Benefits of Porcelain Crowns

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With their natural sheen and strength, porcelain crowns give patients the ability to restore a tooth’s natural function and appearance.

In the past, dentistry had to use metal for crowns. This was the only option for protecting a severely decayed or damaged tooth. The metal tooth was ugly in appearance. However,  with better technology porcelain crowns have become the cosmetic choice when replacing missing teeth.

What Is a Dental Crown?

Dental crowns (some times called “caps”) are custom made to fit over severely decayed or damaged teeth. This gives teeth strength and protects them from further decay and reducing sensitivity. Crowns improve the appearance of the tooth while strengthening a compromised tooth.

Patients in Pasadena and Deer Park Texas are excited with the natural, custom computer made crowns. Dr. Nugent utilizes the CEREC system and is able to fabricate your crown in one visit. fit offered by tailor-made porcelain crowns.




Porcelain Crowns:

  • Protection: A porcelain crown acts like a helmet. It protects a damaged tooth by restoring the tooth to proper for and function.
  • Cosmetics: Crowns made out of metal are ugly. Porcelain is semi-translucent and mimics the luster of a real tooth. This is vitally important for improving your smile when a front tooth is involved.
  • Color: Porcelain crowns can be tinted and stained to match your teeth.
  • Function: Porcelain crowns restore your natural biting and chewing abilities.
  • Beautiful. With their natural appearance, porcelain crowns are the best cosmetic solutions when restoring severely broken down teeth.
  • Longevity:  Porcelain crowns have the strength and resilience necessary to withstand the forces of chewing.
  • Easy Maintenance: No special care is needed to take care of a crown. You brush and floss around your crown just like you would a natural tooth.
  • Does not stain: Porcelain will not change color or stain.
  • Comfort: A crown made by a cosmetic dentist will look, feel and function like a natural tooth.
  • Strength: Decay and fractures weaken a tooth. A crown will protect the broken down tooth and return the strength of the tooth.

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A dental crown, also known as a tooth cap, is a teeth-shaped replacement placed over a tooth by Dr. Nugent to improve its shape, size, structure, and look. The crown is cemented into place and completely covers the visible portion of the tooth above and below the gum line. A crown fits like a normal tooth since it is made from an imprint, which is typically digital. Your tooth will be stronger and endure longer once your crown is in place. Dental Associates provides a selection of dental crown materials, and your dentist will explain the best option for your specific case.

Reasons Dr. Nugent will recommend a Crown:

  • Replace a big filling that has lost too much tooth structure to continue filling the cavity.
  • Prevent further chipping, breaking, or fracture of a weak tooth.
  • Restore a damaged or fractured tooth.
  • Cover a misshapen or discolored teeth.
  • Connect a dental bridge.
  • Protect and repair a root canal-treated tooth
  • Coverage for a dental implant.
  • To strengthen and stabilize your injured tooth.

What Exactly Are “White Fillings”?

White fillings are composite dental resin dental fillings. White fillings, as the name implies, are white, which means they are tooth-colored fillings that fit in more seamlessly with the rest of your teeth. There will be no more silver flashes when you speak or laugh! White composite resin fillings are becoming the norm in most dental offices. This is due to two factors: white fillings simply seem more natural than silver fillings, and white fillings are chemically bonded to teeth.

The Advantages of Composite Fillings:

What makes white fillings more secure than silver fillings? Simply put, no mercury. In silver fillings mercury makes up around 50% of a silver amalgam filling. Whereas, composite resin fillings do not contain mercury.  White fillings, unlike metal fillings, do not expand or contract in reaction to temperature variations. As a result, they will not place additional strain on your teeth. Another advantage of white fillings is that they are chemically bonded to the tooth. The glue works similarly to asphalt fixing a pothole; once the cavity is filled, the tooth is stronger than before. Silver fillings do not use the same bonding technique, and as a result, they are less durable.

Silver Filling Replacement:

As you can see, there is a reason why silver fillings are no longer popular in the dental industry. However, many of people across the country continue to have them… Should those fillings be changed? Some people appear to believe so. Many people nowadays ask their dentists to replace silver fillings with new composite ones. This composite filling method, however, is not always required. If your old silver fillings are in good condition, aren’t causing pain, and you don’t mind the silver spots in your mouth, it is perfectly fine to leave them alone. Of course, if you want to replace your fillings, you can do so. Dr. Nugent and you can decide whether new composite fillings are the best option for your smile.


Our office is located at 3421 Burke Rd, Ste A, Pasadena Texas 77504. We see patients from Pasadena, Deer Park, La Porte, League City and Friendswood. Dr. Nugent is focuses on Cosmetic, Family, Implant and Sedation Dentistry. Dr. Nugent has been voted “Best Pasadena, Texas Dentist” multiple times. Call our office today at 713-941-8261 to schedule and appointment.

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