A Variety of Custom Dental Crowns
When a tooth becomes cracked, broken, or otherwise damaged, the point of restoring it is to protect the tooth and stop the damage from growing worse. Your restoration should also restore your tooth’s ability to absorb your bite’s pressure, its healthy and natural appearance, and more. Dental crowns are often the ideal way to achieve full-tooth restoration, especially when the tooth has been extensively fractured or broken. By capping the tooth with a complete dental crown or fortifying it with a partial one, we can fully restore your tooth’s health and integrity.
Full Dental Crowns
A full, or complete, dental crown is one that’s fashioned to closely mimic the entire top portion of your tooth – the visible part known as the tooth crown. After it’s been crafted, we can permanently bond the crown over your tooth, which simultaneously strengthens the tooth, prevents further damage to it, and reestablishes your ability to bite and chew comfortably. Depending on the tooth receiving the crown, as well as your personal needs and preferences, we may craft your dental crown out of metal, porcelain, zirconia, or porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) for optimal results.
Partial Dental Crowns
Sometimes, a tooth may be too damaged to be fixed with a cosmetic solution, such as tooth bonding or a porcelain veneer. However, it may not necessarily require a complete crown to restore it. In such cases, we may suggest a partial dental crown, or inlay/onlay, to restore only the damaged portion of your tooth rather than its entire crown. When appropriate, a partial crown can offer several benefits over a complete one, such as:
- More precise tooth restoration
- The preservation of more healthy, natural tooth structure
- Improved long-term health and stability for the tooth
- More natural and esthetic results
- The reduced risk of further tooth damage
- And more
Restore Your Tooth with a Custom Crown
Today’s dental crowns come in many variations, which makes them able to more effectively restore and preserve teeth. To learn more about how you can benefit from a custom-designed dental crown, schedule an appointment with us by calling MMC Dental in Houston, TX, today at 713-926-8896.