When might Spring area residents consider teeth crowns?

 In Crowns and Bridges

Dental crowns, also known as teeth crowns, are available at most dental practices. They are used in restorative, cosmetic, and general dentistry. Dr. Dernick of the Spring community uses porcelain crowns to help patients with a variety of dental concerns. Many patients may be advised to consider a dental crown for a number of reasons, including:


When patients have a tooth that is damaged, or has undergone procedures such as a root canal, the tooth can become weak and brittle. Large cavities can also greatly affect the strength of a tooth. Dental crowns are bonded over existing natural teeth to protect a tooth. Protection is key to maintaining the natural tooth and ensuring it is not damaged to the point of needing to be extracted and replaced with partial dentures, fixed bridges, or dental implants.


Patients who have had dental implants placed may receive a dental crown to restore their smile. Dental crowns are fabricated to work on top of a dental implant and the abutment placed during the second visit to the dentist. Crowns match the color, shape, and appearance of the original tooth to blend seamlessly into the dental arch.


While porcelain veneers are often bonded over teeth to disguise imperfections, teeth near the back of the mouth may require a dental crown instead. Dental crowns are thicker and can sustain more biting and chewing forces than a porcelain veneer can. Using dental crowns near the back of the mouth and porcelain veneers near the front is the best way to ensure long-lasting restorations.

When patients are speaking with their dentist about the various restorative solutions available, dental crowns are often considered. If you live in the Spring or Conroe communities and believe you may benefit from the placement of a dental crown, contact Dr. Dernick and his team to visit his state-of-the-art practice and learn about the advantages and disadvantages crowns, bridges, and other restorative solutions. Knowledge is key to enjoying a restoration that fits your budget and lifestyle.


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