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When Dr. William Stewart crowns one of our patients, the coronation is a celebration of a stronger smile.

The necessity of a dental crown is usually readily apparent. Based on how much tooth is available to hold in a filling, sometimes a crown is needed to add more support and to keep the tooth from falling apart or breaking. Crowns are also necessary as a sturdy support for dental bridges.

A crown restores your tooth to normal shape, size and strength, and allows it to resume its proper place as a team player with the other teeth.

William J. Stewart Jr. DDS, located at 13220 Huebner Rd in San Antonio, Texas 78230, opened their doors in 1981 and has been serving patients throughout Texas with superior efficiency, expertise and personal attention since 1981. If you live in San Antonio, Beorne, Shavano Park, or Leon Springs, you could be our next royal to smile and wave for the paparazzi.

Consult with Dr. Stewart to find out if you are a candidate for industry-leading restorative procedures meant to increase the life of your precious permanent teeth such as a fabulous crown. Keep in mind that crowns come in a variety of strong, reliable materials. Matching the natural color of your teeth increases the beauty of your smile. Gold crowns are incredibly strong and have the “bling” factor. But there are certainly other options.

In addition to restorative services, we would love to talk to you about cleanings, cosmetic services, teeth whitening, braces, veneers, and other smile makeover possibilities.

We are equipped to offer clear braces, sedation dentistry, teeth whitening, dental crowns and a long list of other procedures. Schedule your visit today with our patient-centered and detail oriented staff at 210-428-6535.

A crown can return your tooth to all its former glory as a smiling, glowing, expert chewing machine.

Contact William J. Stewart Jr. DDS:

210-428-6535

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13220 Huebner Rd
San Antonio, Texas
78230

 

How Long Will A Dental Crown Last?

On March 24, 2017, in Dental Crowns, by Stewart Costmetic Dentistry
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San Antonio endodontists, oral surgeons, and general dentists use dental crowns (sometimes called caps) in many restorative treatments. A crown adds strength to a tooth that has a large filling or has been injured, a crown can correct bite misalignments, and a crown is usually necessary after a root canal. In a dental implant procedure, attaching the crown to the abutment is the final step.

Crowns are also used extensively for purely cosmetic problems: yellow teeth, stained teeth, too-small teeth, and teeth that are misshapen.

Dental crowns are fabricated from a variety of materials that vary in appearance and strength:

1. All ceramic (porcelain-based)
2. Porcelain fused to metal
3. Gold alloys
4. Base metal alloys

Your dentist can help you determine which type is right for you. Factors to consider are the location of the crown in the mouth, your budget, and any allergies to metal.

When many San Antonio dentists provide a crown restoration, they use a process that requires two office visits. On the first visit, the dentist will prepare the tooth and take an impression for the dental lab. Then, the dentist will make a temporary crown for the patient to use until the permanent crown is ready. Some dentists have special technology that allows them to fabricate and place crowns in one visit.

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last? Dental crowns can last for many years, but they are not designed to last indefinitely. Even with proper care, dental patients should not expect crowns to be trouble-free for decades. There is encouraging evidence, however, that points to a high success rate: a 2009 study found that more than 90% of dental crowns will not require treatment within five years of placement. The study also found that 50% to 80% last from 15 to 20 years.1

At William J. Stewart Jr. DDS in San Antonio, we provide quality restorative and cosmetic dentistry. In addition to dental crowns, we offer sedation dentistry, teeth whitening, and dental crowns.

William Stewart
William J. Stewart Jr. DDS
13220 Huebner Rd
San Antonio, Texas 78230
210-493-3040
https://www.stewartcosmeticdentistry.com/about/

1Bader JD1, Shugars DA., “Summary review of the survival of single crowns,” PubMed.gov, 2009, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19146146, accessed June 16, 2014

 

Dental Crowns At William J. Stewart Jr. DDS In San Antonio

On July 29, 2016, in Dental Crowns, by Stewart Costmetic Dentistry
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Dental Crowns at William J. Stewart Jr. DDS in San Antonio Dental crowns have been used in dentistry for over 2000 years. There is evidence that the Etruscans experimented with crowns on teeth using ivory and bone as early as 700 B.C. By 200 A.D., they began using gold crowns to construct artificial teeth. Ancient Egyptians fashioned tooth replacements out of seashells and then hammered them into their gums. (Oral sedation, anyone?)

