Beautiful Dental Crowns with Your Lafayette Dentist
When is a Dental Crown Necessary?
Your dentist will want to place a dental crown when the structure of your natural tooth has been severely compromised. Causes of structural damage include:
- Severe tooth decay
- Root canal therapy
- Moderate-to-severe cracks or breakage
- Severe intrinsic stains that do not respond to traditional teeth whitening treatments
Different Crowns for Different Needs
At Dr. Gina Liggio Maestri DDS, we partner with a trusted dental lab where skilled ceramists create custom-fitted crowns from a variety of materials, including:
- Dental porcelain: This durable ceramic material contains a high silica content, lending it a reflectivity and translucence that perfectly mimics natural tooth enamel. All-porcelain crowns make an ideal choice for the front of the mouth.
- Zirconia: Another ceramic material, zirconia has a highly realistic appearance and is nearly indestructible. Due to its enhanced durability, zirconia crowns can be made much thinner and require less enamel preparation. However, zirconia crowns are so strong that they work best for placement on the back teeth where patients need more bite force.
Visit Your Lafayette Family Dentist
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Gina Liggio Maestri DDS, call our office at 337-704-2126. Our Lafayette dentist’s office proudly provides preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services to families and individuals in Lafayette, LA, the Acadiana region.
Education is key
Education is a lifelong journey and a truly dedicated family dentist never stops learning. To this end, Dr. Gina Liggio Maestri DDS obtains 75-80 hours of continuing education every year, twice the state’s requirement. In addition, Dr. Maestri and her team focus on educating our patients through hands-on techniques and the open sharing of information. Well-informed patients tend to make better decisions when it comes to at-home dental hygiene and lifestyle choices that impact oral health. If you have any questions about family dentistry or feel that you need some professional guidance, please feel free to ask.