Porcelain crowns offer cosmetic and functional value for patients whose teeth have been damaged by oral health problems or physical trauma. By covering damaged teeth with crowns, our Houston dental crowns expert restores their appearance and protects them from future damage. With so many issues addressed effectively by crowns, this dental treatment is among the most flexible used today.
Alongside veneers, porcelain crowns can be used to beautify teeth with a variety of flaws. Chips, cracks and stains are permanently concealed after treatment by our Houston porcelain crowns expert. In cases where teeth are discolored by internal tooth decay or antibiotic treatment, porcelain crowns may offer an aesthetic solution even if whitening treatment and veneers may not. Depending on the treatment goals of patients, our dentist can apply crowns to single or multiple teeth for cosmetic improvement.
Crowns are used for repair and replacement in restorative dentistry. When teeth are damaged too severely for fillings, inlays or onlays to be viable solutions, crowns may be recommended by our expert in dental crowns in Houston. Replacement of missing teeth with crowns may be performed in combination with either dental bridges or implants. Crowns supported by bridges are stabilized by adjacent healthy teeth while crowns that top dental implants can stand alone because they are anchored in the jaw bone.
Crown placement can vary depending on the application involved. When teeth are being covered by crowns, our expert in porcelain crowns in Houston may remove some enamel before bonding the crowns in place over treated teeth. For tooth replacement in combination with a dental bridge, teeth adjacent to the space being filled are shaped to make way for the bridge, which holds the crown in place permanently. Crowns used with dental implants are attached individually to the tops of the implants.
Porcelain crowns are tinted and shaped to match the appearance of natural teeth. With daily dental hygiene and biannual check-ups, porcelain crowns can last for many years. A consultation with our dentist in Houston can be scheduled to learn more about porcelain crowns and their applications.
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