Porcelain crowns were first used in the 1800s. With the refining of metal casting methods in the 1900s, crown dentistry advanced significantly.

Today, crowns are strong, comfortable and are made to match your surrounding teeth.

Dental crowns (also called caps) cover the entire visible portion of the tooth and are cemented in place. Crowns are used to strengthen teeth that have been worn down or weakened by decay or injury. Crowns are also used to restore the original shape of a tooth or solely to improve the appearance of a tooth.

The most common types of crowns are:

  • All-porcelain (ceramic)
  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal
  • Gold

The material used is determined by several factors. If you suspect you need a crown, want to replace an old crown, or want to learn about other cosmetic dentistry procedures, call Dr. William Stewart at 210-428-6535. William J. Stewart Jr. DDS is located at 13220 Huebner Rd in San Antonio. We have been serving patients in the San Antonio area since 1981. We can recommend the best tooth restoration or cosmetic dentistry option for you.

 

6 Ways Dental Crowns Restore San Antonio Smiles

On June 19, 2015, in Dental Crowns, by Stewart Costmetic Dentistry
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Dental crowns have been around a long time, but they continue to play an important role in San Antonio cosmetic dentistry. A dental crown, often called a cap, covers the visible part of the tooth.

Dental crowns are used for several problems common among San Antonio cosmetic dentistry patients:

An old crown that is damaged or ill-fitting
A broken tooth
A tooth with extreme decay
A tooth that has had a root canal
A tooth that is too small or misshapen
A tooth that prevents a proper bite

A dental crown serves both structural and aesthetic purposes. It protects a natural tooth from additional decay and damage while permitting normal function. In addition, a dental crown often prevents the need for an extraction and the bone loss that can occur with a missing tooth.

San Antonio cosmetic dentistry patients who get a dental crown should not assume that the tooth is now invincible. Crowns need daily cleaning and flossing just like natural teeth. The remaining tooth structure just around the gumline could still become decayed and the soft tissue around the crown is susceptible to gum disease. Chewing hard foods or using your teeth as a tool can cause a crown to crack or break. (Use scissors to open a stubborn plastic package – don’t bite and pull!)

Your San Antonio cosmetic dentist can advise you on caring for your new crown so that it will last as long as possible. Some of our Leon Springs patients have crowns that are still looking beautiful after ten years.

For information on San Antonio dental crown prices, invisible braces, conscious sedation, or teeth whitening, call William J. Stewart Jr. DDS today at 210-428-6535 or visit https://www.stewartcosmeticdentistry.com/.

Cosmetic Dental Solutions in San Antonio

On July 26, 2013, in Dental Crowns, by Stewart Costmetic Dentistry
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Cosmetic Dental Solutions in San Antonio San Antonio cosmetic dentists use dental crowns to solve a number of dental dilemmas. A dental crown is a strong, natural-looking permanent tooth restoration that covers the top of the damaged tooth.

San Antonio family dentists recommend crowns to remedy the following problems:

  • A broken tooth with decay
  • An ill-fitting existing crown
  • A decayed tooth that has lost significant tooth structure
  • A tooth that has had a root canal
  • A tooth that is too small or misshapen
  • A tooth that causes a bite problem

Before your Shavano Park dentist can attach the dental crown to your tooth, we must prepare the tooth. Leon Springs family dentists often apply a local anesthetic so you won’t feel pain during the prepping. Your dentist will remove decay, if any, and shape the tooth to receive the crown. Then a mold is taken of the prepped tooth and surrounding teeth.

A temporary crown is then placed on the tooth to protect it until you return to your Beorne dentistry office to receive the permanent restoration. The patient needs to be careful while wearing the temporary crown. Vigorous brushing or flossing can displace the crown or damage the exposed soft tissue. The Shavano Park dental crown patient should also refrain from eating extremely hard foods like nuts or sticky candy.

The mold of your teeth is sent to a Texas dental lab where your crown is built. Dental crowns are fabricated in three varieties: tooth colored crowns made of resin or porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and solid metal crowns. Each type has its pros and cons. Your San Antonio cosmetic dentist at William J. Stewart Jr. DDS will choose the best crown material for your particular tooth.

What if you need a permanent dental restoration for both the top and root of your tooth? A dental implant is your answer.

For more information about complete dental restorations and other cosmetic dental solutions, call William J. Stewart Jr. DDS at 210-493-3040 today.

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