Do you have a special event coming up? Perhaps a wedding, milestone birthday, or reunion? These usually involve a lot of photographs and, of course, you want to look your best. You may not have time to lose 20 pounds. But with a smile design from Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington, you […]
We treat all of our patients royally here at Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington TX, but some of them receive actual crowns. Not what a king or queen wears, of course, but porcelain crowns for your teeth! In dentistry, porcelain crowns have many uses: To protect a weak tooth from decay, breaking, […]
Bite down hard – but not on Dr. Ratcliff’s hand! He’s working hard to provide beautiful teeth in Arlington TX. Do you find biting down hard difficult, even painful? There are ways to find the source of the trouble and there are ways to make it right. Painful chewing can be due to one or […]
Dental crowns are used in many restorative treatments. Sometimes called caps, they add strength to a tooth with a large filling, or one that’s been injured. Dental crowns can correct bite misalignments. They are usually necessary after a root canal, too. In a dental implant procedure, attaching the crown to the abutment is the final […]
Many dental patients in the Arlington, Mansfield, and Grand Prairie areas may wonder why, with all the advances in dental medicine, we still send you home with a complimentary toothbrush and roll of floss. It’s true, they do seem a little old-fashioned in our high-tech world, but don’t let their simple design fool you. These […]
Dental crowns have been around for millennia and are still used to restore smiles today. Ancient dentists used ivory, bone, and seashells to make crowns for teeth. Evidence of gold crowns dates from 200 A.D. Porcelain crowns appeared in the 1800s. With the advancement of metal casting techniques in the 1900s, crown technology took a […]
Dental crowns have been used in dentistry for over 2,000 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?)
Arlington 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.
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.