When a tooth has suffered some type of damage, its strength and integrity may be compromised. The dental crown is a wonderful tool of cosmetic dentistry because it allows your dentist to save your natural tooth while reinforcing its structure and protecting it from further harm.
To find out how a tooth crown can help restore your smile to full strength, please call the office of Terry Bass, DDS, at 405-622-8996 for a consultation at our Oklahoma City office.
What Can Tooth Crowns Do?
Tooth damage can be caused by a variety of factors, including physical injury, decay, or outdated fillings that have cracked. Metal fillings that have expanded due to temperature changes can also break or fracture a tooth, putting it in danger of further breakage or decay. With a crown placed over the biting surfaces of a tooth, a once weakened tooth is made stronger and is better able to handle biting forces.
Benefits of Tooth Crowns
Dental crowns are created from advanced materials and custom designed to fit your specific needs. As an added benefit, crowns can also enhance the appearance of the tooth for an instant smile improvement.
Color, texture, size, and shape can be manipulated to give you the qualities you seek in a tooth restoration. Our new tooth crowns can also be used to replace old crowns that show that unattractive black line between the tooth and the gum line.
Types of Dental Crowns
At our Oklahoma City dentistry practice, we offer three types of dental crowns for you to choose from: all-porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and Lava™ crowns.
- All-Porcelain Crowns: All porcelain crowns use high quality porcelain to craft a very natural-looking restoration. Because porcelain inherently reflects light like your natural enamel, it makes a perfect fit for dental crowns.
- Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal Crowns: Much more advantageous than all-metal crowns, porcelain-fused-to metal crowns are sometimes preferred over all-porcelain for various reasons. The shell of this type crown is made of metal, and then a porcelain outer layer is veneered over the metal to create a natural, tooth-like appearance.
- Lava™ Crowns: Lava crowns use shaded zirconia on the interior surfaces, with a hardened outer layer for maximum strength. Lava crowns are also chosen for their exceptional translucency, a highly coveted quality of natural enamel.
Dr. Bass can create a crown that is both functional and beautiful. After your crown placement procedure, you should be able to eat normally and enjoy a tooth appearance that blends in well with your smile.
If you would like to learn more about the unique benefits of tooth crowns, Dr. Terry Bass and his Team would be happy to talk to you. Please schedule an in-depth consultation with Terry Bass, D.D.S. today by calling 405-622-8996 or filling out our online form. We help patients in Edmond, Lawton, Norman, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma build beautiful smiles.