Dr. Mobley typically places all ceramic porcelain crowns except for the patients that suffer from Bruxism, then she may opt for gold crowns on the molars. Dr. Mobley always considers both aesthetics and function for her patients. Even Though porcelain closer resembles natural teeth Gold may be a better choice for patients that have a strong bite and are prone to breaking dental restorations. Metal crowns, on the other hand, are typically used with molars located in the back of the mouth. Please contact us to see which type of dental crown is best for you.
Although the different types of crowns have different purposes, both metal and porcelain crowns are very durable, often lasting for many, many years.
Whether you choose a porcelain or metal crown, the process involved in getting a new crown is the same. Dr. Mobley begins by removing any existing decay and/or old filling material, after which she thoroughly cleans the surface. She then takes a digital scan of the tooth with her advance iTero scanner, which is sent as a digital file to a dental lab to create the permanent crown. Because it typically takes a week to 10 days for the crown to be made, the patient is fitted with a temporary one in the interim. During a second trip to the office, the permanent crown is placed.
This patient came to me with a chief complaint of, “my midline is not straight and I’m starting to develop a lisp”. We decided best way to correct her problem and match to existing porcelain restorations was to replace six upper crowns canine to canine.
She wore temporary crowns for about 3 weeks of the proposed new design while the lab fabricated the new Emax Porcelain crowns. We delivered Emax Crowns HT BL2.
The final product turned out beautiful. We also made her a new retainer after treatment to assure her teeth do not move. This is always recommended with any cosmetic case.
To find out more about our dental services, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Megan Mobley, contact our Austin, TX office today.