Porcelain Crowns in Arlington
We at The Dental Office at River House provide our patients many treatment options to restore their damaged or decayed teeth. Porcelain crowns are a top choice for both dentists and patients because of their durability and natural appearance. They restore function and appearance without altering the remaining tooth structure.
Crowns strengthen damaged teeth, allow for normal chewing function, and they look indistinguishable from natural teeth.
A crown is a cap specially constructed to fit perfectly over a damaged or unattractive tooth. Crowns completely cover the tooth above the gum line and can help whiten, reshape, and realign teeth. David P. Cote, DDS, serves patients in Arlington and beyond with beautiful, lifelike porcelain crowns.
Receiving a Porcelain Crowns is Simple with Dr. Cote
First, Dr. Cote will prepare your tooth to receive the crown. This involves reshaping the tooth to give it a uniform shape that will fit snugly inside the crown. The area around the tooth is numbed beforehand, so there is no discomfort.
After the tooth has been prepared, we will take a digital impression using the CEREC intraoral camera. Based on the image, the CEREC software creates a virtual model of your tooth. Next, our in-office milling machine carves your crown out of a small block of porcelain. After it’s been fired, Dr. Cote is ready to affix the crown to your previously damaged tooth.
Same-Day Crowns with CEREC
With our in-house milling machine, our patients can enjoy their refurbished smiles faster than ever. As opposed to laboratory crowns, which can take weeks to be complete, CEREC-milled porcelain crowns are ready for installation the same day.
The Dental Office at River House stands by porcelain crowns as an excellent option for tooth repair. All-porcelain crowns are preferable to porcelain-fused-to-metal or full-metal crowns for many reasons:
• Partial-metal crowns will show dark lines underneath the thin porcelain layers. All porcelain crowns show no dark lines and help the smile maintain a natural appearance.
• Metal crowns can irritate the sensitive gum tissue and cause gum recession over time.
• Porcelain crowns are softer than metallic options, and thus won’t cause undue wear and tear on the remaining natural teeth.
• Porcelain crowns keep aesthetic concerns in mind. They can be color-matched to blend in seamlessly with natural teeth. Most importantly, porcelain reflects light just like enamel does- making porcelain restorations indistinguishable to the untrained eye.
Choose David P. Cote, DDS, for Your Porcelain Crowns
Dr. Cote has much experience in the preparation and application of porcelain crowns. Patients come from Arlington and beyond for his expertise and a keen eye for dental aesthetics.
If you have more questions about porcelain crowns or any other of our services, please feel free to browse our site and give us a call when you’re ready to schedule an appointment. We look forward to working with you!
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