Dental Crowns (Ceramic / Porcelain / Same Day CEREC)
Floss and Gloss Dental located in Bedford, Texas!
What are Dental Crowns?
A dental crown is a restoration that covers a damaged or compromised tooth. When a tooth has broken, cracked or has been recently root canaled, we may recommend placing a crown over the tooth. Crowns not only restore the tooth to its original size and shape, but they can protect the underlying tooth from further damage. We offer porcelain, ceramic and even same-day CEREC crowns for your convenience.
Why would Dental Crowns be needed?
The reason you might need a dental crown is because you’ve broken or cracked a tooth. If the break or crack is severe, it can eventually affect the inner pulp of the tooth. Before this can happen, we can place a crown to protect the underlying tooth from further damage. Likewise, if you’ve recently had a root canal performed, a crown is essential since the tooth is more likely to break or crack.
Who is a candidate for a new Dental Crown?
To determine if a crown is needed, we will examine your smile and look for any damaged or compromised teeth. If you need a crown, it is a good idea to have one placed as soon as possible. This prevents further damage to the tooth, which could lead to total extraction over time. Most patients who need a crown can safely have the restoration placed, since there is no surgery required.
What happens during the Dental Crown procedure?
The first step is to numb the area receiving the crown with a high-quality local anesthetic. We then file down the damaged tooth to create a small “stump” so that the crown can fit easily on top. Impressions are taken and used to make either the ceramic or porcelain crown that you’ll have placed. The crown is then placed at a second visit into the office. If you’d rather skip a second visit, we offer same-day CEREC crowns that are made using digital impressions and a quality machine in our office. The permanent crown is placed after it has been made in the office just for you.
If you would like to learn more about dental crowns and how they can benefit your smile, call us today to talk with one of our professional team members.