Porcelain Crowns in Fort Worth, TX

Drs. Blair and Conditt restore damaged teeth with the most appropriate techniques and materials. If you have a deep cavity, old filling, or serious crack in a tooth, you will probably need a dental crown. These solid restorations are milled in a dental lab and provide more strength and stability than a dental filling.

Crowns are beneficial because they block off and seal the inner portion of the tooth, which prevents harmful bacteria from infiltrating and causing pain. Additionally, crowns restore the image of your unbroken tooth, so you can relax in knowing that nobody will be the wiser about your treated tooth!

Depending on the location of your damaged tooth, your Fort Worth dentist will recommend an all-metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, or all-porcelain crown. For teeth that show in a smile, the doctor prefers to use porcelain crowns. This highly esthetic material blends seamlessly with surrounding teeth for a natural appearance. Back teeth endure intense, crushing pressure, however, and sometimes an all-metal crown is the best choice.

Porcelain crowns require two visits to our Fort Worth dental office near Weatherford. At your first appointment, Dr. Blair or Dr. Conditt will prepare your damaged tooth and take an impression for the ceramist at our dental lab. You’ll wear a temporary dental crown while your custom, permanent restoration is created at the lab.

At your second visit, we will remove your temporary crown and permanently secure the final metal or porcelain crown. They’ll assess the fit with your bite and make adjustments if necessary.

Should your temporary crown fall out, you can try to replace it by dabbing a bit of toothpaste on the interior and reseating it. If you cannot reseat the crown or if the temporary dental crown breaks, you’ll need to come in to see us as soon as the office is open. Do not go without a temporary crown!