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Dental Crowns
Austin, TX

A diagram of a dental crown for Dr. Myers, Austin Dentist to educate patients on Dental Crowns with.Here at Myers Dental in Austin, TX we take great pride in our work. Our goal is to give every patient a smile that they can be proud of and that will serve them well for many years. Dental crowns are a great way to give teeth that need some extra restoration life. A dental crown is a cap that looks and acts just like the chewing portion of your tooth, that coincidentally happens to be called the crown o your tooth. Dental crowns can be crafted out of a variety of different materials and can last for many years, even decades.

Who Needs Dental Crowns?

The most common reason that a patient will need to have a dental crown placed is excessive decay in a tooth. When you forget to brush and floss regularly, decay-causing bacteria can build up on the surface of teeth. Eventually, this bacteria will infect the tooth and work it’s way to the inner portions of the tooth. When infection significantly compromises the structural integrity of the tooth to the point that it cannot continue to help you chew food, a crown can save the tooth.

Crowns are also commonly used to finish teeth that have undergone a root canal and to top dental implants that are being used to replace a single missing tooth.

What are Crowns Made Of?

Crowns can be made of a few different materials, but the most common ones are:
•  Ceramic
•  Metal
•  Porcelain
•  Gold
•  Porcelain or ceramic fused to metal

Each of these materials has it’s own unique properties and uses that make them better suited for different applications. For example, porcelain is the most aesthetically pleasing material to craft a dental restoration, but it is the least durable of all the material listed so we will use porcelain to restore teeth that are featured prominently in the smile and that don’t need to help much with chewing food. Ceramic does a great job of looking like a real tooth and is also quite durable, so we will use ceramics like zirconia to replace teeth that do lots of chewing, like molars. Gold has always been a popular restoration option because of how long-lasting and durable it is.

Crown Placement Procedure

A crown usually requires at least two visits to our office to complete. During the first visit, we will start the placement procedure by ensuring your comfort and administering a local anesthetic. Once the procedure site is numb, we will begin reshaping the tooth that will have a crown placed on it by removing a portion of the enamel from the tooth. Once a tooth has been reshaped to accept a crown, it will no longer be a viable tooth without a crown capping it. We will take an impression of the tooth to send to our dental lab where they will use it to create the crown. We will finish the first appointment by capping the tooth with a temporary crown.

When we receive the permanent crown from our dental lab it will be time for you to return for your second appointment. We will remove the temporary crown and place the permanent one using a permanent dental cement.

If you want to learn more about dental crowns, call Myers Dental today at (512) 506-9889 to schedule an appointment with your Austin dentist.

Patient Testimonials.

Our patients come back to us because we truly care about the care you receieve. Here are some of the things our amazing patients have to say about us:
The staff are super friendly and made me feel really comfortable. I had to get Implants for two "baby" teeth i still had left b/c i never grew permanent teeth in their place. I had to be sedated for the operation and expected to be out of commission for a couples days and in a lot of pain the following week. However, that evening I felt surprisingly good with minimal pain.
Lindsay B.
Dr. Myers is the best. I have been a patient of his for about 5 years and every time I come he makes me feel super relaxed and at ease. I have had everything from a simple cleaning to crowns and everything is virtually painless afterwards. I would recommend him to any person who is seeking a great dentist and staff.
Terri R.
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