Austin Ceramic & Porcelain Dental Crowns
At 12 Oaks Dental, your good oral health and providing you with the most attractive smile possible is our top priority. No matter how damaged your teeth are, we have a solution to help get your smile back to health and beauty. One of our strongest and most attractive dental restorations available is a dental crown, also referred to as a “cap.” We are pleased to offer dental crown services to our family of patients from throughout the Austin, TX, area.
What Is a Dental Crown?
Unlike fillings, dental inlays or onlays treatment, dental crowns cover the entire tooth surface. Because of this coverage, they act almost like a brand new tooth while adding strength and preventing further damage. Tooth crowns are fabricated in a dental laboratory by artful technicians and can vary in dental material: all gold, porcelain fused to metal or all porcelain, depending on your needs. Crowns that are made from porcelain are custom-made to match the shade of your natural teeth, which makes them virtually invisible inside your mouth. However, your dentist may recommend gold or porcelain-metal combination crowns depending on the location of the crown in your mouth and your own personal preferences.
When Do You Need a Crown?
One of the most common uses for dental crowns is to repair large cavities. If a tooth is extremely decayed, it sometimes cannot be repaired with a simple filling. In these instances, Dr. Worob and Dr. Barron may recommend a dental crown to repair the problem and save the natural tooth. Crowns can also be used to repair teeth that have been broken or cracked. Another common use for a dental crown is to cover and protect a tooth that has undergone a root canal. Crowns are also used in dental implants and as anchors for dental bridges.
Contact Our Office Today
For more information about dental crowns, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Worob or Dr. Barron, contact our Austin, TX, office today.