DENTAL CROWNS · Mark L. Stankewitz, DDS | Houston Prosthodontist
Houston Prosthodontics

915 Gessner Rd # 515

Houston, TX 77024

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DENTAL CROWNS

Types of Crowns

All crowns are virtually the same in that they cover the entire tooth above the gumline.  The difference lies in the myriad of materials that crowns can be made of.  Porcelain fused to gold, as well as all ceramic crowns dominate modern prosthodontics, but  no one material is best for every situation.  Prosthodontists are experts at determining which material your particular tooth requires.

Benefits of Crowns

Decay or trauma can cause loss of tooth structure and can compromise function as well as esthetics.  Extensive loss of tooth structure can best be replaced with a restoration that covers your entire tooth as in a crown.  This “full coverage” restoration can strengthen your tooth and in the hands of an expert can provide a long lasting esthetic and functional result.

Dental Crowns Houston

Types of Crowns

All crowns are virtually the same in that they cover the entire tooth above the gumline.  The difference lies in the myriad of materials that crowns can be made of.  Porcelain fused to gold, as well as all ceramic crowns dominate modern prosthodontics, but  no one material is best for every situation.  Prosthodontists are experts at determining which material your particular tooth requires.

Benefits of Crowns

Decay or trauma can cause loss of tooth structure and can compromise function as well as esthetics.  Extensive loss of tooth structure can best be replaced with a restoration that covers your entire tooth as in a crown.  This “full coverage” restoration can strengthen your tooth and in the hands of an expert can provide a long lasting esthetic and functional result.

Dental Crowns Houston

Procedure

Dental crowns typically take two visits. One visit to prepare the tooth, take a mould and to make a temporary crown and a second visit to seat or bond the crown to the tooth.  It takes laboratory time to make each crown by hand and during the few weeks between appointments, you will wear a temporary or provisional acrylic crown. Crowns can be made in one day by machine but the result isn’t the same as if it were made by skilled hands in the laboratory.  Keep in mind that if you need multiple crowns, the procedure is more complicated and may require more visits.

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915 Gessner Road, Suite 515 Houston, TX 77024

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