Weak or worn teeth are more susceptible to damage from daily use or trauma. If your teeth are compromised due to chips, cracks, or breakage, porcelain caps (or crowns) can restore their appearance and function. Crowns are custom-made restorations that cover frail or damaged teeth to keep them from further damage. In the process, crowns restore the appearance and function of your teeth to preserve their usefulness. At Clint Bruyere, DDS, we offer dental crown treatment to residents of Longview, Texas, and surrounding communities.
Although teeth are quite strong, they’re not indestructible. Age, decay, dietary, and lifestyle habits can weaken your teeth or wear them down. Dental trauma can leave your teeth chipped, fractured or broken. Through dental crown treatment, Dr. Clint Bruyere can repair your compromised teeth to save them from extraction. Porcelain crowns serve multiple purposes:
Porcelain crowns can also be used to complete other dental treatments, such as root canal therapy and implants. With proper care, crowns can last 10-15 years before needing to be replaced.
Porcelain crowns are custom-made to fit perfectly over your teeth, blend beautifully with your smile, and function optimally. As porcelain is a highly resilient material, your crown can endure years of biting and chewing. Over time, however, your crown may need to be replaced due to wear and tear or accidental damage. Dr. Bruyere will remove your old crown, assess the health of your tooth, and prepare it to receive a new one. If your tooth needs work, such as cavity treatment, a root canal, or a build-up of its structure, it will be done prior to your new crown treatment.