Crowns Specialist

Austin Smiles By Day

Cosmetic Dentist & General Dentist located in Austin, TX

A cracked or severely discolored tooth can make it difficult to smile with confidence. Francys Day, DDS, at Austin Smiles by Day in Austin, Texas, can help restore your self-esteem with dental crowns, or caps, so you’re able to smile with pride once again. Call Austin Smiles by Day or book an appointment online today for more information on dental crowns.

Crowns Q & A

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns are cap-like covers that fit over your teeth to restore imperfections in your smile. These dental concerns can range in severity from a tooth shade correction to serious tooth decay. Some of the most common reasons you may need a dental crown include:

  • Severe tooth discoloration
  • Tooth decay
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Protection for a weak or cracked tooth
  • Covering a dental implant
  • Support a tooth with a large filling

 

A crown can be used to restore a damaged tooth and protect it from further decay, especially if it’s at risk of requiring a tooth extraction.

Are there different types of dental crowns to choose from?

Dr. Day offers a number of strong, beautiful dental crown options for patients with all preferences. These options include:

Ceramic crown

An all-ceramic or porcelain crown is a metal-free crown that looks very natural and blends in seamlessly with the rest of your teeth. In addition to having the most natural appearance of all crowns, ceramic crowns are best for patients with metal allergies.

Zirconia crown

A zirconia crown is an extremely strong, durable type of dental crown. Unlike its alternatives, zirconia is both brawny and beautiful, allowing it to require less preparation than other crown materials. Not only can it be color-matched to your tooth shade, but zirconia can also be layered with porcelain to make your tooth look even more natural.

Bruxzir crown

A BruxZir® Solid Zirconia crown is often described as an aesthetic alternative to metal crowns, as it’s as strong and durable as traditional metal crowns, but as gorgeous and natural as less brawny ceramic crowns. Thanks to the new BruxZir Shaded formulation, these ultra-strong crowns now come in a variety of tooth shades to match the color of your natural teeth.

What is the dental crown process like?

The dental crown process typically takes more than one appointment, starting with taking X-rays and impressions of your maxillary and mandibular arches. These impressions help Dr. Day’s team of experts fabricate the perfect crown to fit over your tooth. Because your crown must be created in a lab, Dr. Day will fit you for a temporary crown while you wait for your permanent one.

During the next appointment, Dr. Day must file and reshape your natural tooth to make room for the new dental crown. Once your new dental crown is cemented into place, Dr. Day will check your bite to make sure everything is in place. While your new crown should be able to withstand the same amount of force as your natural teeth, it’s important to avoid hard candies and tough foods to prevent cracking.

Call Austin Smiles by Day or book an appointment online today to learn more about your dental crown options.