Dental crowns are porcelain or ceramic caps that are cemented on top of damaged teeth. They‘re prosthetics that are cemented onto your teeth and can only be removed safely by a professional dentist. The team at Dentistry of Highland Village may recommend dental crowns for a variety of reasons, including:
If the team at Dentistry of Highland Village decides that you need a dental crown to restore or strengthen a damaged tooth, they’ll first they take an impression of your affected tooth. This allows an outside dental lab custom make your porcelain or ceramic crown just for you, made to match the aesthetics of your natural teeth.
The procedure to place a crown on a tooth is simple and involves bonding the prosthetic with cement or another type of strong adhesive. It’s not painful, but your dentist may use a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area.
Getting a dental crown usually requires two visits to the Houston office: the first is to take an impression of your tooth and the second for the actual fitting of your crown.
If properly cared for, dental crowns can last for decades or a lifetime. The key to making sure your dental crown lasts as long as it should is practicing good oral hygiene — take excellent care of your teeth and gums by brushing and flossing regularly. The team at Dentistry of Highland Village can help you make adjustments and perfect your brushing and flossing technique during an in-office visits.
Another way to help maintain your dental crown is to limit — or altogether avoid — chewing hard foods like hard candies or ice. These items can cause damage to your dental crown.
If you need a dental crown or are curious to learn more about them, call or use the online booking tool today and set up an appointment.
At Dentistry of Highland Village, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
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