According to the American College of Prosthodontists, single crowns are the most common restorative procedure. When most patients hear they they’re in need of a restoration, they panic that it’s going to ruin their smile by sticking out like a sore thumb next to their natural teeth. Even with a diligent dental hygiene routine, thousands of Americans damage and wear down their teeth, causing them to need dental crowns. At Petty Dental, we don’t want our patients to be embarrassed by their smiles, which is why we use the latest dental technology and high-quality materials that flawlessly incorporate with your natural teeth. That’s why we offer metal-free, custom-tailored dental crowns.
As you mature, your teeth will naturally become more worn-down due to use. They may also experience dental decay and damage that alters their structure and leaves the fragile inner chamber defenseless against harmful oral bacteria. IF this happens to your tooth, we may suggest a metal-free dental crown that will improve the function of your tooth and repair your smile. Each crown is custom-tailored to fit over the visible portion of your tooth to shield it from harmful substances and prevent additional damage from occurring down the road.
Many patients choose to get metal-free dental crowns over traditional ones because they provide a variety of aesthetic and health benefits, including:
After any underlying oral health issues have been treated, Dr. John Petty may recommend restoring your tooth’s structure and protecting it from additional damage with a metal-free dental crown. We’ll prepare your tooth beforehand so the crown will perfectly fit over it without protruding from your mouth. After that, we’ll take an impression of the tooth and use a special chart to help us determine the color of your natural enamel. We’ll send off all of the information we’ve gathered to our dental laboratory to craft your dental crown from.
After a few weeks, we’ll receive your permanent restoration and schedule an appointment to place it over your tooth. Using a dental cement, we’ll secure it in place and make sure that your bite is even. After polishing your teeth, we’ll send you on your way.
If you have any questions or concerns about the process or are wondering whether a metal-free crown is the right restorative option for you, contact our office!