Dental Crowns in Prosper, TX
Dental Crowns: A Versatile Restorative Solution
A dental crown refers to a false tooth that completely surrounds a damaged or compromised natural tooth. Crowns restore the function and appearance of a tooth and help to maintain proper spacing and occlusion (bite). A few concerns that dental crowns can address include:
- Restore the shape and function of a tooth damaged by decay or accidental injury.
- Restore broken, cracked, or severely chipped teeth.
- Anchor a dental bridge.
- Serve as the cap to a dental implant. Also referred to as a dental implant restoration.
- Mask severely stained teeth that do not respond to traditional teeth whitening systems.
Dental Crowns at Prosper Smiles Family Dentistry
While metal crowns served as the go-to dental crown material for thousands of years, advanced dental technology allows Dr. Patel to provide porcelain crowns that offer the strength and durability of metal with the enhanced esthetics of dental ceramics. At Prosper Smiles Family Dentistry, we offer dental crown options such as:
Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns: Constructed of a metal core overlayed with beautiful dental porcelain, PFM crowns provide a long-lasting and natural-looking solution that can withstand the pressure and force exerted by the back teeth. PFM are a good choice for molars and for patients without metal allergies. However, as a wearer ages and the gums recede, PFM crowns can reveal an unsightly metal line where the crown meets the gums.
All-ceramic crowns: Beautifully layered dental porcelain gives all-ceramic dental crowns unparalleled translucence. We work with dental ceramic studios that use both eMax and Lava dental porcelain, two brands recognized for their exceptionally durable and realistic porcelain restorations. All-ceramic crowns are an ideal solution for addressing problems in the front teeth.
Zirconia crowns: With regards to dental ceramics, zirconia refers to a silica-free porcelain material that offers true-to-life esthetics with incomparable strength. In fact, zirconia crowns are so strong that they can withstand the harsh environment of the back teeth with ease. We have paired with Bruxzir, a brand of zirconia restorations known for its rigorous — and ultimately fruitful — production process.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Prosper Dentist
At Prosper Smiles Family Dentistry, we have created a different kind of dental practice: one that focuses on family, fun, and creating healthy, beautiful smiles. To schedule an appointment, please contact us at (972) 347-9617. From our state-of-the-art dentist’s office in Prosper, TX, Dr. Patel and his talented staff proudly provide general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry to families in Celina, Frisco, Plano, McKinney, Denton, and Allen.