Cracked, chipped, or misshapen teeth affect your smile and your dental health too. Fixing these dental imperfections can help improve your oral health. Fortunately, we offer dental crowns in Houston, TX, to help fix these and many other dental problems.
Dental crowns are caps that encase the tooth’s visible part to restore the size, shape, color and improve appearance and strength.
Crowns and veneers are different. The crowns cover the entire tooth, while dental veneers are fixed on top of the tooth (the enamel).
Dental crowns are available in several types that include:
We also have the Onlays and the ¾ crowns. These are not a type of dental crown but refer to the technique of application. The Onlays and ¾ crowns are covers only a portion of the teeth instead of encasing it.
Dental crowns in South Houston, TX, can be fixed in two or three dental visits and involve a few steps:
The dentist will assess your teeth and take x-rays to examine the tooth to get the crown and the surrounding bone on the dental visit. If decay is present, a root canal procedure may be done first before the crowns are fixed.
Next, we will discuss the different crown options and help you choose the ideal one. Your teeth will be prepared for fixing of the crowns. The preparation involves reshaping the enamel to make room for the crowns. The amount trimmed off will depend on the type of crowns used (some are thicker than others).
The dentist will use putty to make a mold of your teeth and sends it to the lab to make the permanent crowns. It can take up to three weeks to get the dental crowns. In the meantime, the dentist will give your temporary crowns to cover the teeth.
During your second dental visit, the dentist will remove the temporary crowns and replace them with the permanent ones. The crowns are fixed and held in place using special cement.
Dental crowns are used to fix various dental crowns such as weak, broken, chipped, worn down, cracked, and discolored teeth. Plus, they can last for 15 years with proper care.
However, dental crowns may cause problems like:
Dental crowns are effective and can last for years if you take care of them. However, it is important to visit the EZ Dental Clinic often for assessment. Our best dentist in Houston will ensure the crowns are in good condition to maintain your oral health.