A tooth with a cavity or damage can look unsightly. Additionally, if the tooth has decay, it’s possible for it to worsen or spread to other teeth. Fortunately, you have the option of dental crowns in Houston.
Our dentist at EZ Dental Clinic, serving Houston and the general vicinity, offers various types of crowns to fit your wants and budget. Each one has its share of benefits, and our dentist can help you determine the best solution for your situation.
Your tooth naturally has its own crown. However, it’s possible for decay, tooth grinding, or an injury to damage the external portion of your tooth. Then, you need a crown to protect your tooth’s internal structure. Sometimes, the damage is too extensive to use a standard filling. Fortunately, our dentist can replace the natural crown with an artificial one to prevent further damage from occurring.
Three main types of dental crowns: exist all-metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and all-ceramic. No crown is better than the other. We help you decide on the right one for you based on the strength, cost, and location of the decay or damage.
All-metal crowns are less expensive, but many people don’t want them on their front teeth due to aesthetic purposes. They work well on back teeth, especially since they’re strong, though.
Ceramic dental crowns work well on your front teeth. Although these dental crowns are a bit more expensive than metal, we can make them tooth-colored. Therefore, they’ll blend in better with your natural teeth. They’re not as strong as metal dental crowns, so they’re not ideal on teeth in the back of your mouth.
Zirconia, which is a porcelain crown, is the most expensive because it looks the most natural. It’s stronger than ceramic, but it’s still not the ideal cap to place on teeth in the back of most people’s mouths. Porcelain-fused-to-metal caps have metal inside with porcelain on the outside. They’re strong, but they don’t look as natural as other white options because the dark from the metal shows through a bit. Sometimes, people have a dark line in between their teeth and gums.
Schedule an appointment with our Houston dentist by contacting EZ Dental Clinic today.