To improve the health, shape, and durability of a failing tooth, why not ask your dentist about a dental crown? The Smile Designer in Spring TX, Dr. Maisa Idriss, offers crowns and bridges to patients wishing to keep their smiles intact. Here's how a dental crown could help you.
Spring, TX Crowns and Bridges
They're made of fine porcelain, custom-colored and shaped to fit over a tooth spoiled by:
- Extensive decay
- Multiple fillings
- Worn enamel from a grinding habit, improper dental bite, or simple wear and tear
- Dental abscess
Dental crowns also attach bridges, or artificial teeth, to neighboring healthy teeth or cover dental implants, state of the art tooth replacements in Spring TX, and across the globe. Finally, if you need a root canal treatment, Dr. Idriss will finish your repaired tooth with a realistic porcelain crown.
Should you get a dental crown?
The answer is yes if, after an exam and digital X-rays, Dr. Idriss says it would benefit your tooth's health, structure, and function. You'll undergo a comfortable, two-visit treatment. Dr. Idriss takes oral impressions and shapes your tooth so the Spring, TX Crowns and Bridges fits correctly on the tooth and also bites as it should with the teeth above or below it. Also, she'll install a temporary crown to protect your tooth as you wait for your permanent crown.
An on-site dental lab at The Smile Designer produces the restoration using your dentist's instructions, your oral impressions, and high-grade ceramic. How Stuff Works reports that quality crowns accurate crown placement preserve the underlying tooth enamel from bacterial and acid invasion.
Your crown should last about 10 years. If at that time it shows signs of wear, you and your dentist may elect to replace it.
To improve crown longevity:
- Brush two times a day with fluoride toothpaste and a soft toothbrush
- Floss daily
- Wear a bite guard if you clench or grind your teeth (this is known as bruxism)
- Avoid fractures by steering away from hard foods and from habits such as biting your nails or pencil
Get the help you need
Your smile is most valuable when it's healthy and complete. Avoid extractions you don't need or want, eat normally, and look great with a dental crown or bridge from The Smile Designer, Dr. Maisa Idriss in Spring TX. Call her office team to arrange a consultation: (281) 257-8815.