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Gary Alhadef DDS

Porcelain Crowns

Dental crowns are tooth restorations that are placed over damaged or decayed teeth because the teeth are unable to receive veneers or fillings. Dental crowns are used to restore both the function and the strength of teeth.

Similar to fillings and veneers, dental crowns are used when teeth have become damaged or decayed, thus requiring repair. Dental crowns come in three different forms: porcelain, metal, and porcelain-fused-to-metal. Porcelain crowns are the most advanced and aesthetically pleasing crowns available because they look and function just like your natural teeth. Metal crowns are created out of gold or other metal amalgam, and while they restore strength and function, they can be unsightly. Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns can also be used, but over time, the metal portion of the crown can be seen.

No matter what type of crown you choose to have placed, the process for receiving a porcelain crown is the same, and takes place over a few short visits to Dr. Alhadef's studio. During the first visit, Dr. Alhadef will evaluate your tooth or teeth, as well as your dental health, and he will then determine which type of dental crown is best for you. During the second visit, the tooth is reshaped to accommodate the crown, and a mold is taken of the tooth. The mold is then sent to a master technician, where your dental crown is custom made just for you. This process usually takes a few weeks, during which time, you will have a temporary crown in place. Once the porcelain crown has returned from the technician, you will return to Dr. Alhadef's studio, and the crown will be permanently bonded to your tooth, restoring both its strength and integrity.

To determine which type of cosmetic dentistry restoration is right for you, it is important to schedule an initial consultation with an experienced cosmetic dentist like Dr. Alhadef. He is an alumnus of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) and has extensive dental crown experience. If you live in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area and would like to restore your decayed or damaged tooth or teeth, contact Dr. Alhadef today to set-up your appointment.

Same Day Crowns CEREC

If you've previously received crowns at the dentist, you may remember the process requiring at least two dental visits over a two or three week period. Now with the CEREC Dr. Alhadef can actually have your crowns designed, created, and positioned in your mouth all at one visit!

CEREC utilizes new technology, allowing your dentist to design and mill your crown chair-side. This precise and efficient technology saves you valuable time and gives you your dazzling smile faster than ever before. Call us today to ask about receiving a same day crown and implant crown.

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Contact Dr. Alhadef today to schedule your initial dental crown consultation in his cosmetic dentistry studio. We proudly serve the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and surrounding areas.