A patient may be eligible for a dental crown for a variety of reasons, including:
Teeth that have been broken or fractured
Fillings that have been fractured
A root canal has been performed on a tooth.
In Houston, TX, dental crowns are frequently used to repair teeth that have sustained damage. Opting for a porcelain dental crown presents numerous advantages compared to other alternatives. At Evolutionary Dentistry, we take pride in offering this cutting-edge treatment option for various reasons. Dental crowns exhibit remarkable durability, typically lasting between 5 to 15 years. Moreover, they withstand other dental restoration procedures remarkably well. In comparison to alternative treatments like partial dentures, dental crowns provide greater sturdiness and a reduced risk of infection compared to dental bridges.
To receive a crown, individuals usually need to attend two appointments. During the first appointment, precise molds or impressions will be taken to create a customized crown. Additionally, a temporary crown will be made using a mold, which will be worn for about two weeks until the permanent crown is ready from a dental laboratory.
While the tooth is numbed, the dentist will remove any decay and shape the surface to create a proper fit for the crown. Once these tasks are completed, the temporary crown will be affixed using temporary cement, and your bite will be evaluated for accuracy. In the second appointment, the temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleansed, and the new crown will be carefully positioned to ensure correct spacing and alignment with your bite.
You will be provided with instructions for proper care and encouraged to have regular dental check-ups to maintain the well-being of your new crown.
Crown placement recovery is usually uneventful. You may be sensitive to hot and cold foods or liquids after the procedure. This should pass in a few days. Avoid hard, sticky, or chewy foods until you’ve gotten used to your new crown. Brushing twice a day and flossing once a day will help keep your newly crowned tooth healthy in the long run. Regular dental visits will also help to keep your mouth healthy in the long run. If you have any sudden discomfort or pain that lasts more than a few days, contact Evolution Dentistry.
Porcelain crowns are recommended in various situations, including:
– Restoring a severely decayed tooth that cannot be repaired with a dental filling
– Strengthening a tooth that has undergone root canal treatment
– Protecting a weak or cracked tooth from further damage
– Enhancing the appearance of a misshapen or discolored tooth
– Anchoring a dental bridge or supporting a dental implant.