A Tooth crown or cap is a modern way to fix a broken or cracked tooth. It is fantastic because it gives the tooth a natural appearance with strength. Dr. Natalie expertly prepares your tooth for a crown, and relays information to high-quality dental lab about the perfect color, size and shape that your crown will be.
Tooth Crowns – Dental Services, Richmond, TX
Are you embarrassed by your smile? Do you have teeth that continually break, even after having fillings placed? If you have a problem with your smile and broken teeth that only get worse. Then tooth crowns may offer you the solution for getting the smile you deserve.
Repair A Broken Tooth
- Create a beautiful tooth on top of a dental implant
- Change or correct the look of a tooth that is misshaped, discolored, or broken.
- Restore teeth shortened due to tooth wear or grinding
- Strengthen a tooth with a large or broken filling to allow for tooth longevity
Here at Dream Smiles Dental, our dentist, Dr. Natalie uses porcelain crowns because they provide remarkable aesthetic results, strength and years of research has determined that they provide consistent results.
What to Expect
Once you’ve made an appointment with our dental team at Dream Smiles Dental, you’ll have the consultation with Dr. Natalie, where she will give you an update your dental health, and discuss options to restore your smile. All of your questions and concerns will be addressed.
Usually, your tooth crown can be completed in two office visits.
During your initial visit, Dr. Natalie will remove all old filling material and any cavities from your tooth. She will also prepare your tooth for the crown. We will send a mold of your tooth to the lab, where your dental crown will be expertly constructed and returned in about 2-3 weeks.
In the meantime, Dr. Natalie will place a temporary crown on your tooth, while we are waiting for your permanent crown to come back from the lab. Once it returns, we will see you back in the office to have it seated with a permanent cement.
Taking care of your crown
To maintain the health of your new tooth crown, it is important to take care of your overall oral health.
Good oral hygiene practices such as brushing twice a day and flossing once a day will go a long way in making sure your crown will last a very long time. By practicing good oral hygiene your will help prevent plaque from accumulating in the region were your tooth crown meets your gums.
Avoid chewing hard foods, as it may cause damage to your tooth crown.
Activities such as grinding can also have a substantial impact on how long your restoration lasts. If you have been experiencing teeth grinding, Dr. Natalie may recommend a neuromuscular evaluation to determine the cause of your grinding.