Dentists like Dr. Watkins or Dr. Peña, sometimes need to perform a dental crown restoration to treat a tooth that has been significantly affected by a large cavity or a significant dental fracture. Sometimes a dental crown is also called for when cosmetically restoring a smile’s appearance.
Dental crowns can be made from different materials. The tooth’s general location in your mouth and your personal preference will largely determine the type of material your dentist recommends for your dental crown.
Your dentist will likely select a porcelain dental crown if the restored tooth will appear in your smile. This special material can be shaded to mimic natural tooth enamel to blend in with the rest of your natural teeth. If the tooth is small or it is primarily used for biting off hard and tough foods, our team might recommend fusing the dental porcelain with a metal core.
We may also recommend a dental crown made from gold or a base metal alloy to restore a molar or premolar in the back of your mouth. These durable materials could be beneficial so long as the tooth doesn’t appear in your smile. If you are in the San Antonio, TX, area and you have a compromised tooth, you should call 210-526-0925 to seek treatment at W Dental Group today!