Porcelain Crowns in Fort Worth, TX
Dr. Kelly Blair restores 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 smile!
Depending on the location of your damaged tooth, your Dr. Blair will recommend an all-metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, or all-porcelain crown. For teeth that show in a smile, she 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, so sometimes an all-metal crown is the best choice.
Porcelain crowns require two visits to our practice to be designed and placed. At your first appointment, Dr. Blair 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 being created.
At your second visit, we will remove your temporary crown and permanently secure the final metal or porcelain crown to your tooth. She’ll assess the fit with your bite and make adjustments if necessary.
Should your temporary crown fall out 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!