The Benefits of Modern Dental Crowns
Modern dental crowns provide full-coverage tooth restoration. This means they completely encase the tooth and can be used for a wide range of common dental issues, including:
- Covering a tooth that has sustained significant structural damage (such as extensive tooth decay or an accidental break).
- Anchoring a dental bridge in place.
- Protecting a tooth after a root canal.
- Capping a severely discolored or misshapen tooth when more conservative methods, such as teeth whitening or porcelain veneers, cannot adequately address the problem.
- Topping a dental implant to replace the visible portion of a missing tooth.
Which Crown is Right for You?
You might be surprised to learn that not all dental crowns are the same. In fact, thanks to advances in restorative materials, Dr. Steven Huffstutler can design a crown that perfectly fits your unique condition and requirements:
- All-porcelain crowns. Modern porcelain crowns provide a higher level of true-to-life esthetics than most other materials and are ideal for anterior (front) teeth, where your teeth readily show when you smile.
- Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns. A sturdy metal core is encased in dental porcelain in this crown combination. PFM crowns offer a high level of esthetics and a high level of strength and can withstand the biting forces experienced in the back of the mouth, making them an ideal option for replacing molars.
- Zirconia crowns. This type of dental porcelain contains zirconium oxide, a compound that makes the resulting crown considerably stronger than traditional dental porcelain.
Regardless of which type of crown Dr. Huffstutler recommends, we partner with only the best dental labs and will work hard to ensure your new restoration fits perfectly and enhances the beauty of your smile.
Insurance and Dental Crowns
Many people assume that their dental insurance fee table covers our high-end all-ceramic crowns. Unfortunately, this isn’t true. The fee tables for your DMO or PPO coverage refer to metal or porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns. They do not reflect the costs in both time and materials to create our natural looking ceramic crowns.
Save Your Tooth with a Custom Dental Crown
A custom-made dental crown can save your tooth from progressive damage, or improve its appearance when severe blemishes are present. To reserve an appointment with Dr. Huffstutler, click the banner below, or call our office in Ft. Worth, TX, today at (817) 577-1444. Our office welcomes patients from all over DFW, including Dallas, North Richland Hills, Denton, the Mid-cities, Southlake, and all surrounding communities.