Teeth are very strong, but they aren’t completely resilient to damage. There are all sorts of different ways that teeth can become damaged, including poor dental hygiene, a sports injury, or an unexpected accident. If you have a tooth that has been harmed, it becomes vulnerable and is more likely to be damaged in the future. The good news is that having a broken, decayed, or otherwise compromised tooth doesn’t always mean an extraction. At Midtown Family Dentistry of Dallas, our team of skilled dentists can protect your damaged teeth with a custom restoration. Dental crowns in Dallas are an excellent option for keeping teeth out of harm’s way. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, don’t hesitate to give us a call!
Dental crowns are customized, crafted caps that are made to fit over the chewing surface of damaged or weakened teeth above the gumline. This restoration can be made from a variety of different materials, like gold, ceramic, and porcelain. Dental crowns are usually recommended for patients who are experiencing the following problems with their smile:
Having a dental crown placed is relatively straightforward. It can generally be completed in just two appointments. First, we will examine your smile to make sure that a dental crown is the best restoration for you. In order to repair your tooth, a thin layer of enamel must be removed. This creates room for the crown to fit comfortably in your mouth. An impression is taken and sent to the dental laboratory where your crown will be crafted. Until it is ready, you will be given a temporary crown to protect your tooth. It will also help you get used to how your new crown will feel when it is permanently placed during your next appointment.
Dental crowns give patients a variety of different benefits. Here are just some of the ones you can expect to experience: