-term oral health problems. Under these circumstances, dental crown therapy is often recommended.
Is a Dental Crown Right for You?
If you’d like to learn more about dental crowns, we cordially invite you to contact Dossett Dental and arrange for a no-cost consultation at any one of our five office locations that include Dallas, Hurst, Plano, Frisco, and McKinney. Because of your busy schedule, and as an added convenience, we also offer Saturday and evening office hours because we try to give you every reason possible to smile!