Dental crowns have become the premiere method to saving teeth that have been greatly affected by tooth decay, injuries, or poor genetics. At New Smiles Texas, our dentists understand the importance of keeping all of your teeth strong. It is our goal that you maintain all of your teeth, which helps ensure the health of your mouth.
WHAT ARE DENTAL CROWNS?
Dental crowns can be created from various materials, which can include metal, resin, or porcelain. All of these options are very strong and durable and can last the lifetime of the patient. A resin or porcelain dental crown will match the other teeth around it, which ensures that the tooth does not stand out.
Our New Smiles Houston dentists ensure that every dental crown matches the other teeth in color and shape. When we place a dental crown over the existing tooth, we make certain that the dental cap fits perfectly between the adjoining teeth. Providing a strong and tight fit against existing teeth helps prevent food from becoming stuck between the teeth and also keeps the teeth sturdy.
The dental cap is placed on the tooth to keep the jawline level, which greatly assists in chewing food and speaking. When placing the dental crown in the mouth, our dentists confirm there are no problems when it comes to functionality. It is incredibly important to make certain the new tooth covering does not intrude into the space of the opposing jawline when chewing or speaking. This would cause intense stress on the dental cap as well as the tooth that comes in contact with it. For this reason, we ensure the dental crown remains perfectly inline with the existing teeth and appears as an original tooth.
THE DENTAL CROWN PROCESS
Our New Smiles Texas dentists conduct a thorough examination of the affected tooth and evaluate precisely the steps needed in order to provide the area with a strong and healthy replacement. If the tooth is suffering from tooth decay, the dentists will remove the cavity and decay in order to leave only the healthy part of tooth. If the tooth has suffered an injury and has broken or is simply a weak tooth due to genetics, then the dentist will determine exactly what part of the tooth should remain in order to provide the best placement of the dental crown. After this is conducted, a dental crown is fitted perfectly and then placed with a cement-type substance to ensure that dental cap remains in place for the lifetime of the patient.
DO YOU NEED A DENTAL CROWN?
If you are suffering from tooth decay or have endured an injury to your tooth, such as a car accident or a fall, then you may be a perfect candidate for a dental cap. Our goal is to provide you with a beautiful and healthy smile. Opting to replace a bad tooth with a dental crown is a smart decision that will promote good oral health for the long-term. Contact any of our four Greater Houston office locations today and schedule your dental appointment.