HOUSTON, TX, May 29, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Patients in the Houston area ought to be well informed about when a dental crown restoration is needed. Dr. Ritsco at Ritsco Prosthodontics Advanced Dentistry offers ceramic (metal-free) crowns to their patients. Metal-free crowns are fabricated from high-strength ceramics. They are biocompatible, durable and unmatched in esthetics. The look of these crowns also adheres to the color of the natural tooth, so there are no dark metal bonds to hide.
There are many situations that require a tooth to be restored with a dental crown. When a tooth has a cavity or fracture that involves half the width of the tooth or more, it will need to be covered with a crown, as well as a large filling in the mouth. Root canals almost immediately need to be replaced with a crown to prevent fractures. Other uses for crowns are cracked tooth syndrome, broken cusps, or undesirable appearance of teeth.
When a restoration of a dental crown involves many steps. First, the tooth is numbed and shaved down to make room for the crown. An impression is made of the prepared tooth and the dentist will use a shade guide to ensure it matches your natural teeth. A temporary crown is made from an acrylic material by using a molding of the original tooth. It is then cemented with temporary cement so that it can come of easily for the permanent crown to be placed. A few weeks after the temporary crown is put in, the patient returns for another visit. The permanent crown is then placed on the tooth and is inspected for acceptable fit, bit and smooth margins.
Dental crowns should last a patient on average around 10 to 20 years. Cavities and fractures may still occur to crown capped teeth, which makes it important to brush and floss to prevent them from needing replacement more than usual.
Dr. Ritsco is highly trained and certified in knowing whether or not a patient may need a dental crown. To learn more about the placement of dental crowns, contact us today at 713-528-0377.
About Dr. Ronald G. Ritsco, DMD, MS, PA, FACE - Dr. Ritsco graduated from the University of Texas Health and Science Center in San Antonio as a specialist in Prosthodontics. He also earned his Master of Science degree in Prosthodontics from the School of Biomedical Graduate Sciences. He has published many scientific journal articles and has been honored with multiple achievement awards. He has also lectured and taught other dentists internationally on the many aspects of advanced dentistry including implants, aesthetic smile design, full mouth rehabilitation, and the study of TMD. Dr. Ritsco is dedicated to his patients by continuing education by attending courses on various aspects of dentistry. He has actively been a member of the American Dental Association, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American College of Prosthodontics, American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, and the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics.
Dr. Ronald Ritsco
5311 Kirby Drive Suite 207
Houston, TX 77005
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