Porcelain Crowns & Dental Restorations in Houston
A damaged or decayed front tooth can be restored without affecting the overall appearance of your smile in the process. Dr. Gray and Dr. Newman offer all porcelain crowns in Houston. Inlays and onlays (or indirect fillings) offer a more conservative solution for repairing damage. Learn more about all porcelain restorations today!
Restorative Dentistry That Considers Your Smile Confidence, Too
Walking around with a noticeable dental crown or filling can affect the way you feel about your smile -- something takes a toll on your overall quality of life. But when you feel great about the way your teeth look, you are more likely to smile with total confidence. That just makes you feel, well, better. An all porcelain crown, inlay, or onlay blends flawlessly with the rest of your teeth.
On the Use of Porcelain In Dentistry
We prefer to use dental porcelain, also known as dental ceramic, because it is a material that acts, looks, and feels just like your natural tooth enamel. Porcelain reflects light in the same way as the rest of your teeth, so there’s no significant difference in a porcelain crown or filling and the enamel around it. The only thing to consider with porcelain is that it does not stain or discolor at the same rate as your natural tooth enamel -- so keeping the surrounding teeth healthy, clean, and minimizing exposure to highly pigmented foods and beverages is important.
Here are some facts about dental porcelain.
- Restorations are biocompatible and virtually undetectable once on the tooth.
- Dental porcelain is a hard, sturdy material.
- Ceramic is the most esthetic material available.
- Porcelain is strong, resilient, and natural-looking.
And did you know that with CEREC technology, Dr. Gray and Dr. Newman can plan for, create, and place your ceramic restoration in just one visit to our office? We value your time as much as you do -- and that’s why we are proud to offer same day dentistry at Mark Gray DDS.
Same Day Dentistry At Mark Gray DDS
Using CEREC, or chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics, your dentist in Houston handles every step of your porcelain restoration in our state-of-the-art office. This method uses CAD/CAM (computer aided design, computer aided manufacturing) technology to increase efficiency and improve treatment planning for better results overall.
CEREC relies on highly accurate digital impressions to create a 3D image of your mouth. With this information, the milling machine creates your restoration out of a single block of porcelain -- the material that is customized to closely the match shade of your surrounding teeth. In all, the process takes one to two hours. And when it’s all complete, you’re walking out of our office with your newly restored mouth after just one visit.
Schedule A Visit for An All-Ceramic Restoration Today!
Do you need quality restorative dentistry that won’t mar the overall look of your smile? If so, you need an all porcelain or ceramic crown, inlay, or onlay. Dr. Gray and Dr. Newman can restore your tooth in just one visit using CEREC technology! Contact our office to schedule an appointment today.