Teeth are a lot stronger than you might think. In fact, tooth enamel is the hardest material in the human body – even more so than bone! That being said, your teeth are subjected to an onslaught of bacteria, acids from food and beverages, and pressure from other teeth on a daily basis. Over time, this wear and tear can result in tooth decay or breakage. Instead of extracting the tooth entirely, our dentists here at Renaissance Dental will preserve it whenever they can by placing a dental crown over it. Contact us today to learn more about how dental crowns in Fort Worth, TX can restore appearance and function to a broken or chipped tooth!
A dental crown is a cap that fits over the entire part of the tooth that has emerged from the gums, also known as the crown of a tooth. The most common reason why we might recommend a dental crown is to protect a weakened tooth from further damage; otherwise, the tooth might need to be removed later on. However, crowns can also be placed over teeth that are severely decayed, cracked, broken, or even cosmetically imperfect.
Traditionally, dental crowns have been made from metals like gold and silver. Although these restorations are durable, they stick out like a sore thumb compared to the rest of your pearly whites. That’s why we use tooth-colored materials like porcelain for our dental crowns. These solutions blend in with your grin while also being durable enough to last for years to come.
Dental crowns are a relatively quick treatment; in most cases, it only takes two appointments to design, fabricate, and place your crown (not counting your initial consultation). We begin by examining your smile, going over your treatment options, and determining whether a crown is the right solution for you. If so, then we can move forward with the dental crown process.
First, we reshape the tooth’s enamel to ensure that the crown will fit correctly. Next, we capture impressions of that area of your mouth, which we send to a trusted dental lab. While their team begins creating your crown, we can place a temporary crown over your tooth to protect it. Once your permanent crown arrives at our office, we call you back in for your second appointment. Lastly, we make sure your crown looks and feels natural before cementing it onto your tooth.
By repairing your tooth with a dental crown in Fort Worth, TX, you can look forward to a whole host of benefits, such as: