Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns

Severe decay and enamel damage can wreak havoc on your teeth. That’s why it is important to treat oral health problems quickly. So instead of putting off a dental visit, come to The Smile Designer of Spring. We offer high-quality restorations to repair, add strength, and protect teeth from further damage or infection. A dental crown in Spring, TX will provide the full coverage you need. Allow us to give you back your original, beautiful smile. Contact our Spring, TX dental office today to book an appointment!

What is a Tooth Crown?

A crown is a custom-fitted cap designed to fit snugly over a tooth. This type of dental restoration resembles the natural shape and size. If you have a metal allergy, there is no need to worry. The Smile Designer of Spring offers tooth-colored porcelain and ceramic crowns. Your Spring, TX dentist may recommend a cap if you have a missing, misshapen, cracked, broken, or otherwise weakened tooth. In addition, crowns are placed after root canal treatment and in conjunction with bridges and implants.

What Issues Can a Dental Crown Fix?

Dental crowns are used for many reparative and cosmetic reasons, including:

  • Decay that is too extensive for a dental filling to treat effectively
  • Crowns can restore the alignment, shape, and appearance of a badly damaged tooth
  • To protect and support a weakened tooth structure (root canal)
  • Tooth replacement (bridge or a dental implant)

Call The Smile Designer of Spring to learn more or to schedule an exam. We will help you determine if a crown is the best option for you.

How Dental Crowns are Placed

Typically, two visits are needed to complete the crown procedure. At the first appointment, your dentist will examine the affected tooth. This is a necessary step to determine if it can support a crown. Then, after any decay is cleared away, the tooth is filled and prepared. A tooth impression is taken and used to create a crown that will mimic the size, color, and shape of your natural tooth. A temporary crown will be placed to protect the prepared tooth until the permanent restoration is ready.

Tooth Crowns in Spring, TX

Crowns are essential for fixing and maintaining the structural integrity of an imperfect tooth. If you are interested in a dental crown or other dental work, call the dentist in Spring, TX right away.


FAQs

What are Dental Crowns?

 

Dental crowns are a restoration for damaged teeth, which replaces and strengthens the damaged portion of teeth. They can restore the aesthetic appearance of a tooth so it looks healthy, bright and in its normal condition.

 
How long do dental crowns last?
 

The answer depends on the type of crown. There are three types: single-crown, partial and complete. Single-crowns last for two to four years, partial crowns between six months and two years, and complete crowns generally last between one and five years or longer.

 
Can your teeth rot under a crown?
 

Yes, your teeth can rot under a crown. This is a very rare occurrence in people with average oral health habits but it's technically possible. In order for the plaque on your teeth to become infected by an associated infection, it needs to be sufficiently broken down and softened by acid. That is why so many people have dental fillings that are made of inorganic material such as porcelain or metal.

 
Are crowns painful?
 

When dental crowns are applied there is little to no pain involved. The process of having a crown placed on your teeth may make you feel discomfort, but this is not considered an issue. Dental crowns are considered to be permanent and quite costly, so it is important for patients to continue with the care plan that their dentist has prescribed for them.

 
How many crowns can you get at one time?
 

The crowns that are currently in your mouth will remain there until your root is ready to move over. If you are in need of more after that, then you can get another set of crowns.

 
Do crowns make your breath smell?
 

One thing most people do not realize is the reason their breath smells so bad is because of a small problem called dental erosion. When your teeth are exposed, bacteria can eat away at them and cause bad odors. Crowns can help prevent this but it's also important that you floss, brush and use mouthwash regularly to prevent oral decay.

 


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