Dental crowns, also called "caps," are tooth-shaped pieces of porcelain crowns that are designed to cover up your existing tooth all the way down to the gum line. They are one of the best options for treating severely damaged teeth. This is considered restorative dentistry. With a dental crown from Austin Dental Company, you can restore your smile, eliminate pain and discomfort, and reduce the risk of future complications related to your damaged tooth.Get in touch today
Dental crowns are commonly used to repair large cavities that are too big for dental fillings. In addition to this, crowns may be used to repair and cover up a tooth after root canal therapy.
Crowns are also very popular for treating teeth that have been damaged or broken due to dental trauma from an accident and are highly effective at repairing cracked and chipped teeth.
More rarely, crowns can be used for cosmetic purposes. Crowns are sometimes a superior choice compared to cosmetic dentistry treatments like veneers and dental bonding, particularly for very small or misshapen teeth, or for teeth with very severe staining.
To begin the process, you'll come and see Dr. Morren for a quick consultation. He will diagnose your oral health issues and help you decide if one or more dental crowns may be appropriate for your treatment.
Depending on the urgency of your issue, this may be done right after your appointment, or as a separate appointment. Dr. Morren will need to trim down your tooth using a dental crown to prepare it for the crown. Up to 80% of the natural material may be removed to create a stable, solid platform for your new dental crown.
Once your tooth has been trimmed, Dr. Morren will take scans and impressions of your tooth, and send this material to a dental lab. At this lab, a team of experienced technicians will use the latest technology to build a custom-fitted, durable crown. This will take about a week or two, so in the meantime, Dr. Morren will attach a temporary crown to protect your tooth and send you home.
Once your permanent crown arrives at our office in a few weeks, you will come in for your final appointment. Dr. Morren will gently remove your temporary crown and clean the natural tooth. Then, he will check your porcelain crown to make sure it fits perfectly, and bond it into place permanently with powerful dental cement.
If you have a very deep cavity, a tooth infection, or a tooth that's been damaged by an oral injury, you may be a good candidate for a dental crown. This treatment will help restore your smile and your bite, relieve your pain and discomfort, and prevent further oral health issues. Contact your dentist in Austin, TX today to schedule an appointment today or ask us questions about sedation dentistry.