Do you have one or more teeth that are broken, cracked, decayed, or worn-down? Are those teeth making you feel embarrassed about smiling in front of others? If so, Dr. Michael Courter can bring back your healthy and beautiful smile with dental crowns. This restorative treatment can make a damaged tooth feel and look good as new again. Keep reading below to learn how you can benefit from custom-made dental crowns in Midland.
Why Choose Dr. Michael Courter for Dental Crowns?
Custom-Made to Blend into Your Smile
Experienced Dentist and Team
Repair Broken and Decayed Teeth
What Are Dental Crowns?
A dental crown is a sort of “cap” that is designed to fit snugly over the entire part of your tooth that is visible above your gums, also known as the crown of the tooth. Once placed, it protects the tooth from further damage and evens out your jaw’s biting force to prevent alignment problems from developing later on.
In the past, dental crowns were made of various precious metals like silver and gold. However, Dr. Courter prefers to use a material that resembles natural tooth enamel, like dental porcelain. With this option, you’ll get to work with the dentist to choose the exact size, shape, and color of your crown to deliver the strongest and most natural-looking results.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
At our practice, we use a precise color-matching system to find the perfect shade of dental porcelain that will match the rest of your pearly whites. Because of this, no one outside of our dental team should be able to tell the difference between your crown and any of your natural teeth!
Tooth decay and damage can often be quite painful, and crowns protect teeth from additional discomfort. Your teeth will also be shielded from further damage that could result in the tooth having to be extracted, allowing you to retain your natural smile. Additionally, porcelain crowns are durable enough to withstand everyday biting and chewing forces for years to come; with the right care and maintenance, a dental crown can last upwards of a decade.
The Dental Crowns Process
In most cases, all it takes is a couple of short appointments to design, fit, and cement your dental crown into place. Dr. Courter will first prepare the tooth by removing a slight layer of enamel. He’ll then capture special impressions and detailed images of the area, which are promptly sent to a trusted dental lab. We’ll place a temporary crown while the lab is busy crafting your permanent one. You’ll return in a few weeks to trade your temporary for your final restoration.
If you think you could benefit from having a crown placed, don’t hesitate to learn more by contacting our office today!