What are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are a restoration used to improve your tooth’s strength, function, shape, and appearance. Dental crowns are most often used for teeth that are broken, worn, or have portions destroyed by tooth decay.
Porcelain crowns for teeth are “caps” cemented onto an existing tooth which fully cover the portion of your tooth above the gum line. In effect, the tooth crown becomes your tooth’s new outer surface. Dental crowns can be made of porcelain, metal, or both. Depending on the location of your tooth, we can recommend the best tooth crown options based on the goals you have for your dental health and appearance of your smile.
Your tooth crown is created in a lab from your unique tooth impression which allows a dental laboratory technician to examine all aspects of your bite and jaw movements. Your tooth crown is then sculpted just for you so that your bite and jaw movements function normally once the crown is placed.
Dental crowns are one of the most common cosmetic dental restorations and a tooth crown can improve the function and appearance of a tooth as well as prolong its useful life.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Crowns?
Reasons why we might recommend a dental crown include to:
- Replace a Dental Filling
- Protect a Weak Tooth
- Cover a Tooth After a Root Canal
- Conceal Discolored Teeth
- Protect a Fractured Tooth
Advantages of Porcelain Crowns
- Porcelain crowns are color matched to blend in with your natural teeth, so they look like they fit in your smile. So smile, have your photo taken, and laugh with confidence!
- Dental crowns will never get a cavity.
- Porcelain crowns can be used to repair many dental issues such as teeth that are chipped, cracked, broken, misshapen, too small, or have a lot of dental work.
- Porcelain crowns are used to restore dental implants.
- Dental crowns are used to secure dental bridges, permanent dentures, partial dentures and other dental devices.
The Tooth Crown Procedure
The procedure for placing porcelain crowns is fairly simple:
Dr. Goodman will examine your mouth and make an impression in order to help plan for the new tooth crown.
Dr. Goodman will prepare your natural tooth in anticipation of the new dental crown. A temporary tooth crown is attached to the natural tooth to provide protection and functionality while your permanent dental crown is being created.
About a week after the first visit, you will return for another appointment at our office in Lewisville. During this appointment the temporary dental crown is removed and the newly created permanent tooth crown is securely fitted.
At the end of your dental crown procedure you will walk out of the office with a vastly improved smile! Your new porcelain crown requires the same maintenance that a normal tooth does with regular brushing and flossing.
Schedule a Dental Crown Appointment Near Coppell and Flower Mound, TX
Tooth crowns are an easy way to maximize your smile’s beauty. To schedule a porcelain dental crown appointment in Lewisville with our cosmetic dentist Dr. Natalie Goodman please text, call, or contact us using the form below.