At Coco Dental, we do everything we can to keep our patients’ teeth healthy and intact. However, whether you crack a tooth while playing sports or have a cavity that’s gotten too large, sometimes life just happens. Thankfully, we can repair, strengthen, and protect your smile with beautiful, custom-made dental crowns in Dallas! Read on to learn more about this reliable restoration and how it can improve your life for years to come.
Sometimes called a cap, a dental crown essentially fits over the top of a tooth. This holds the tooth together and strengthens it so it can function normally. A crown also helps protect the tooth from future damage or decay, which can make all the difference between saving a tooth and needing to have it extracted in some cases. Plus, since they encapsulate the entire visible portion of a tooth, dental crowns can also be used to improve the appearance of teeth as well!
It will typically take two appointments to repair a tooth with a dental crown. Once we’ve determined that a dental crown is the best choice for you, we’ll need to alter the tooth by removing a thin layer of enamel. This will make room for the crown so it fits in with the rest of your teeth seamlessly. We’ll then take impressions of the area and send that information off to a local dental laboratory. While your permanent crown is being fabricated with the help of those impressions, we’ll fit you with a temporary crown to keep your tooth comfortable and safe. In about two weeks, you’ll return to our office. We’ll replace your temporary restoration with your beautiful permanent crown and bond it into place. Once we’ve made sure that your bite is comfortable and that you’re pleased with the results, you’ll be ready to go out and enjoy your newly repaired smile.
Dental crowns are among our most common treatments, and its easy to see why. This restoration offers a variety of important benefits, like:
If you think your smile may benefit from a dental crown, don’t hesitate to give us a call today!