dental crowns


Do you have a chipped or damaged tooth? Then, Dental Crowns can be your best bet!  A Dental Crown is actually a tooth-shaped cap that is planted over a tooth to cover the broken tooth. This dental practice is done to revive the size, shape, and strength of the chipped tooth and also upgrade its appearance.

Types of Crowns

 The crowns can be made up of various materials. There are two kinds of crowns namely: Permanent and Temporary.  Permanent crowns are made up of stainless steel, all-metal such as gold or platinum or even base-metal alloys (such as cobalt-chromium and nickel-chromium alloys), porcelain-fused-to-metal (can be color-adjusted to your adjacent teeth), all resin, zirconia crowns, all-ceramic or all-porcelain (fit for those who have metal allergies). Basically, temporary crowns are formed of an acrylic-based material or stainless steel until your permanent crown gets designed in the lab.  There are some crowns that cover just a portion of the tooth. If you don’t require an entire crown, your dentist might suggest an onlay or 3/4 crown instead.

 What are the Benefits of Crowns?

Crowns are typically given to safeguard a weak tooth from damaging or to hold firmly all the parts of a chipped tooth, to conceal a dental implant, unappealing appearance of teeth, broken cusps, to conceal a tooth with a large filling, to hold strong a dental bridge in its position, to cover a misaligned or discolored tooth.

 What will your Dentist do In Dallas, TX?

To prepare your tooth for a crown normally needs two visits to the doctor.  In your first visit, In Dallas, TX, our specialist will examine the condition of your teeth. This might require X-rays of the tooth. The dentist will consider a few factors like the tooth’s location, the position of gum tissue, the performance of the tooth that requires the crown, color of the surrounding teeth, and how much natural tooth will remain. You can also discuss with your specialist your personal preference.

The second visit will deal with affixing the permanent crown. Here, the dentist will prepare your tooth by eliminating the decay or a root canal. A temporary cap will be placed which you should take special care. After a week or so you will have your permanent crown ready. We always provide you the best cosmetic crowns, built out of the strongest, most durable, and most natural-looking porcelain available. And then your dentist positions it in your mouth and makes the necessary adjustments. 

 Caring for Your Crowns

More or less, dental crowns stay between five and 15 years. Like natural teeth, crowns can also break and the tooth under the crown can still be affected with cavities. Follow healthy oral care practices such as brushing, flossing, and rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash, avoid hard foods, and quit smoking.

Village Family Dental

Author: Village Family Dental

Dr. Paul Hung of Village Family Dental - Dentist in Duncanville has been serving in and around Dallas for more than a few years now. Read more