Restoring a damaged tooth with a crown: Austin, TX holistic dentist explains why and how

Crown and bridges for damaged and missing teeth from holistic dentist in Austin TX

Archeological evidence shows that dental crowns have been in use since 700 BC. Crown materials and techniques have come a long way since then. However, a crown remains a good tooth restoration choice in many situations. Dr. E. Griffin Cole shares this helpful information with patients in the Austin, TX area.

When a crown makes good sense

A crown is a strong covering that encircles the entire visible portion of a tooth. Crowns are ideal for reinstating strength, function, and appearance (when an attractive ceramic material is used) in these situations:

  • A tooth with an area of decay too large to support a filling.
  • A tooth with a piece broken off.
  • A worn-down tooth.
  • To hold a cracked tooth together.
  • A tooth embrittled by root canal therapy.

In addition, crowns are integral to dental bridges. They serve as the final restoration for stand-alone dental implants. Crowns can restore balance to the bite, and are sometimes used for cosmetic enhancement.

Precise procedure

If you are getting a crown, plan on two visits to E. Griffin Cole, DDS, NMD. At the first, the tooth is prepped – areas of damage are removed and the tooth is shaped to hold a crown. Then impressions, exact measurements, and digital photographs are taken. This information, along with instructions on shading, is sent to a dental lab. While the crown is fabricated from high-quality ceramics, your tooth is protected with an interim restoration.

You return in about four weeks. The temporary is painlessly removed, and the final crown is cemented into place.

Flawless smile

Most patients enjoy the health and appearance benefits of solid zirconia crowns. They blend beautifully with the smile. There is no dark line at the gum, characteristic of porcelain fused to metal restorations, so ceramic crowns are undetectable.

Dr. Cole welcomes new patients. Call (512) 472-3565 to schedule.

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Biological dental care at its finest is the promise made by the team at the office of E. Griffin Cole, DDS, NMD. We are dedicated to helping you achieve your best oral health and general well-being through comprehensive integrative dental care.

Dr. Griffin Cole earned his dental degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio Dental School. He has three decades of experience in dentistry and is trusted by Austin, TX residents. He was the first dentist in Texas to have a mercury-separating system in his office, and the first dentist in Austin to be certified in oxygen-ozone therapy. He’s a member of many reputed dental associations including the IAOMT, and teaches practice management and growth at the American College of Integrative Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Cole is a published author and follows continuing education programs on a regular basis. Connect with Dr. Griffin Cole on Linkedin.


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Dr. Griffin Cole has been awarded with Austin Premier Doctor Award 2019

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