Porcelain Crowns Protecting Uptown Houston Smiles
When you develop a cavity, Dr. Alani will remove the decay and place a filling that matches your tooth's color. If your tooth has extensive decay or a fracture, the dentist may recommend placing a white crown. Designed to restore strength, function, and appearance, a porcelain crown fits snugly over the remaining, healthy tooth structure.
Advantages to All-Porcelain Crowns
- Porcelain crowns not only reflect light, but they mimic the transparency found in natural teeth.
- Because we can place the tooth-shaded margin at or above the gum line, we reduce the risk of gum irritation and prevent gum recession.
- You won't notice a dark line at the gums as you would with a porcelain fused to metal crown(PFM).
- Porcelain (ceramic) is an extremely biocompatible material with no allergic potential.
As part of our dedication to giving our Houston-area patients the best care possible, we offer what we call “unbreakable crowns.” We call them that because they’re quite simply the strongest crowns available. Made from the same kind of high-strength ceramic material that the aerospace industry uses, they’re excellent for restoring back teeth.
Another reason for the effectiveness of unbreakable crowns, which are made from “ceramic steel,” is that they have a very precise fit. As a result, where normal ceramic restorations are typically weak, unbreakable crowns are much sturdier. The result is a long-lasting Houston ceramic restoration that looks natural, is incredibly functional, and eliminates the risk of allergic reactions.
If you have a tooth in need of restorative help, let Dr. Alani’s Houston dental office be your source of unbreakable crowns.
Onlays, often called partial crowns, offer a conservative alternative to a full crown in some situations. Unlike traditional porcelain crowns, onlays, end half way up the tooth, which prevents plaque formation at the margin of the tooth and gum. Dr. Alani will evaluate your case to determine whether a full ceramic crown or onlay will offer the best restoration for your smile.
E.Max Crowns and Onlays
For more durable and aesthetically pleasing results, Dr. Alani offers e.max crowns and onlays. E.max restorations are known for their attractive appearance and their strength. With your e.max restoration in place, you can look forward to longer lasting results that blend in with your natural teeth by mimicking the translucent color of natural enamel.
Expert care for extraordinary smiles. Call our Houston dental office to schedule a checkup, consultation, or second opinion visit with Dr. Alani. Located near the Galleria, we serve patients from the greater Houston area with top-notch dentistry.