Dental Crowns | Denton, TX
A dental crown is a fairly simple treatment for teeth that are weak from decay or cracks. If you have cracked or damaged teeth that are in need of crown(s), Denton Smiles Family Dentistry is your go-to family dentist in Denton, Texas for dental crowns and root canals.
Dental crowns are used to restore teeth that have either been severely worn down to a point, to restore a tooth that has broken, to protect teeth that have had a large filling and have little left of the original tooth to cover and protect it, and to hold things like dental bridges in place. You will also find that the dental crown can also be used to perfect the appearance of a discolored or misshapen tooth. Crowns are also used when a dental implant needs covering or modification for cosmetic purposes.
Crowns are not just for adults. A baby tooth can be salvaged with a dental crown, either in places of severe decay and rotting, or to again provide cover for large fillings and to protect future teeth from the same problems.
Different Types of Dental Crowns
There are a wide variety of crowns that you can choose from if this has been presented to you as a viable option to save teeth or to make them look better in times of trouble. You will find that many metals can be used within a dental crown—especially stainless steel—as well as porcelain that has been fused to metal, all-ceramic or porcelain, resin, and even temporary ones made of either stainless steel or acrylic.
A dental crown will come with a few appointments – the first of which will be inspecting the troubled teeth and organizing a treatment plan that will work for you and your dental needs. In many cases X-rays are necessary in order to check the extent of the damage and a numbing agent will be used to ensure that no discomfort is felt. The tooth will then be filed down to ensure that there is plenty of room for the crown to be added on top of it without causing it to stick out or look odd in conjunction with your other teeth. Once all of this has been done, an impression will be made using a putty, and this will be used to create the crown to your exact specifications, matching the color to the same shade as your natural teeth and generally ensuring that the crown looks as natural as you would want it to.
Schedule an Appointment
Choosing Denton Smiles Dentistry for dental crown work is the best course of action to take when searching for a dentist in Denton, TX. To schedule an appointment, simply call our office at 940-380-1188 or request an appointment online.