Porcelain Crowns in AustinA crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular, because they resemble your natural teeth. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.
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What does getting a dental crown involve?
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.
While the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.
At your second appointment your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.
You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.
" Wife and I have been clients of for 2 years. Some of our dental work done by Dr. Gotun as follows: Regular cleanings, 5 Crowns, a dozen or so old metal type fillings removed and replaced with contemporary tooth color material, tooth removal, braces, bone work preparation for implant bases (two separate areas).
Two things we have had done from other dentists which he does different - Cleanings he uses ultrasonic tooling, not manual scraper, which cleans better, saves time, and doesn't irritate our gums and teeth as much. Crowns he makes onsite so we have never needed a second visit for the same tooth, and he adjusts size, shape, contact points if necessary to not just repair a damaged tooth but improve its function (Wife no longer has head aches and I do not have jaw muscle fatigue as before).
If you need 'A' dentist go find one, If you want the BEST then call Dr. Tor Gotun because you may end up like us and connect with this truly talented Doc. that utilizes the most beneficial processes and equipment to treat your individual goals. "
David R., Austin, TX