Our teeth experience plenty of wear and tear. Though at times, the crown of your tooth may suffer damage, the tooth’s roots under the gum line stay in good condition. The tooth can be saved in such situations, and you may be suitable for a dental crown. At Radiant Dental Care in Pasadena, TX, we offer safe and effective treatment, providing our patients with dental crowns that appear and feel as natural as possible.
What Is a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns help shield the top of your tooth when the enamel wears down or becomes defective. Crowns help restore a tooth’s shape or length when dental bondings or fillings are insufficient to keep the tooth intact.
We offer various types of crowns, but the most standard ones are porcelain crowns. These crowns look very much like your natural teeth and blend in effortlessly in the mouth. No one will be able to see that you’re wearing a crown, which lets you talk, smile, and chew without getting embarrassed.
Who Needs a Dental Crown?
Patients with excessive tooth decay that a filling cannot repair, fractured fillings, cracked teeth, and teeth treated for root canals often need a dental crown. These teeth have suffered some form of trauma only to their surface structure, while they are in good health underneath the gum line.
How Can You Receive the Dental Crown?
During the first appointment, Dr. Deborah Sprott will prepare the tooth to secure the crown. This may include removing decay or reshaping the tooth to make sure it is healthy before fixing a cap on it. We also must make sure it is in an ideal shape so that the crown fits comfortably.
After the tooth is appropriately prepared, we will take impressions of your mouth and send them to our lab for its fabrication. We will then attach a temporary cap on your tooth till your permanent restoration gets ready. This gives you practical use of your tooth, but at the same time, you should follow restraint when eating hard or sticky foods.
Meanwhile, The dental crown will be fabricated with the color and shape that matches those of your other teeth. When these are done, they will be sent to us for fixing for which another appointment will be made.
We will then clean the tooth during that appointment and carry out any final preparations, including filing the tooth down, if necessary. After the permanent crown is placed, it is checked for a good fit. Once we are sure of the fit, we will permanently attach the crown to the tooth, giving you a fully functional tooth once again.
Call Radiant Dental Care in Pasadena, TX at (281) 991-6530 for your appointment today. Our dentist, Dr. Deborah Sprott, will help restore the look and health of your tooth enamel, enabling you to keep your natural tooth and beautiful smile.