Dothan, AL dentist solves smile issues with crowns for teeth
Posted By Dr Nathan Pfister
Dental crowns have been in use for a long time, but their quality and versatility continue to evolve. Dr. Nathan Pfister and Dr. Brian Pfister use crowns for teeth to resolve many functional and aesthetic dental problems. Patients in the Dothan, AL area trust Biodentist Alabama for affordable dental care that benefits whole-body wellness.
Materials and procedure
Throughout history, dental crowns have been made of a variety of materials. Today, stainless-steel, metal alloys, noble (non-reactive) metals including gold, and porcelain fused to metal are common. However, in keeping with dentistry that “first does no harm,” and promotes overall health, Dr. Nathan and Dr. Brian Pfister place only non-metal crowns. They utilize porcelain and dental ceramics. These crowns blend beautifully with natural teeth. They are strong, durable, and resist staining.
The crown procedure usually involves two visits. One to prepare the tooth and take impressions. An interim composite resin restoration is placed, while a professional dental lab fabricates the final crown. You return to Biodentist Alabama in about two weeks. The “temporary” is removed and the new crown cemented in place. Usually, no numbing is required for the second appointment.
Multiple applications for crowns
The most common use for a crown is to restore the appearance and strength of a tooth badly compromised by decay or trauma. However, crowns are also used for:
Cosmetic improvement – A tooth that is short, worn down, oddly shaped, or permanently discolored can be brought into lovely symmetry with a porcelain crown.
Dental implant restoration – A dental implant replicates the root of a missing tooth. A crown finishes the restoration, providing a tooth that is indistinguishable from natural teeth in the smile.
Dental bridge – Crowns are placed on teeth adjacent to a gap. They hold a dental bridge with artificial teeth, securely in place.
Crowns for teeth can last a lifetime with good home hygiene, dental-friendly habits (no biting on hard objects, please!), and regular checkups at Biodentist Alabama in Dothan, AL.
Do you have a tooth that needs crowned, or do you want to have an old crown replaced? Would you like to learn more about healthy, biological dentistry? Call (855) 939-5566 to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Pfister's passion for non-invasive biologic dentistry began while practicing dentistry in Hawaii and he learned of the power of ozone in dentistry. From Hawaii, Dr. Pfister moved to his hometown of Upland as the protégé of the world-renowned ozone dentist Dr. Bill Domb...
Dr. Brian Pfister was born and raised in Upland, CA. He attended Brigham Young University-Idaho, graduating with a degree in exercise physiology with a minor in chemistry. From Idaho, Dr. Brian returned to southern California to continue dental training at Western University College of Dental Medicine.