We use porcelain ceramic dental crowns because they are durable and blend in with patient’s natural smiles. Porcelain reflects light and is a much more natural look than metal alternatives. They also benefit patients with metal allergies. Dr. Jacob Grapevine offers treatments with dental crowns in his Plano, TX dental office. He collaborates with patients to better understand their general, cosmetic, or restorative dental needs.
Dental Crown FAQs
Many patients have these common questions about tooth crowns:
How do tooth fillings compare to dental crowns?
Dental fillings are used to seal out decay after cavities are cleaned out during a root canal. They fill in the cleaned-out cavity. Tooth crowns may also be used to support teeth that have already received a filling. This is because dental crowns provide more durability and cover a wider portion of the tooth. Crowns fully cover the tooth, while dental fillings are used for the tooth’s interior and biting surface.
What is the dental crown procedure like?
Dr. Grapevine begins treatment by preparing the teeth for the crowns. This is done by removing a portion of the tooth enamel. Preparing the teeth in this way ensures that the crown fits properly. Then, Dr. Grapevine takes impressions of the teeth, which are sent to a dental lab. While the permanent crown is being made, Dr. Grapevine will provide the patient with temporary crowns. When the permanent crowns are complete, Dr. Grapeveine will ensure that they fit and conform to the treated teeth.
Can dental crowns become infected?
Dental crowns themselves cannot become infected. However, the teeth they are covering can. This is possible if the crown is damaged, broken, or ill-fitting. Older crowns are more prone to infection. Please let us know if there are any changes in the fit of your crown, and we can help. Keeping up with your oral hygiene routine and visiting our office regularly can also stave off infection.
Call Dr. Grapevine Today
Do you want to learn more about dental crown treatment? Call our office to schedule an appointment today. If you are a new patient, call Dr. Grapevine at (972) 268-6480. Current patients may contact his dental office at (972) 596-3702. For your convenience, you may also schedule a dental consultation on our website.