A crown effectively replaces the enamel layer of a tooth that suffered advance decay, lost a filling or was otherwise damaged. A tooth’s role in your mouth and appearance in your smile will determine which material your dentist recommends for the crown.
Molars and premolars in the back of your teeth, need a crown that is made from porcelain. Porcelain is a durable material that is strong and can last for years. With proper care of your teeth, you can keep your crown in excellent shape. The porcelain material can also be shaded to match the color of the natural enamel on your existing teeth.
While these materials are not subject to tooth decay, they will still need to be a part of your daily oral hygiene regimen. Plaque buildup can harden into tartar at the gum line which leads to gum disease. This could compromise the the abutment that anchors your crown into your mouth. With proper care and maintenance, your new crown can last for several years to come!
If you have questions about the type of material that is best for your upcoming crown procedure, please feel free to call us at 830-268-4447 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!