When you have a tooth that is serious chipped, cracked, or damaged, the ideal solution for the problem is a dental crown. Dental crowns are restorations that rebuild large portions of tooth structure, allowing patients to bite, chew, and smile with renewed comfort. We can use different kinds of dental crowns at our Nashville, TN practice, including Empress® dental crowns.
Clint Newman, DDS and his team would like to consider some of the basics of Empress® dental crowns. This will give you an idea of what they are and how they can benefit you.
What Are Empress® Dental Crowns?
Empress® dental crowns are a type of tooth-colored dental crown that blends in seamlessly with your smile. Made entirely of leucite glass ceramic, Empress® dental crowns are among the most realistic-looking restorations on the market. The leucite glass ceramic is also used to create wonderfully crafted inlays, onlays, and veneers.
The Benefits of Empress® Dental Crowns
There are a few key benefits to Empress® dental crowns:
- Remarkable Aesthetics - Empress® dental crowns look like your natural teeth, with different variations in color to choose from for the most seamless fit possible.
- No Metal Core Within - Since there is no metal core within Empress® dental crowns, patients will not need to worry about metal allergies or warping of the crown over time due to fluctuations in temperature.
- A Record of Excellence - Empress® dental crowns have been used for years, with a strong record of great results and satisfied patients and dentists.
- Reliable Durability - Empress® dental crowns are sturdy, allowing you to go about your day and eat your favorite foods without worry. With proper care, Empress® dental crowns can last for up to 15 years.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate for Empress® Dental Crowns?
Good candidates for Empress® dental crowns are people who have suffered a serious tooth fracture, major tooth decay, or have undergone a root canal. The crown is ideal for capping a tooth and protecting it from damage of various kinds.
During your consultation at the practice, we can assess your candidacy for Empress® dental crowns. We can also determine if another type of dental restoration or procedure would be better for your needs.
The Procedure for Placing Empress® Dental Crowns
Placing an Empress® dental crown will first require the tooth to be carefully prepped. This means removing the severely damaged portions of the tooth and leaving the sturdy part of the tooth behind. An impression is then taken and sent to a dental lab. There, the Empress® dental crown is custom-crafted for optimal fit and the best possible cosmetic outcomes.
Once the Empress® dental crown is ready, it is sent back to the practice and checked one last time for comfort before it is adhered in place. It’s as simple as that.
The Results of Empress® Dental Crowns
Patients who receive Empress® dental crowns are pleased by the way they look and feel. There’s a reason that Empress® dental crowns have been around for so long. Their reputation for excellence is well deserved.
Contact Clint Newman, DDS
For more information about Empress® dental crowns and whether or not they are right for you, be sure to contact an experienced cosmetic and restorative dentist. We can provide you with helpful answers to your questions about dental care. Dr. Clint Newman’s office can also be contacted by phone at (615) 673-4780.