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The Benefits Of Metal Crowns


A rendering of a metal crowns at Dallas Prosthodontics in Dallas, TXDepending on the health of your mouth, Dr. Castellon and Dr. Buskin at Dallas Prosthodontics can perform teeth cleaning, fillings, bonding procedures, and veneer placement on your teeth. However, sometimes, the damage to your teeth is more severe and procedures like root canal or tooth extractions are needed, which may necessitate the use of dental crowns.
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are placed on top of a tooth to protect it from further damage and to restore its form and function. The crown fully envelops the visible portion of the tooth above the gumline.

When is a Dental Crown Needed?


A dental crown is needed to:
•  To restore a severely damaged tooth.
•  To protect and hold together a cracked tooth.
•  To cover a weakened tooth after a root canal procedure.
•  To anchor a dental bridge into place.
•  To cover a dental implant.

Dental crowns are also used on primary teeth in children. They may be used to:
•  Save a baby tooth that has been so damaged it cannot be repaired by a filling.
•  Protect a tooth that is at a high risk of decay because the child has difficulty exercising good oral hygiene and dietary habits.

In such cases, the crown is made of stainless steel and used as a temporary measure. When the tooth falls out naturally, the crown will come out with it too.

Types of Dental Crowns and Their Use


There are various types of dental crowns, which can be used on different types of teeth in your mouth.
Gold and metal alloy crowns are the strongest and most durable, hence, people prefer them to be placed on the back of the teeth. These crowns can withstand a great deal of force from your teeth and can last for 30 to 40 years with proper care.
In contrast, porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns can more easily blend to your teeth because of their enamel-like color. These crowns are also very durable and stain-resistant, but they can aggravate opposing teeth. Metal crowns, on the other hand, are gentle on opposing teeth.
We also offer all-porcelain crowns that are the most realistic-looking crown and do not show a thin line of metal at the bottom, which may be a problem with PFM crowns. However, all-porcelain crowns are less durable than metal-based crowns, though with proper care, they can last for about 15 to 20 years.
Dental crowns can last you a very long time, though they may become loose or fall out. In this case, you can bring the crown to us and we will clean it and re-install it on your tooth.
To ensure your crown lasts a really long time, make sure you observe good oral hygiene and keep your six-month appointments with us.

Problems With Dental Crowns


They are certain issues that you may experience after getting a dental crown:
•  Sensitivity and Discomfort: It is normal for a newly crowned tooth to be a bit sensitive after the procedure if it still has a live nerve. This sensitivity may be resolved in a few days. We can also recommend toothpastes and mouthrinses to get rid of the sensitivity.
•  High Crown: If you experience pain only when you bite down, this could mean the crown is sitting too high on the tooth. This can be easily fixed by us.
•  Chipped Crown: A crown made of all-porcelain or composite resin may chip over time, particularly if you chew on hard substances. At Dallas Prosthodontics, we can easily repair the crown but if the chipping is extensive, we may need to replace it.
•  Allergic Reaction: Some people may be allergic to metal crowns, but this case is extremely rare at Dallas Prosthodontics since we ask you about any metal allergies before we make a dental crown for you.


If you think that your teeth need to be repaired, you can call us at (972) 503-7200 and Dr. Castellon and Dr. Buskin will examine your mouth, come up with a treatment plan and determine whether a dental crown is required.

Anterior Crowns (Front Teeth) Photos


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Photo of mouth before getting anterior crowns at Dallas Prosthodontics in Dallas, TX
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Photo of mouth after getting anterior crowns at Dallas Prosthodontics in Dallas, TX

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Photo of mouth before getting anterior crowns at Dallas Prosthodontics in Dallas, TX
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Photo of mouth after getting anterior crowns at Dallas Prosthodontics in Dallas, TX

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Photo of mouth before getting anterior crowns at Dallas Prosthodontics in Dallas, TX
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Photo of mouth after getting anterior crowns at Dallas Prosthodontics in Dallas, TX

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Photo of mouth before getting anterior crowns at Dallas Prosthodontics in Dallas, TX
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Photo of mouth after getting anterior crowns at Dallas Prosthodontics in Dallas, TX

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