Dental Crowns – Carrollton, TX
Give Your Smile the Protection It Needs
Did you know that dental crowns are one of the most common treatments provided to dental patients? Millions of people receive dental crowns every year, and for good reason. When a tooth is significantly damaged, dental crowns give them a second chance to thrive. If you need one and don’t get it, your tooth is sure to continue breaking down. Thankfully, Dr. Caballeros and Dr. Parra can provide you with highly personalized restorations that blend in with our smile and feel natural. Schedule an appointment with our office today by giving us a call; we’ll make sure you’re taken of.
Why Choose On Point Dentistry for Dental Crowns?
- Tooth-Colored Materials Utilized
- Sedation Dentistry Available
- Digital Impression Scanner Technology
What are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are restorations designed to cover portions of teeth that have become damaged. They can and have been made from many different materials over the years, including silver amalgam and ceramics. If you want to keep your smile looking as natural as possible, it’s recommended that you opt for porcelain crowns which mimic teeth much more effectively than silver ones.
Every crown our office provides is custom-made to fit over damaged teeth exactly. This gives the tooth new life and protection that it needs to remain functional. With proper care, your crown should last 10 years or more and be capable of withstanding daily biting forces.
Do I Need a Dental Crown?
If you’ve been told recently that you need a dental crown, it’s likely because your tooth is too damaged to receive a dental filling and remain effectively protected. You could need one because you just had a root canal therapy performed and the tooth needs to be covered after the pulp has been irrigated. Perhaps you have cosmetic imperfections that more minor treatments cannot hide. You could also need a crown if you intend on replacing teeth with dental bridges or dental implants. The versatility of dental crowns is quite extraordinary, and that’s largely why they are so commonly utilized.
The Benefits of Dental Crowns
When a tooth is damaged, it cannot heal itself or get better on its own. It is not like a common cold or a cut or bruise that eventually heals over time. Once tooth enamel is gone, it’s gone for good. That’s why dental crowns are so beneficial to your oral health. A crown will stop a tooth from fracturing further, which is guaranteed to happen after enough use. A dental crown stops this fracturing and makes it possible to chew food with confidence and show off your smile, especially if you choose a porcelain crown to restore your tooth.
How to Take Care of Your New Crown
While dental crowns cannot technically develop decay since they are made from ceramics, you’ll still need to make sure the tooth underneath the crown is getting enough attention during your brushing and flossing routine. Furthermore, you’ll need to maintain routine visits with our office so we can confirm the crown is still protecting the damaged tooth as needed. If we believe that the crown needs to be replaced, we’ll recommend it as to avoid a potential dental emergency of the crown coming off. With regular at-home maintenance, your custom crown should last many years of chewing, grinding and of course, smiling!
Dental Crown FAQs
Are you ready to give your smile the protection it needs? Dental crowns are one of the most versatile and reliable ways to restore teeth, but you may have some questions about them before you’re ready to get one yourself. While we’ll be more than happy to answer all your specific questions when you come see us for an appointment, we’ve also gathered some common questions we get below so you can learn more about dental crowns.
How Long Can I Wait to Get a Dental Crown?
You may be surprised to hear your dentist say that you need a crown when your tooth seems to look and feel fine. However, that doesn’t mean you should postpone getting one! If Dr. Caballeros or Dr. Parra have recommended that you get a dental crown, it’s because your tooth is at risk. Even if it’s not bothering you now, leaving your tooth untreated could lead irreparable damage or a serious infection that needs to be treated with a root canal or extraction. Save yourself time, money, and the headache by getting your dental crown as soon as possible!
How Are Dental Crowns Placed?
It usually takes about two appointments to restore your smile with a dental crown. First, we’ll remove a thin layer of enamel from your damaged tooth to make room for the dental crown. Once the surface has been prepared, we’ll take impressions of your teeth to use as blueprints when creating your restoration. While it’s being crafted, we’ll fit you with a temporary crown and send you home. A week or so later, you’ll return to our office to have your permanent, custom-made dental crown cemented into place and you’ll be ready to start enjoying your newly repaired smile!
How Will Impressions of My Teeth Be Taken?
Many people dread having impressions of their teeth taken because in the past, the only way to do this was with a tray filled with a sticky putty-like material. Many patients find holding this putty over their teeth to be uncomfortable, and some even regard it as gag-worthy or anxiety-inducing. Thankfully, we’ve invested in the latest dental technology so you don’t have to worry about sticky dental impressions anymore! With our digital impression system, we can quickly and easily get the impressions we need without causing you any discomfort.
Does Getting a Dental Crown Hurt?
While removing a layer of enamel to make room for your dental crown may sound somewhat daunting at first, you can rest assured that getting a dental crown is a virtually painless procedure. Before we begin, we’ll thoroughly numb the area so you don’t feel a thing while we prepare your tooth. If you’re feeling very anxious about it or if you have a physical condition that may make your treatment uncomfortable, sedation dentistry may be a good option for you. We always go above and beyond to ensure that you are as comfortable and relaxed as possible before we treat your smile.