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Indianapolis Dentist - Dental Crowns
Porcelain Crowns - Gold Crowns - Implants
Why Is a Dental Crown Needed?
A dental crown may be needed in the following
To protect a weak tooth (decay) from breaking
or to hold together
parts of a cracked tooth.
To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth
that has been severely worn down.
To cover and support a tooth with a large filling
when there isn't a
lot of tooth left.
To hold a dental bridge in place.
To cover misshaped or severely discolored
To cover a dental implant.
We often use dental crowns to restore beauty and strength to a tooth that has been weakened by decay, injury, or endodontic (root canal)
therapy. Dental crowns are caps that fit over the entire tooth. The targeted tooth is prepared by removing damaged areas and shaping it to
accommodate the dental crown. An impression of the prepared tooth is
made so that the crown can be precisely crafted to fit snugly on the tooth. Once the crown is ready, it is cemented onto the tooth.
||At Indianapolis Dental Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, we primarily use dental crowns as a restorative dentistry option; however, we also use
them for aesthetic applications such as fixing minor misalignments and repairing cracks and discolorations.
Porcelain Crowns / Metal & Gold Crowns
Metals used for a crown include gold alloy, other alloys (for example,
palladium) or a base-metal alloy (for example, nickel or chromium).
Compared with other crown types, less tooth structure needs to be
removed with metal crowns, and tooth wear to opposing teeth is kept to
a minimum. Metal dental crowns withstand biting and chewing forces
well and probably last the longest in terms of wear down. Also, they
rarely chip or break. The metallic color is the main drawback. Metal
crowns are a good choice for out-of-sight molars.
Porcelain-fused-to-metal dental crowns can be color matched to your
adjacent teeth (unlike the metallic dental crowns). However, more
wearing to the opposing teeth occurs with this crown type compared
with metal or resin crowns. The crown's porcelain portion can also
chip or break off. Next to all-ceramic crowns,
porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns look most like normal teeth. However,
sometimes the metal underlying the crown's porcelain can show through
as a dark line, especially at the gum line and even more so if your
gums recede. These dental crowns can be a good choice for the front or
the back teeth.
All-ceramic or all-porcelain dental crowns provide the best natural
color match than any other crown type and may be more suitable for
people with metal allergies. However, they are not as strong as
porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns and they wear down opposing teeth a
little more than metal or resin crowns. All-ceramic crowns are a good
choice for front teeth.
Temporary versus permanent. Temporary crowns can be made in your
dentist's office whereas permanent crowns are made in a dental
laboratory. Temporary crowns are made of acrylic or stainless steel
and can be used as a temporary restoration until a permanent crown is
constructed by the dental laboratory.
Dr. Kellie Schaub D.D.S., M.S.D - Indianapolis Dentist - Cosmetic, Family, & Restorative
Dentistry is committed to exceptional, high quality care with affordable prices.
All your dentistry needs under one roof for your convenience.
As an Indianapolis dentist, my work is to please you. Indianapolis Dental Center
provides a number of prosthodontic services and complete teeth-whitening services. We have the latest in technology
resulting in more comfortable dental procedures. Our goal is to offer the
highest quality dental care at affordable rates. The staff will file your
insurance, and offer a variety of payment plans.
It's All About You
Having cosmetic or restorative dental work is a gift to yourself.
Having a dentist in Indianapolis like Dr. Kellie Schaub will give you a
masterpiece you can shine on your friends and family every time you smile.
Contact us or schedule an appointment online to find out how our dental artists
can give you something to smile about.
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|Dr. Kellie Schaub D.D.S., M.S.D.
|8445 South Emerson Ave, Ste 101
|Indianapolis, IN 46237
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Indianapolis Dental Center with a denture lab available, can create beautiful custom dentures and partials just for you.