WHAT ARE DENTAL CROWNS?
A dental crown is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface, restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations. While there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth-colored crown) is the most popular because it can resemble your natural teeth. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color of your teeth, giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile. At Evolution Dentistry, our highly skilled team of dentists is pleased to offer porcelain crowns to patients throughout Houston, TX for many of their oral health needs.
Porcelain Crowns Reviews
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"I have been a patient of Dr. Gemp for years. He has seen me through dental implants and crowns . He is the most skillful practitioner I have had, and he has the most incredibly cheerful chair side manner I have ever seen."- B.S. / Google / Feb 19, 2022
Reasons for Crowns
There are many reasons why a patient may qualify for a dental crown, including:
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Cosmetic enhancement
- Decayed teeth
- Fractured fillings
- Large fillings
- Tooth has a root canal
What Are the Benefits of Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns in Houston, TX, are a common way to restore teeth that have been damaged. Compared to other alternatives, there are many benefits of receiving a porcelain dental crown. At Evolutionary Dentistry, we are proud to provide this state-of-the-art treatment option for a wide range of reasons. Dental crowns are incredibly durable and typically last between 5 – 15 years. Additionally, they tend to hold up well during other dental restoration treatments. They are also sturdier than alternative treatments such as partial dentures and have less risk of infection than dental bridges.
Who is a Candidate for Porcelain Crowns?
Ideal candidates for dental crowns have a damaged or decayed tooth that cannot be repaired with traditional fillings. Crowns can also be used to improve the appearance of a discolored, misshapen, or otherwise cosmetically flawed tooth. In addition, crowns may help strengthen a weakened and fractured tooth, as well as provide protection to a tooth that has had root canal therapy. In some cases, crowns may also be used to attach a bridge or cover an implant. An assessment at Evolution Dentistry is required to determine your eligibility for dental crowns.
What Does Getting a Crown Involve?
Receiving a crown usually requires patients to attend two appointments. Your first appointment will involve taking accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown, which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is created by a dental laboratory. While the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement, and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.
At your second appointment, your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate. You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.
What to Expect After Dental Crowns
Recovery from crown placement is usually uneventful. After the procedure, you may experience some sensitivity to hot and cold foods or liquids. This should subside within a few days. Avoid chewing hard, sticky, or chewy foods until you are accustomed to your new crown. Good oral hygiene practices — brushing twice daily and flossing once daily — will help keep your newly crowned tooth healthy long term. Regular dental visits will also keep your mouth healthy long-term. Call Evolution Dentistry if you experience any sudden discomfort or pain that lasts longer than a few days.
Porcelain Crowns FAQs
Why choose a porcelain crown?
Porcelain crowns are among the most popular materials for dental crowns today! Our crowns are not only durable but can be matched to the color of your existing teeth. No one should be able to tell that you’ve had dental work done. Evolution Dentistry is proud to offer strong and natural-looking porcelain crowns that completely restore your smile.
Does dental crown treatment hurt?
Our staff uses leading numbing medications before performing dental crown procedures. You may feel pressure at times, but it should not be painful. Please inform our team if you tend to have anxiety about getting dental treatments. We can make sure you feel completely at ease throughout your appointment.
How do I take care of my dental crown?
Dental crowns require the same care as your natural teeth. Be sure to brush and floss twice a day and visit our office regularly for checkups and cleanings. With proper care, your dental crown can last for many years. Evolution Dentistry will make sure your crown fits comfortably and securely before you leave our office and schedule follow-up appointments as needed.
Personalized Porcelain Crowns
At Evolution Dentistry, we offer the most up-to-date dental solutions to improve your oral health. Porcelain crowns are crafted with the most sought-after material available in the oral care industry. To learn more about porcelain crowns, or to find out if they could be the answer to your troubles, contact our Houston, TX office and speak to a member of our team.
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