Dental Crowns in Frisco, TX

Dental Crowns are custom-fitted tooth prosthetics that are used to restore fractured teeth. They improve the shape, size, and appearance of teeth.

The most common instances when a crown may be advised include:

  • Fractured teeth
  • Extensive decay that compromises tooth structure
  • Root canal treated teeth
  • Teeth that are extremely sensitive
  • When esthetic improvements are required

What are Crowns Made Of?

Crowns can be made from different types of materials. Permanent dental crowns can be made of metal, porcelain fused to metal, ceramic, or resin. Temporary crowns tend to be made of acrylic or stainless steel.

Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain, or zirconia, are tooth-colored crowns that provide both improved aesthetics and enhanced function. Porcelain is also a stronger material. Porcelain requires minimal tooth preparation, hence preserving natural tooth structure. They are usually the restoration of choice when restoring back teeth which have higher chewing forces.

Porcelain Fused to Metal

A PFM crown has a layer of precious metal underneath the porcelain. They present several disadvantages compared to a zirconia crown. The metal underneath the porcelain shows in the form of unsightly grey lines at the gums, causing them to look less cosmetic. They require more tooth structure to be removed to account for a layer of metal. This makes the gums more vulnerable to decay and inflammation with metal allergies. At times, the porcelain over the metal may fracture or chip from the metal exposing the metal underneath.

Porcelain Fused to Metal

An e-max crown is the restoration of choice when replacing anterior or front teeth. E-max provides excellent aesthetics, improved function, and resemblance of natural teeth. They also require minimal tooth preparation and look less bulky.

The Procedure

The procedure involves building up the tooth after removing any existing decay or fragile tooth margins followed by an overall reduction of tooth based on the type of material used. We then make an impression or mold of the prepared tooth for a more customized fit of the final prosthesis. A temporary restoration is placed on the tooth while you are waiting to receive the final permanent crown. The temporary preserves the gum and tooth area and prevents any sensitivity around the tooth.

Caring for Your Crowns

Caring and maintaining the permanent dental crown is similar to that of your natural teeth. Brushing and flossing in between meals will help keep your crown plaque-free and will increase the longevity of the crown and the tooth. A night guard is a great preventative way to protect the crown against fractures, especially if you grind your teeth.

With a temporary crown, avoid sticky, chewy, and hard foods. It’s recommended to avoid chewing on the side of the mouth with the crown. Lastly, when flossing, don’t lift out but slide dental floss when taking care of your daily hygiene. Keeping this in mind, the temporary crown should stick around until your permanent crown is placed.

As your Frisco dentist, we are proud to offer our patients a warranty that protects your investment in your health. We also require that you keep with your routine dental appointments to help prolong the life of your restoration. Have more questions? Please call us today at 972-362-4037 to schedule a consultation!

HERE IS WHAT PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT FRISCO DENTAL ASSOCIATES

Dr. Elrabaa and the entire staff at Frisco Dental Associates are wonderful! They are all so courteous, helpful, and knowledgeable. They make cleanings and procedures are comfortable as possible. Dr. Elrabaa personally makes calls to check in on you, which sets her apart from any other dentist I’ve ever had. I can’t say enough good things about these lovely people! I live in Dallas now, but still make the drive out to Frisco for dental care. I highly recommend Frisco Dental Associates!
Angela Richardson
Angela Richardson
14:54 08 Jul 20
Best dental team in Texas!!! I have been to them now for 2 dental emergencies and in both cases they have been phenomenal. on my last visit, I needed 2 teeth pulled. after the 1st tooth, my anxiety was getting the best of me (I have very bad dental anxiety) and before I even said anything, Dr. E offered to reschedule my other tooth for another day. not only do they do amazing work, but they actively listen to their patients and work with them. i will recommend them to everyone i know, and I'm certainly not going anywhere else!
Rain Allen
Rain Allen
17:47 27 Jun 20
Everyone friendly and explain treatment and suggestions
Charlene Kagel
Charlene Kagel
15:44 26 Jun 20
Dr. Elrabaa is a top-notch dentist, and a really nice person. She explains the options clearly, and her technique is professional and exacting. Great experience, which is what you want at a dentist! Also important to note that the staff abides by strict COVID procedures to protect everyone.
Trey Smith
Trey Smith
15:00 25 Jun 20
Awesome staff. No pain. They are the best.
Harold Lewis
Harold Lewis
17:57 24 Jun 20
A wonderful, painless, comprehensive experience with an incredibly friendly staff!!
Maria LaNasa
Maria LaNasa
14:44 19 Jun 20
Friendly staff, excellent hygienist (Suzanne), and a very thorough and personable dentist!
Linda Crossman
Linda Crossman
14:58 06 Jun 20
Prompt, no waiting forever like some offices; staff friendly, very efficient.
Claudia Ross
Claudia Ross
00:55 04 Jun 20

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