Dental Crown Cedar Park, TX

A dental crown is a tooth-colored cap that we place over one or more teeth to repair their functionality and appearance. Dental crowns are restorative dentistry treatments that address problems like damaged, worn, and injured teeth. Do you think a dental crown may be suitable for your smile? Please contact our office; we’ll happily answer any questions about dental crown treatment in our Cedar Park, TX, dental office.

Dental Crown in Cedar Park, Texas

What Can Dental Crowns in our Cedar Park, TX, Office Do?

Dental crowns and bridges provide various restorative and cosmetic purposes. Tooth crowns offer:

Cosmetic Dental Solutions

Discolored teeth are among the most common complaints in our office. Traditionally, professional teeth whitening is the go-to treatment for tooth discoloration. However, not all discoloration responds to traditional whitening techniques, and we may need a different option. We color-match dental crowns to match the shade of white you desire. A crown covers the entire tooth, ensuring everything is that shade of white.

Misshapen and disfigured teeth are other cosmetic problems that patients have. But these teeth can also impact how you eat or speak. This depends on the location of your tooth and your tooth damage. A crown can restore both looks and function to the tooth. We ensure the crown matches the size and shape of the rest of your teeth so that it blends in perfectly.

Strength to Your Natural Teeth

One of the most common uses for a crown is to strengthen and stabilize the tooth after a root canal. When we perform a root canal, we remove infected pulp from the inside of your tooth. We replace it with a biocompatible material and seal it. But we want to ensure that you have the full function of your tooth and that it’s completely sealed against future infection. A dental crown is what we rely on to do this.

Traditional dental bridges use two natural teeth as anchor teeth to support the restoration. It puts a lot of pressure on your natural teeth. They wear down faster and are more likely to suffer from tooth decay, breakage, and other dental problems. Dental crowns can fortify the anchor teeth. Instead of the natural tooth structure taking on the stress, the crowns do.

Treatment for Severe Decay and Damage

Our office takes a conservative approach to dentistry. We want to preserve the natural tooth root whenever possible, as losing the tooth root has detrimental impacts. Crowns are usually the last resort for teeth that are severely damaged or decayed. They can hold together broken pieces of a tooth or return stability to a tooth when much of the structure is removed due to decay.

When you have a severe teeth-grinding habit, your teeth struggle with their ability to bite and chew. It’s more prone to fractures and other kinds of damage. Crowns can also stop severe damage and decay before it starts.

A Final Restoration for Dental Implants

Dental implants are the gold tooth replacement standard because they look and feel the most like natural teeth. This is partly because a dental crown is usually used to complete the restoration. We create dental crowns so that they match all of the qualities of your regular teeth. Before, crowns would be made of metals that stood out compared to the rest of your smile. This isn’t the case with modern ceramic dental crowns.

Please get in touch with our office for dental problems, including tooth damage and wear. During a consultation, we will examine your teeth and decide if a dental crown is best for your smile.

Because dental crowns use tooth-colored materials, they easily blend in with other teeth in the smile. We customize dental crowns to match the shape and shade of natural teeth. Our office also uses dental crowns in dental bridge treatment by covering natural teeth with crowns and securing false teeth. 

Types of Dental Crowns

Dentists can make tooth crowns out of multiple materials. Common materials used for crowns include: 

  • Metal: Traditional crowns use gold or other metal materials. While metal is strong, it doesn’t blend into the smile. Even if metal crowns cover the molars, they are still visible in the mouth. 
  • Porcelain or Porcelain Fused to Metal: These crowns provide strength and aesthetics. A porcelain fused crown contains metal on the inside of the tooth cap and porcelain on the outside. If the gums recede, the metal can show. Porcelain crowns are entirely made of tooth-colored materials.
  • Ceramic: Same-day crowns use ceramic materials. Like porcelain, ceramic is tooth-colored. Ceramic is often not as strong as porcelain.
  • Zirconia: Crowns made of zirconia are highly durable. However, because these crowns use hard materials, they can potentially wear down opposing teeth.  

Our office prefers porcelain crowns over other options. Tooth-colored crowns provide durability and improve the look of teeth. Porcelain, in particular, offers translucence to reflect light like natural teeth.

Dental Crown Treatment in Cedar Park, TX

We will take X-rays and examine your smile to determine if you are a candidate for crowns. Good crown candidates have damaged or weakened teeth. Crowns can cover decayed, broken, and worn teeth. 

To begin treatment, we reshape your tooth before we design and place a custom crown or bridge. Reshaping the tooth ensures your new restoration can fit perfectly and won’t look bulky. Before we alter your tooth, we numb it with a local anesthetic to completely numb the mouth. We can also remove decayed portions of the tooth.

After we prepare the tooth, we take digital impressions. We send these impressions to a dental lab, where technicians customize the dental crowns to your teeth. Our office will send the exact shade specifications for your crown to ensure your final crown looks and feels natural.

As you wait for your final crown, we will place a temporary dental crown on your tooth. Then, at a follow-up visit, we remove the temporary restoration. Finally, we cement the dental crown in place and make any modifications as needed.

Restore Your Teeth with Dental Crowns

Address injured, damaged, and discolored teeth with a dental crown in Cedar Park, TX. Contact our office for dental crown treatment today by calling 512-866-9654 or schedule a dental appointment on our website. Also, let us know if you have questions about crowns; we will gladly help.