Dallas Same-Day Crowns
Do I Need a Crown?
Types of Porcelain Crowns
The type of crown we recommend depends on your individual case and where the crown is placed in your mouth. For crowns in the back of your mouth (posterior), we offer CEREC crowns milled from high-strength lithium disilicate.
Crowns made of pure porcelain, while they aren’t as strong, are another option. They get their strength by being bonded to the underlying tooth. They are a great choice for your front teeth but may be too weak to withstand the demands on a back tooth. A better option for teeth on the front teeth would be e.max or Lava crowns.
Zirconia is exceptionally strong, so strong it is also known as “ceramic steel.” However, since it is also milled from a single block of ceramic, it is less aesthetically pleasing than pure porcelain. Natural teeth vary in color, being darker near the gumline. Since the block of ceramic is a solid color, there are no color gradations. The aesthetics, though, are fine for back teeth. If you are a bruxer who grinds your teeth, Dr. Vargas may recommend pure zirconia crowns for back teeth and zirconia veneered with porcelain for front teeth.
For some anterior restorations, we may also recommend dental composite bonding using Bioclear. For more information about our minimally invasive Bioclear restorations, please visit our Bioclear page. If you are interested in a same-day crown you can fill out an appointment form or call us to set up an examination.