Dental Crowns Murphy TX
Murphy, TX dentist restores smiles with dental crowns
As a restorative dentist, Dr. Bindu Kolli strives to help her patients across the Irving, Frisco, Plano, and Murphy, TX area keep their natural teeth for a lifetime. Dental crowns are an important part of that strategy.
Many uses for a dental crown
A crown is a hollow restoration that fits on top of a prepared tooth. A tooth cap may be used in these situations:
- To restore normal shape and size to a tooth with a large area of decay or breakage (when there is not enough tooth structure remaining to support a filling).
- An old filling may develop microscopic leaks, allowing decay to form underneath. Usually a crown is needed to repair the damage.
- When root canal therapy is performed, the tooth may become brittle. A crown provides protection.
- A dental bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial ones. It is anchored in place with crowns on teeth adjacent to the gap, or on dental implants.
- A dental implant is an artificial root, implanted in jawbone at the site of a missing tooth. A dental crown finishes the restoration.
- For aesthetic improvement in a tooth that has odd shape or size, is worn down, or has deep discoloration.
Multiple options for dental crowns in Murphy, TX
A crown is fabricated at an off-site dental laboratory, from impressions Dr. Kolli takes of your mouth after the tooth is prepared. Major advances have been made in dental ceramics, so these materials are strong and durable. Today most people prefer the lustrous, natural-looking appearance of a solid porcelain crown, and with good oral hygiene, receive many years of carefree service from it. However, Dr. Kolli offers other crown options, to suit virtually every need and budget.
Stainless steel crowns can be an economical alternative for children’s primary teeth. Reinforced composite resin crowns are affordable and match natural tooth color. Though they do not look as lifelike as all-porcelain crowns, strong porcelain fused to metal (PFM) crowns remain popular for molar restorations. Gold crowns can also be a good choice for posterior restorations. This noble metal is biocompatible and does not harm opposing dentition (the tooth in the opposite arch that bites onto the crown).