Looking For The Best Creve Coeur Orthopedic Dentist?
The image to the right is of porcelain crowns. One of these replaces the tooth area above the gum line. It virtually becomes the new outer surface of your tooth. They’re made out of porcelain or metal or a combination of both.
What is Orthopedic Dentistry ?
Let’s say your tooth is decayed on three or four surfaces. Rather than get fillings, it usually makes more sense to get a crown. Fillings can only go so far to preserve your teeth and with a certain amount of decay it doesn’t make sense to fill them. You might as well get a crown, which is a more permanent procedure. It’s analogous to patching a bicycle tire: at the point your tire needs too many patches, it makes sense to get a new tire. If this is the situation, we will recommend a crown, but the final decision will be yours to make.
What Type Of Orthopedic Dentist Services Do You Offer?
Today, dentists can purchase equipment to make crowns in their offices the same day. And, although we are a big fan of technology, when it comes to crowns he prefers to work with lab technicians who are professionals at customizing crowns to look and feel natural. In-office dental crowns no doubt are functional, but we prefer the fit and look of crowns made sculpted and and colored to his specifications.
Hand-crafted crowns are put through a finishing process that customizes them fully to your mouth. They’re no more costly than those made on machines in dental offices. So you can get a custom look and fit for the same price as a crown made in-office on a machine. Although you won’t get the crown the same day, you’ll have a temporary made that looks like the real thing. Within a week your porcelain crown will be back from the lab.