Porcelain crowns are often preferred among our patients because of their natural appearance. If you want your crown to seamlessly blend with the rest of your smile, porcelain crowns are the best option.
Metal crowns tend to stick out like a sore thumb and in some cases may cause an allergic reaction. Keep reading to learn how Dr. Douglas E. Milsap can set you up with a bright, beautiful porcelain crown to perfect your smile.
How do Dental Crowns Work?
Dental crowns are a versatile solution to several dental issues. Here are some possible problems that can be solved with a dental crown:
- Weak teeth
- Broken teeth
- Cracked teeth at risk of breaking further
- Support for teeth with large fillings
- Holding a dental bridge in place
- Misshapen teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Pairing with dental implants
- Strengthening after a root canal
Dental crowns are uniquely made to fit each patient. During your initial visit, your tooth or teeth receiving the crown will be examined and some enamel will be removed before a mold is taken. The mold will be sent to a dental laboratory where the crown is produced.
During your second visit, your crown will be fitted and attached to your tooth using an adhesive. One of the major benefits of a porcelain crown is that Dr. Milsap can craft it to match the natural shade and appearance of your existing teeth.
Should I Get a Dental Crown?
If you have a damaged, misshapen tooth or any of the other qualifications listed above, you may need a dental crown. If you think that a dental crown is needed, contact Dr. Milsap to schedule a consultation and see if you qualify.
As a general rule, a good candidate is someone who would benefit from this treatment. Anyone eager to fix a broken smile or seeking alleviation from pain and discomfort from a bad tooth should seek this treatment out.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I written a dental crown?
Standard whitening procedures won’t work on your dental crowns. However, one of the reasons so many patients choose porcelain crowns is because they are difficult to stain. Most porcelain crowns will maintain their original appearance after years of wear.
How much do dental crowns cost?
Dental crowns vary quite a bit depending on the procedure and materials used. Most insurance plans cover some or all of the cost — the best thing to do is contact our office and we will work with your insurance carrier to get you the best price possible.
What are my options if my crown has been damaged?
If your crown becomes damaged or loose, contact Dr. Milsap immediately. You mustn’t put this off because damage may worsen the longer the problem is avoided. If your crown becomes completely removed, try to save it and bring it to your appointment.
Can I replace gold or metal crowns with a porcelain crown?
You can replace a metal or gold crown with a porcelain crown. Having said that, it’s not recommended that you replace a functioning, healthy metal crown with porcelain. It can be done with little to no consequence but you want to limit the amount of crown procedures you receive.
Get the Smile of Your Dreams Today
Ready to ditch the look of that rotten, discolored tooth and replace it with a beautiful permanent solution? Contact Dr. Milsap at (239)-936-3030 and schedule a consultation to learn more about dental crowns.