A dental crown is a permanent cap placed over a tooth to protect it from any damage. It looks exactly like a real tooth as it is made up of tooth-colored ceramic material. Crowns are used to restore teeth that are badly damaged and require an aesthetic makeover. At Enviable Smiles, we use the best quality dental crowns for our patients.
What is the procedure for getting a crown?
Getting a crown would require a few visits to the dentist’s office. Initially, your dentist would examine your teeth and check for any signs of infection, cavities, injuries, and underlying issues. Next, x-rays of your mouth may have to be taken to check for any cracks, bone deterioration, wear of the teeth, etc., and to determine the exact positioning of the crown.
Next, the tooth receiving the crown will be prepared before taking a mold. For this, we will clean your teeth thoroughly and buff the tooth gently to remove a thin layer of enamel. This is done to create spacing for the crown to be bonded onto the tooth. The dentist takes a highly precise mold and sends it to a laboratory to manufacture the final crown, where dental-grade ceramic will be used to serve the purpose.
Until the permanent crown is fabricated, which may take a few days’ time, the dentist may suggest you get a temporary crown until then. It will be fitted in place with the help of mild adhesives and removed once the permanent crown is available. The permanent crown will firmly be bonded onto the surface of the tooth with the help of adhesives or dental cement. The dentist checks for perfect fit and comfort and finally polishes it to provide the best aesthetics.
Why should you choose crowns?
Choosing crowns can offer lots of benefits, such as:
- They are strong and long-lasting.
- They restore the functionality of the damaged tooth.
- They look exactly like natural teeth.
- They preserve the natural tooth and prevent it from being extracted.
What are the different treatment aftercare tips?
After the procedure, we may recommend some pain medications and antibiotics, and instructions on what you should avoid for a quick recovery. It is essential to follow a good oral hygiene routine that includes brushing and flossing. Visit us for follow-up appointments as per the scheduled dates.
To learn more, call us at (281) 972-4747 or visit our practice at 9451 Cullen BLVD. STE D, Houston, TX 77051. We will be happy to guide you further.