Porcelain crowns from Oak Hills Dentistry in Spring, TX, are an excellent solution for many patients suffering from tooth loss due to traumatic events, cavities, and non-dental health problems. According to some studies, over 15 million people in the United States have at least one dental crown. Not only do dental crowns improve your bite, but modern porcelain crowns also use tooth-colored material to match the unique look of your natural tooth leaving you with a beautiful smile.
Say goodbye to multiple appointments and temporary restorations as we restore your tooth’s function and appearance with precision and efficiency, all in just a few hours thanks to our CEREC dental milling machine.
Porcelain crowns by Dr. Reagan Smith can last for a decade or more with proper maintenance and hygiene habits. They are also highly durable, allowing you to continue enjoying your favorite foods without limitations.
If you think your oral health could benefit from high-quality porcelain crowns, contact Oak Hills Dentistry in Spring, TX, to schedule an appointment. Dr. Smith and his team will gladly help you achieve your oral health and smile goals.
Quality Porcelain Crowns Help Restore an Entire Tooth
Dentists also refer to porcelain crowns as dental caps because they can patch up cavity-damaged teeth and restore your natural smile. Most patients who require permanent and temporary crowns suffer from tooth decay or a weakened immune system.
According to the CDC, over 26% of American adults have untreated cavities causing tooth decay, and nearly half of them will exhibit indicators of gum disease upon seeing a dentist. High-quality porcelain crowns from Oak Hills Dentistry look and feel like natural teeth, so you can chew and talk without putting undue pressure on other parts of your mouth. These dental crowns are an ideal way for most patients to repair a tooth and prevent further decay.
If you’re looking for quality dental crowns, accurate cost estimates, and financing options for porcelain crowns, contact Oak Hills Dentistry in Spring TX and to schedule a consultation with experienced dentist Dr. Reagan Smith.
What Problems Do Porcelain Crowns Address?
Porcelain crowns are typically a worthy investment for many patients, because the dental problems they help you avoid could save you from further discomfort and out of pocket expense to correct those in the long run. Misshapen and damaged teeth disturb surrounding oral structures by creating irregular chewing and talking habits, which will cause food to get caught in unseen places and lead to decay.
Porcelain crowns from Dr. Reagan Smith will also reduce sensitivity by creating a buffer between hot and cold foods and your natural teeth, helping you sip coffee and eat ice cream sandwiches without discomfort.
Dental crowns are ideal for patients who have severely damaged or decayed teeth that cannot be saved with a filling. Unlike any other types of crown, porcelain dental crowns provide a natural look that is nearly indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
Same-day Crowns With CEREC
You will experience the ultimate in convenience with our same-day porcelain crowns crafted using CEREC technology at Oak Hills Dentistry. In a single visit, our skilled team captures digital impressions, designs your custom crown, and crafts it from high-quality porcelain, ensuring a seamless match with your natural teeth.
What Are the Advantages to CEREC Dental Crowns?
CEREC dental crowns offer remarkable benefits that streamline the restoration process and enhance your smile’s aesthetics. One of the most appealing aspects is the convenience of same-day treatment, eliminating the need for multiple appointments and temporary crowns. CEREC crowns are meticulously customized to harmonize seamlessly with your natural teeth, utilizing advanced digital impressions and CAD/CAM technology for precision.
The accuracy of the fit minimizes the need for adjustments, ensuring a comfortable and long-lasting restoration. At Oak Hills Dentistry, you can expect efficient treatment and a restored smile that combines functionality with a natural appearance.
What Is the Process for Creating Tooth Crowns with CEREC?
First, we employ a digital scanner to capture detailed 3D images of your tooth, a painless and modern alternative to traditional impressions. These images are then used to create a precise design for your new crown using advanced CAD/CAM software. Next, the design is transferred to our on-site milling machine, which crafts your crown from a high-quality porcelain block with incredible accuracy.
Once the crown is ready, we ensure a precise fit and bond it securely in place, all within the same visit. The efficiency of the process, from scanning to placement, enables you to leave our office with a fully restored smile that looks natural and functions normally.
Taking Care of Porcelain Crowns
Taking care of porcelain crowns is essential for maintaining their appearance and durability. Here are a few tips on how to properly care for your porcelain crowns:
- Brush twice a day: Brush your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste twice a day. Be sure to brush your crowns gently, as they are more susceptible to wear and tear than your natural teeth.
- Floss daily: Flossing is an important part of your daily oral care routine and it is especially important when you have crowns. Take extra care when flossing around the crowns to make sure that you do not damage them.
- Visit your dentist regularly: Regular check-ups and cleanings are important for maintaining the health of your teeth, including porcelain crowns. Your dentist can also check for signs of wear and tear, and repair or replace the crowns if necessary.
- Avoid hard or sticky foods: Try to avoid hard or sticky foods that can damage your crowns. Also, try to chew your food on the opposite side of your mouth from where the crowns are located.
- Avoid smoking: Smoking can stain and damage your crowns. If you are a smoker, try to reduce the the amount you smoke, or quit altogether.
By following these tips, you can ensure that your porcelain crowns remain in top condition and last for many years. If you have any questions or concerns about the care of your crowns, be sure to speak to your dentist.