PROS AND CONS OF DENTAL PORCELAIN CROWNS
Are There Risks Involved in Getting a Dental Crown?
For many patients, visiting the dentist for a routine cleaning is stressful enough. You need to take time off work and nobody wants to hear that they have a cavity. But what if your visit is for a more involved treatment, like getting a crown?
Most people assume that there are no risks involved in crown procedures, and rightfully so. Advances have made the process faster, safer and more effective than ever. But still, patients that visit an inexperienced or incompetent dentist put their health at risk. Also, the results might not look natural, or they may not last very long.
But if you schedule an appointment with a well-established dentist, you can ensure that your next visit will be both comfortable and successful. At Lakefront Family Dentistry, Dr. Hauser has the experience and technology to provide unparalleled service. If you need crowns, root canals, dental implants or any other treatment, we can help.
We also offer family dentistry in Riverside County. For more information about our crown treatments, Contact Lakefront Family Dentistry at (951) 244-9495 or Make an Appointment Online Today!
Lakefront Family Dentistry Patient – Five Porcelain Crowns in Front and Full Mouth Teeth Whitening
Process of the Typical Crown Procedure
Typical crown procedures require several visits and possibly weeks to complete. But at Lakefront Family Dentistry, we can complete the entire treatment in only one appointment.
Dr. Hauser is one of the few CEREC dentists in the United States. CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. With this technology, he can develop a crown that matches your tooth’s profile perfectly.
In a typical crown (old school) procedure, though, the dentist prepares the patient’s tooth to accept the crown, and then, he sends a molding of the patient’s mouth to an off-site lab. That lab develops the permanent crown.
The most common risk associated with this process is a bacterial infection that forms after the initial visit. While the off-site lab develops the crown, a temporary cap covers the tooth for protection. Unfortunately, this can backfire, and bacteria can develop beneath the cap.
Ultimately, this can necessitate a deep cleaning to remove the infection. But at Lakefront Family Dentistry, we eliminate this risk entirely by completing the entire process in one visit. No dental cap means no risk of infection!
Another risk involves the tooth-preparation process. Although the crown is a little bit thinner than your natural tooth, it’s still a raised surface. So, the teeth usually must be pared down to create a natural look.
This can require an extremely comprehensive evaluation. A veteran dentist will remove the minimum amount of enamel to produce natural-looking results, but an inexperienced dentist might make a mistake and remove too much or too little enamel. In these cases, the patient not only gets disappointing results but also might need to pay more money to correct the treatment.
This risk, like so many others in dentistry, is significantly reduced if you contact a reputable dentist. Dr. Hauser’s reputation is evidenced by his long list of repeat clients. Also, he frequently speaks at dental conferences, demonstrating his industry-leading knowledge and expertise.
Advantages of Dental Crowns
Dental porcelain crowns can accomplish far more than improving the appearance of your smile.
Here are some of the common reasons why patients opt for this treatment:
- Fix cracks, chips and tooth discoloration
- High rate of effectiveness
- Durable results that can last 20 years or longer
- Natural-looking results
Also, a dental crown can improve oral hygiene. That’s right: Not only will your smile be more attractive, but it will be healthier, too.
A dental crown can adjust your tooth to the ideal shape and size. As a result, there is a more uniform surface for brushing and, sometimes, it becomes easier to floss between teeth. Also, you may notice that your bite is straighter.
About Lakefront Family Dentistry
Dr. Hauser enjoys treating both cosmetic patients and families. Our patients represent all age groups and demographics, which is why we provide such a broad range of treatments.
If you need dental implants, veneers, crowns or just a regular cleaning, we can help. With CEREC technology, we can apply crowns and veneers in just one visit!
Dr. Hauser recently demonstrated his commitment to maintaining a modern facility by purchasing a new ORTHOPHOS XG 3D dental imaging. It features a high-resolution, 3D camera that can capture the entire jaw in one shot. With a wider field of view, it limits patient’s exposure to radiation.
If you need dental porcelain crowns, or if you’re looking for a new family dentist, Contact Lakefront Family Dentistry at (951) 244-9495 or Make an Appointment Online Today!