Bring Back Your Confident Smile With Porcelain Crowns
Having crooked, chipped, and stained teeth can hamper your confidence and make you self-conscious about your smile. Thankfully, there are ways to fix these issues and bring back your self-esteem. Porcelain crowns, dental inlays, or dental caps are some of these cosmetic solutions.
David H. Wilhite, DDS, MAGD in Plano, TX can expertly fit you with a tooth crown to give you your smile back. Book an appointment today!
What Is a Dental Crown?
We learn early on that our teeth are not indestructible. The second and last set of teeth we grow, our adult teeth, are prone to situations like tooth decay, missing teeth, and broken teeth.
In the case of a decaying tooth or broken tooth, we can use a dental crown to cover the affected tooth and restore its natural appearance. A missing tooth can be replaced with a dental implant and crown.
A dental crown is an inlay that’s fitted on your tooth, replicating the look and feel of a real one. A crown is also used to cover an implant after a root canal or to replace a missing tooth.
Most dental crowns last for a long time since they’re made of sturdy and resistant material. In some cases, they can even be shaped to improve your bite and the overall function of your mouth. A permanent crown is made to match the color of your natural teeth, so the cap looks real and indistinguishable
Types of Dental Crowns
At the Dental Office of David Wilhite, DDS, MAGD, we specialize in porcelain crowns. This composite looks and feels like the real thing. However, there are other options for those who’d like other types of dental crowns.
These dental caps can be made of pure porcelain or porcelain fused to metal. The latter is known for its strength and resistance against bite forces.
These crowns are made of metal, which has a characteristic shine. Metal is among the sturdiest materials, resisting acids, physical force, and other factors. However, metal allergies are a concern for this type of crown, so be sure you aren’t allergic to any of the materials used. Silver, platinum, and gold crowns are among the most common metal crowns.
A zirconia crown is one of the strongest types of inlays available today. These types of crowns are also known for their biocompatibility, which means they won’t trigger immune responses as much as other materials.
With a ceramic crown, you’ll have a dental inlay that looks the closest to real teeth. These are also inert and won’t cause allergies or immune responses when fitted.
Benefits of Porcelain Crowns From Dr. David Wilhite, DDS, MAGD
- Maximum durability: The material used in crowns is extremely strong, meaning you can use your maximum bite force. Plus, they have long lifespans, so you won’t need to visit the dentist as often.
- Natural-looking teeth: Each crown is color-matched to your natural tooth color after cleaning for a realistic appearance.
- Teeth protection: Our crowns protect the inner layers of your teeth from further issues.
How Many Visits Before I Can Get a Porcelain Crown?
You need only three visits before you can finally get your porcelain crown placed. On the first office visit, we examine your surrounding teeth and determine if a crown is the best solution for your issue. Then, we prepare your natural tooth for fitting or insert an implant. We will also take an impression of your teeth to send to the lab for accurate sizing. On the third visit, we’ll fit your lab-made dental crown, so you can smile confidently once more.
Book an Appointment Today
Are your teeth chipped, crooked, or stained? Are you embarrassed about the gaps between your teeth?
If you are in need of a smile makeover, porcelain crowns, inlays, and/or onlays are an ideal option. Porcelain crowns improve your smile and look completely natural. Whether you need to repair small chips or cracks, gaps and spaces, or significant discoloration, porcelain crowns solve a variety of cosmetic dental issues.
Call for an appointment: (972) 964-3774
What Are Porcelain Crowns?
Porcelain crowns, inlays, and onlays are made from porcelain or resin composite at our dental lab and fitted perfectly to your teeth.
The crowns, inlays, or onlays are made to cover your current teeth and improve their appearance. The crowns are then applied to your teeth, permanently.
These tooth coverings look and feel natural because we use porcelain, which looks very similar to teeth. If a crown is used on only one tooth or a small number of teeth, the color is matched to your teeth after a professional cleaning. This ensures a completely natural looking, but perfected smile.
How many visits to get crowns?
Only three visits to Dr. Wilhite’s dental office are needed to apply porcelain crowns, inlays, or onlays.
During the first visit, your teeth are examined and evaluated to determine if you are a candidate for porcelain crowns, inlays, or onlays.
During the second visit, we make a mold of your teeth to ensure accurate size and shaped tooth coverings. Finally, during the third visit, we apply the permanent porcelain crowns, inlays, or inlays.
You will get to walk out from the third appointment with your new, improved smile.
Before & After Porcelain Crowns
View our smile gallery for more before and after pictures.
How much do Porcelain Crowns cost?
Contact us today to set up your consultation.
We can discuss your goals and options for porcelain crowns. Plus, we’ll talk about affordable financing and dental insurance options to make sure you get the dental care you need.
Call for an appointment: (972) 964-3774