On a recent Saturday when we were open, a young woman walked into our Garland dental practice for a complimentary second opinion/consult.
A broken filling that needs to be repaired.
What we found
On examining her tooth and the X-ray we figured out that the a sizable portion of the tooth had broken off.
What patient requested
The patient requested just getting the tooth restored with a large tooth colored filling.
Why We Do Not Recommend A Filling
It’s quite common for patients to want treatment that is conservative in nature and less expensive but many a times such treatment choices have poor outcomes. Especially in this case, a part of the tooth had broken off.
Why A Dental Crown Is Better
When a large portion of a tooth fractures quite often than not the ideal treatment option to restore the tooth to a healthy state would be to place a full coverage crown over it.
Some of the reasons for this include the lack of healthy tooth structure to support a simple restoration and high probability of failure or fracture of such a restoration.
Dental Crown Explained
A dental crown is a fixed prosthetic device used to protect teeth and also used to enhance the appearance of teeth.
Conditions that warrant a crown
Conditions that may warrant a crown include a fractured tooth, stained teeth, spaces between teeth that patient desires to have reduced , tooth with large decay and after implant placement.
Patients frequently prefer to have porcelain crowns due to aesthetics. Shade selection is possible using a shade guide to match the color of the tooth to one’s own teeth.
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Complimentary Custom Shade Matching
At Kings Dental we offer patients a wide range of crowns to select from including full metal crowns, porcelain fused to metal crowns, and all-porcelain crowns.
We also offer complimentary custom shade matching where we bring the patient to the lab to get a near perfect color match to the patient’s teeth.