Dental crowns are a popular treatment in dentistry because they are versatile in their uses. They are also called “caps” because they completely cover a tooth to restore it to health. DFW Crown Dental uses this treatment in Dallas, TX to treat dental issues such as:
Crowns are also used to create an abutment tooth when anchoring a dental bridge and for other cosmetic reasons.
Crowns can be made from a variety of materials, including ceramic, porcelain, resin, and stainless steel. The material used will depend on the reason the crown is being placed; for example, a crown used for cosmetic reasons will usually be made of porcelain or ceramic because these materials can be colored to match the surrounding teeth. Each material has its own advantages and your dentist at DFW Crown Dental will discuss your options with you to choose the most appropriate one for your case.
It usually takes two visits to have a crown successfully placed on a tooth. During your first visit to DFW Crown Dental, your dentist will prepare the tooth receiving the crown. It will be numbed before being filed down a small portion to create sufficient room for the crown to fit. If the tooth is severely damaged or too small to support a crown, it can be built up with filling material. Once it is the proper shape and size, an impression will be taken of it and sent to a dental laboratory, where the crown will be made. Your dentist will place a temporary crown on the prepared tooth at the end of this appointment.
When you return for your next appointment, the temporary crown will be removed and the permanent one placed onto the tooth to check the fit. After any necessary adjustments are made, it will be fastened using a special adhesive.
To make cosmetic changes or functional improvements to a tooth, a dental crown can be the solution for you. Make an appointment at DFW Crown Dental to discuss this option with your dentist in Dallas.