Dental Crowns An Overview
With advancements in dynamic adhesive bonding techniques, dental crowns are becoming an outdated treatment. Louisville cosmetic dentist Dr. Tracey Hughes is one of a few dentists in the region who has undergone advanced training at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. Her advanced training allows her to offer a more conservative type of custom designed porcelain restoration, rarely resorting to having to fully crown teeth, a procedure which often requires unnecessary removal of healthy tooth structure.
Whenever possible, Dr. Tracey Hughes can achieve the same results, however, in a more conservative manner which utilizes less drilling and as a result, less trauma to the tooth using a custom designed porcelain restoration.
(Full coverage porcelain crown)
Compare a full crown above to more conservative custom designed porcelain restorations below. Both options are very esthetic. However, the more conservative option below ensures you can maintain as much healthy tooth structure as possible, only replacing what is missing or damaged.
(More conservative custom designed porcelain restorations conserve healthy tooth structure.)
Dr. Hughes and her team provide exceptional dental services. They are kind, professional, and a pleasure to be around. Dr. Hughes was able to diagnose underlying issues relating to my oral health and provide me with comprehensive solutions to fix…Mirza P.
“She makes you feel very comfortable.”Karen Young
Dental Crowns What to Expect
A custom designed porcelain restoration may be recommended for the following reasons:
- A large cavity in a tooth
- Replacement of old fillings that have failed over many years
- Broken cusps
- Esthetic upgrade when replacing old mercury fillings
- Cracked tooth
- High esthetic requirements
- Improved strength and longevity
Advancements in preparation design, materials, and laboratory techniques ensure our Louisville dental patients maintain as much healthy tooth structure as possible, only removing damaged tooth structure and replacing what is missing.
During your appointment, Dr. Hughes can asses the condition of the teeth and determine the best solution for your smile. The goal is to address your dental concerns as conservatively and effectively as possible.
Explore your options for dental crowns in our Louisville dentist office. Dr. Hughes works with patients one on one to better understand their needs and develop a treatment plan that is right for them. To schedule an appointment, contact our office or request an appointment online.