Dental crowns have held a common place in dentistry for decades. Essentially, dental crowns are a custom-made cap that is placed over a tooth. With the cap in place, the health and function of a tooth is restored, while also improving the tooth’s appearance. Often, dental crowns are used in combination with other dental procedures, such as root canal therapy or with a bridge device to replace missing teeth. At Smile Studio of Wylie, we offer all-ceramic dental crowns in Wylie for both cosmetic and restorative procedures. We perform the procedure necessary to receive the crown in-office.
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is essentially a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a tooth. The cap is custom-made to meet exact size, shape, and color specifications to restore a tooth’s shape, size, and strength. Often, the crown will also improve the appearance of a tooth. The crown is cemented in place to fully cover the tooth to the gum line for a long-term restoration.
In the past, dental crowns were typically made from metals, which are strong, durable, and reliable. However, the dark metal appearance of the crowns caused many to feel self-conscious. Not to mention, the metal can cause the gum line to darken over time. Now, dental crowns are made from materials to look more natural. As a cosmetic and restorative dentist in Wylie, we offer all-ceramic restorations for a natural appearance. The restorations are milled from porcelain to meet your exact specifications for a dental crown that looks like a natural tooth.
What is the Procedure for a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns can be used for a variety of purposes, such as to restore the health of a decayed tooth, strengthen a weakened tooth, or give an abnormally shaped tooth a more natural appearance. Depending on the reason for the dental crown, a procedure may be needed prior to placing the crown, such as root canal therapy.
In order to place the crown, local anesthesia is often used to minimize discomfort. Then, the tooth is prepared by reshaping the tooth. After the tooth has been prepared, images or impressions are taken, which are used to create you crown. Your custom crown will be created in the dental lab. During this time, you may need to wear a temporary crown. After your new crown is ready, it will be cemented to your tooth.
With the right care, your new crown can last 10 years or longer before needing to be replaced. Proper oral hygiene and regular appointments with your visit will help to promote the longevity of your crown.
Your Dentist for All-Ceramic Crowns
At Smile Studio of Wylie, Dr. Guardiola is committed to providing patients with the best dental advancements, including all-ceramic restorations. If you are in need of a dental crown, benefit from a natural-looking restoration to enhance your smile and oral health. We’ll create the exact crown to meet your specifications for a flawless smile.
Contact Smile Studio of Wylie to schedule a consultation for a new dental crown today.