Teeth that have been compromised due to decay or trauma can lead to discomfort and other symptoms, while also making patients hesitant to smile and laugh openly. Left untreated, decay, chips, cracks, and other imperfections can begin to affect the overall structure and integrity of your bite. Crowns can strengthen damaged teeth but the cost is often prohibitive in the U.S. Fortunately, Tijuana Bariatrics assists patients traveling to Mexico, and can coordinate affordable care for those seeking dental crowns. We work with a network of doctors in Monterrey and Tijuana, Mexico, who can quickly and effectively restore the function and integrity of damaged teeth to deliver the beautiful, stunning smile you deserve.
What are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns, commonly referred to as caps, are typically made from porcelain or metal, and are used in various types of dental procedures. This flexibility is part of what makes crowns such a popular restorative option. Some of the most common uses of crowns include:
- Repairing teeth that have been chipped and cracked
- Concealing large cavities that cannot be treated with a dental filling
- Adding support and stability to weakened teeth, such as those that have undergone root canal treatment
- Enhancing aesthetics, such as concealing staining that does not respond to teeth whitening
For patients who are missing teeth, crowns can also be attached to dental implants or used to support a dental bridge.
Design and Placement of Your Crown
One of the primary goals when fabricating your crown is to ensure it does not stand out from your natural teeth. Throughout planning and treatment, Dr. Serecero can combine modern techniques with an artistic, keen eye for detail, so that the crown's shape, size, and color looks completely natural in appearance.
Preparing the Tooth
Prior to placing your restoration, the doctor will need to remove small portions of your tooth to create room for the crown. Next, either uses digital imaging or traditional methods, impressions will be made of the modified tooth and surrounding teeth. This will ensure the crown fit precisely and does not compromise your bite. You will receive a temporary restoration until your next appointment to minimize sensitivity and maintain your appearance.
We work with a network of doctors who can affordably restore the function and integrity of damaged teeth to deliver the beautiful, stunning smile you deserve.
Attaching the Restoration
Your restoration will be crafted at a local lab from porcelain, metal, or a combination of the two. Once it is received, you will meet with the doctor again. He will secure the crown using a specialized dental cement, examine it for aesthetics and function, and make any necessary adjustments.
Learn More about Affordable Restorative Care
If you are looking for a more affordable option to restore the function of your teeth and conceal imperfections, traveling to Mexico may be the best option for you. By choosing a team that works closely with a select network of highly skilled doctors, patients can benefit from high-quality care without the stress of mounting expenses. To learn more about your options, please contact Tijuana Bariatrics to set up a consultation.