Porcelain Crowns & Bridges in Houston, TX
Tooth decay or damage not only impacts the beauty of your smile, but it can also threaten your oral health. That is why it is important to seek treatment for these conditions as soon as possible. The dentists of Mills Dental Group are proud to offer comprehensive solutions to tooth damage and tooth loss, including porcelain dental crowns and dental bridges. At their Houston dental practice, they use the latest treatment techniques and strongest materials to restore the health, function, and beauty of their patients’ smiles. Read more about these restorative dentistry procedures below and contact Mills Dental Group today at 281-556-1606 to learn more.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are porcelain caps that are placed over a tooth that has been chipped or cracked or has suffered extensive decay. They are used to prevent further damage or decay in the tooth. Dental crowns differ from porcelain veneers because they encase the whole tooth, rather than just the front of the tooth, and they have oral health functions. In addition to restoring the appearance of the teeth, they provide strength to the tooth, help prevent future oral health problems, and increase patient comfort. Mills Dental Group works with top dental labs to create customized, durable, and natural-looking dental crowns.
The Dental Crowns Procedure
Dental crowns can be placed in two easy visits to Mills Dental Group. During the first appointment, the dentist will determine if you are a candidate for the procedure. Ideal candidates for dental crowns are patients who have one or more teeth affected by decay or trauma. It is important that you have healthy gums to provide support to the dental crown. After explaining the procedure, the dentist will remove any existing areas of decay and prepare the tooth for the dental crown. If you are apprehensive about dental care you can choose from one of our methods of sedation dentistry to ensure your comfort throughout treatment.
After the tooth is prepped, the dentist takes an impression of the teeth, which is sent to a dental lab where the customized porcelain crowns are created. A temporary crown is placed, to be worn until the next dental appointment. During the second dental appointment, the temporary crown is removed and the permanent crown is securely bonded to the natural tooth using special dental cement. The dentist makes any necessary adjustments to ensure a comfortable bite and an attractive smile. After this is complete, you can enjoy your bright, healthy smile.
A dental bridge is another restorative dentistry option that Mills Dental Group offers to patients who have experienced tooth loss. A dental bridge consists of two dental crowns and an artificial tooth known as a pontic in the middle. Dental bridges may be for you if you have experienced tooth loss but do not want to wear removable appliances or partial dentures to replace the tooth. The dental bridge procedure is similar to the dental crown procedure in that it involves two dental appointments. During the first appointment, impressions are made of the teeth in order to serve as a blueprint for the creation of the dental bridge. During the second appointment, the dental bridge is securely bonded, and the final touches are put on your new, healthy smile.
Schedule an Appointment with Mills Dental Group
Mills Dental Group takes pride in helping patients restore and maintain the health and beauty of their smiles through advanced dental procedures. They understand the discomfort and embarrassment that can come from tooth decay and tooth loss and work closely with patients to provide the compassionate care they need to feel comfortable about pursuing dental treatment. If you are experiencing tooth decay or tooth loss and would like to learn more about the treatment options available at our Houston dental practice, contact us today at 281-556-1606. In addition to treating dental crowns patients, the dentists of Mills Dental Group are leading providers of Six Month Smiles, dental bonding, dentures, and dental implants.