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.
What Can Dental Crowns Do?
Dental crowns and bridges can be used for various restorative and cosmetic purposes.
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 can also impact how you eat or speak, depending on the defect and where the tooth is in the mouth. A crown can restore both looks and function to the tooth. We ensure the crown is made so that it matches the size and shape of the rest of your teeth so that it blends in perfectly.
Strengthening 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.
Treating 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 be used to try and stop severe damage and decay before it starts.
Completing 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 normal 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 contact our office for dental problems, including tooth damage and wear. We will examine your teeth during a consultation 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.
Dental Crown Treatment in Cedar Park, TX
Before a custom crown or bridge can be designed and placed, we reshape the tooth or teeth so the new restoration can fit perfectly and won’t look bulky. We numb the tooth with a local anesthetic to completely numb the mouth.
Then, we take digital impressions of the teeth and send them to the lab, where technicians customize the dental crowns to your teeth. We will provide you with a temporary dental crown in the meantime. 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 dental crowns. Contact our office for dental crown treatment today by calling 512-866-9654 or request a dental consultation on our website. Also, let us know if you have questions about crowns; we will gladly help.