Your Best Dental Crown Experience Awaits at Millennium Dental
A dental crown is one of the most common forms of restorative and cosmetic dentistry, but care should always be taken to choose the right dentist. Dr. Harrison and the Millennium Dental team offer a compassionate approach to patient care coupled with years of education and experience in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry.
Here’s why getting a dental crown at Millennium Dental is a great experience for patients.
Gaining the Benefits of Dental Crowns Relies on the Skills of Your Dentist
Dental crowns offer many benefits, both in terms of improving the appearance of a tooth as well as function.
A well-designed and properly placed porcelain crown will be:
- Beautiful yet natural-looking in appearance, blending in with your smile.
- Comfortable and unnoticeable after a short healing period.
- Long-lasting—it will be 10 to 15 years before it needs to be replaced, barring accidents.
Experiencing all of these positive attributes of your new porcelain dental crown is dependent on the expertise of your dentist. The use of high-quality materials combined with the latest in dental technology and your dentist’s own knowledge in dental crown placement are all important factors.
Dr. Harrison minimizes the risks of dental crown problems for her patients in a few ways.
The Millennium Dental office is outfitted with specialized technology that allows our team to get as accurate of a fit for dental crowns as possible. We use top-of-the-line materials and entrust the creation of the permanent porcelain dental crowns to a dental lab with expert technicians.
Furthermore, Dr. Harrison’s education and dedication to always continue learning more means her patients benefit from new techniques and best practices.
How Millennium Dental Designs Stunning Porcelain Dental Crowns
Briefly mentioned above is the use of a dental lab for the creation of your permanent porcelain dental crown. Let’s go into a little more detail about that and how Dr. Harrison ensures her patients’ finished crowns will perform well and look beautiful at the same time.
A ‘perfect’ dental crown is one that’s realistic in appearance and function.
A perfectly designed dental crown should look like a real tooth and work like one too, allowing you to chew, speak, and go about your daily life without any problems. The first step Dr. Harrison takes to achieving this goal is to get highly detailed, accurate dental impressions for the lab to work with when designing the crown itself.
Dental impressions are traditionally taken using a putty-like material to create a mold of the tooth that’s being treated. This involves the patient having to bite down on a rather unpleasant gooey material. By using digital X-rays and 3D dental imaging technology, Dr. Harrison is able to skip the mess and get perfect dental impressions of her clients’ teeth.
Dr. Harrison partners with a dental lab for the milling of your new crown.
Once your dental impressions are taken, your images will be shipped to a lab that partners with Millennium Dental. The lab’s expert team then takes over the actual milling of your new crown, using the digital images and other information included by Dr. Harrison. The additional information includes essential guidelines on the color, shading, and translucency of your new crown.
Once the lab is finished with your porcelain dental crown, it will be sent back to Millennium Dental. Dr. Harrison will then book a time with you to have your new permanent crown placed.
Dr. Harrison Sees the Big Picture of Your Current and Future Smile
The health and well-being of your smile go beyond the placement of your new porcelain dental crown. It’s important to view your current smile as one big picture—and that’s exactly what Dr. Harrison does.
Even if you first see us for help with a dental crown, you’ll find that Dr. Harrison will take into account your overall oral health as well as your future smile goals. Maybe you’ve been considering porcelain veneers or other forms of cosmetic dentistry. Knowing this may affect Dr. Harrison’s treatment recommendations in order to minimize unnecessary appointments when a total smile makeover is possible in the next year or so.
Something as simple as wanting a whiter smile should be shared with Dr. Harrison, especially prior to getting a porcelain dental crown placed or any sort of restorative dental work. She will first whiten your smile before moving forward with a crown in order to get the perfect color as porcelain crowns won’t whiten.
Give our Plano office a call today to book your dental crown consultation.
When you’re ready to move forward with your dental crown treatment plan, give our office a call or fill out this online booking form. From there we’ll schedule your appointment with Dr. Harrison and answer any questions you might have about our practice.