If a tooth has sustained significant decay or damage, then a simple filling may not be enough to fully save the tooth and preserve your oral health. In this case, a dental crown can often restore the tooth to its original strength and function. At Studio Dental of Chisholm Trail, we can even make crowns that perfectly blend in with your smile, healing your tooth without broadcasting the fact that you got dental work done. To learn more about dental crowns in Fort Worth and how they can benefit you, contact us, or simply keep reading below.
A dental crown is a thin, tooth-shaped cap that is custom-made to fit over a specific tooth. Once Dr. Patel has bonded the crown into place, it can only be removed with special dental instruments.
Traditionally, dental crowns were made of gold or other metal alloys. However, this made them stand out against your surrounding teeth. Nowadays, we use ceramic, porcelain, and other natural-looking materials so that your smile can be repaired without sacrificing its beautiful appearance.
These are some of the most common reasons why we might recommend a dental crown:
If you think a dental crown could benefit your smile, Dr. Patel can examine your mouth and determine whether a crown is the right restorative dentistry option for you.
Generally, placing a dental crown takes two visits to Studio Dental of Chisholm Trail. During the first of these appointments, your dentist in Fort Worth reshapes your tooth so that it can accommodate the crown. Then, we capture impressions and place a temporary crown to protect your tooth. The impressions are sent to a trusted dental lab, where the crown is created to our exact specifications.
With the right maintenance, your dental crown can last for up to 15-20 years. Caring for a crowned tooth is essentially the same as caring for any other tooth. Be sure to brush and floss every day, paying special attention to the area at the crown’s base to prevent plaque from building up and causing tooth decay and gum disease. Keep up with your twice-a-year dental checkups and teeth cleanings with our team. Lastly, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if your crown comes loose or breaks.