Dental crowns, or tooth caps, are used to repair cracked or broken teeth. Modern metal-free crowns in Katy eliminate the unsightly black line that is often visible along the gum line with traditional crowns.
For many years, porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) was the gold standard in dentistry for crown and bridge restorations. The crown had a metal framework that was covered in porcelain material.
With the advent of zirconium dental materials, patients have more aesthetically pleasing options. A metal-free framework supporting the zirconium allows for a natural-looking restoration.
A zirconium crown is used to restore a fractured tooth, one that is severely decayed or to replace an old filling beyond repair. Once Dr. Adriana Zaharie removes the decay, a crown is placed to protect and strengthen the weakened tooth structure.
Although there are several materials used to craft dental crowns, including porcelain, gold, and combinations of metal and porcelain, solid zirconium provides the greatest durability and strength.
It takes two dental visits to place a zirconium crown in Katy office.
About two weeks later your temporary crown will be removed, and the permanent metal-free crown will be secured in place, restoring your smile for many years to come.
Dr. Adriana Zaharie has a gentle patient approach and excellent clinical skills that will make you and your family more comfortable than you ever thought possible.