In past years, dental crowns were made using only gold or metal amalgam. But thanks to advances in dentistry over the years, dentists are now able to offer ceramic dental crowns, which are designed to match the look and feel of natural teeth. North Dallas dentist Dr. Darian Hampton is pleased to offer patients ceramic dental crowns for an attractive and long-lasting smile. In this blog post, he discusses some of the benefits patients can expect with ceramic dental crowns.
Ceramic dental crowns are custom made to match the color of your teeth for a natural-looking appearance. When crafting your ceramic dental crowns, Dr. Hampton will use a shading guide to find the color that best matches your natural teeth. And because light passes through ceramic beautifully, your smile will have a radiant and translucent quality to it. Additionally, ceramic dental crowns do not cause the dark margins or lines on the teeth’s gum line, which is an aesthetic concern that comes with metal crowns. With ceramic dental crowns, you can smile confidently and proudly.
Oral Health Benefits
Ceramic dental crowns are strong and resilient. With the proper care, they can last for a long time, allowing patients to maintain their oral health for many years. Ceramic dental crowns are made of biocompatible materials, meaning there is no risk of an allergic reaction or gum irritation. There is also no risk of tooth sensitivity with ceramic dental crowns; you can eat and drink your favorite foods and beverages with ease!
Ceramic Dental Crowns and Same-Day Dental Crowns with Dr. Hampton
Dr. Hampton understands that each patient’s needs are unique, which is why he is pleased to offer both traditional dental crown placement and same-day dental crowns. Both methods involve using high-quality ceramic dental crowns for stunning, long-lasting results. Traditional dental crown placement involves at least two appointments over the span of several weeks. During the first appointment, our team will take impressions of your teeth, which will then be sent to a dental laboratory where your custom-made crown will be crafted. We will place a temporary crown in your mouth while your permanent one is being crafted. Once it is ready, you will return to our office so we can place your permanent crown.
Same Day dental crowns are created using the Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (CEREC) system. This advanced and innovative technology allows Dr. Hampton to take digital impressions of your teeth, craft your ceramic dental crown and modify it all in one visit. This option is ideal for patients who lead busy lives and prefer not to deal with multiple dental visits.
If you are in need of a dental crown, Dr. Hampton would be happy to meet with you and discuss your options. He can go over the benefits and limitations of traditional dental crown placement and CEREC thoroughly with you. To schedule an appointment, please contact The Hamptons Dental today.