When dental emergencies like severe cavities and broken teeth strike, dental fillings might not be enough. You need a trusted and highly-skilled dentist to restore your smile with dental crowns. Dental crowns allow our expert dentists to repair your entire tooth from all sides to repair even deep and extensive damage to your tooth quickly. Count on the Dentist Tree of Fairfield team to create strong, long-lasting crowns that keep your smile healthy and protected from future harm for years to come.
Is your tooth not just damaged but missing? No problem! Our talented crowns dentist team is flexible to our patients’ needs, and we can skillfully replace your lost tooth with a natural-looking dental bridge. But whether you need a dental crown or bridge, we always provide you with a stress-free and painless experience. Your smile is in the best hands possible when you entrust it with us. Our expert-level care ensures we never miss a detail or step when it comes to your procedure.
Make your move now to restore your teeth to their best! Call our dental office in Cypress at 281.562.7288 to make an appointment with our team.
SEVERE TOOTH DECAY
When plaque and bacteria attack your teeth, they can quickly get a foothold to burrow far and deep into your tooth. When a cavity is limited to only a small area of the tooth, you only need a composite filling. However, more widespread damage requires a dental crown to repair your tooth once all of the tooth decay is removed. Crowns are also often used with root canals, which may require entire tooth roots cleared. A crown can then reinforce the hollowed tooth, so it stays sturdy and lasts for decades more.
FRACTURED AND BROKEN TEETH
When breaks, chips, and cracks extend deep into the inner tooth or cover a large part of the tooth, a tooth crown may be needed to repair the damage. Since dental crowns recreate the entire tooth’s surface, they can also protect your whole teeth from further impacts and damage.
Crowns are also often used in tooth replacement treatments like dental bridges and implants. A bridge for a missing tooth is made up of two crowns with a false tooth called a pontic sandwiched between them. By placing the crowns on the teeth on either end of the tooth gap, we can bridge the gap. Implants are instead embedded directly into the jaw using metal posts as the artificial tooth root. Crowns are attached as the final piece of the implant puzzle, capping the false tooth and restoring your original one’s bite and appearance.
Porcelain crowns are one of the most popular crowns, and it’s not difficult to see why. Not only are they incredibly sturdy and flexible to match the rest of your smile’s natural look, but they are also the most affordable when it comes to cost.
Similar to porcelain, zirconia crowns are designed to look real and blend into your smile. However, zirconia is made of a special metal blend that is much more durable and long-lasting, making it less prone to chipping or wearing down.
Emax crowns take porcelain to the next level. While zirconia has metal components, these crowns are all-ceramic to combine unparalleled durability with the best aesthetics. Emax is also a common material for dental veneers, so you’re sure to enjoy a completely natural-looking crown. However, they have a slightly higher dental crown cost.
Emax crowns take zirconia to the next level. This all-ceramic crown allows our patients to enjoy unparalleled durability and sturdiness while still having the best-looking pearly white teeth. They’re also the most natural-looking option, though they have a slightly higher dental crown cost.
How long do crowns last? This depends both on the type of crown and your own habits and dental hygiene. By taking good care of your teeth, you can get the most out of them. Usually, porcelain crowns last an average 10 to 15 years but they can have a lifespan of up to 25 years. Emax and zirconia crowns can last even longer, with some lasting a lifetime.
Our dentists can also use dental crowns to replace one or more missing teeth thanks to our long-lasting dental bridges. Bridges are faster and more affordable than dental implants, and they’re capable of restoring up to four teeth simultaneously. How does a tooth bridge work? Bridges use a false tooth fixed between two dental crowns. With the crowns secured to the natural teeth on either end of your tooth gap, the replacement tooth can rest neatly in the middle, bridging the gap perfectly.
Because our dentists are experts in the field of tooth replacement, we promise that your new teeth will look fantastic and they will fulfill your specific needs the exact way you want to. When deciding between a dental bridge vs implant, rest assured that our experienced dentists will help you choose the best option for your unique smile. Implants are longer-lasting and keep your smile healthier in the long-term, dental bridges have their own set of advantages:
Implants only replace one tooth at a time, compared to bridges’ three or four
Your dental bridge cost is much less than implants
Bridges don’t require bone grafting beforehand like implants often do
Implants can take 6 to 8 months to complete, but dental bridges can be completed in just two visits