A dental crown or cap is a covering for the entire surface of a tooth. It helps restore a tooth to its natural size and shape and provide strength to a tooth structure, which cannot be restored with other restorative treatments. At Cornerstone Dental Associates in Crossroads, TX, we offer high-quality dental crowns that look as natural as your other teeth.
A dental crown may be needed for the following reasons:
- Decayed teeth
- Cosmetic enhancement
- Broken or fractured teeth
- To protect a tooth that has undergone root canal treatment
- Teeth with very large fillings
- Fractured fillings
Crowns are made using a variety of materials, but porcelain crowns are the most popular as they bear the closest resemblance to one’s natural teeth and are highly durable.
Placement of a dental crown requires two visits to our clinic in Crossroads, TX. During the first appointment, we will take impressions of your teeth to create a temporary crown. We will also send these impressions to a dental laboratory to prepare your permanent custom crown. The tooth is numbed, and prepared to receive the crown by removing decay and shaping it to allow the crown to fit properly and is then covered with the temporary crown. During your next visit, the temporary crown is removed and the permanent one is placed and cemented. We will examine your bite to ensure that the crown feels comfortable in your mouth. We will also give you instructions on how to care for your crown and details about any follow-up visits or regular checkups needed.
Crowns could solve a number of dental problems. Find out if it fits your dental needs by scheduling an appointment at Cornerstone Dental Associates. Call us on (940) 365-7665. We are located at 12000 US Highway 380, Suite 114 Crossroads, TX 76227