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Dental Crowns – Houston, TX

Giving Damaged or Decayed Teeth the Royal Treatment

 

Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in your body, but it can only take so much. Your teeth are constantly under pressure whenever you chew food and close your mouth, and they’re constantly exposed to acidic fluids and bacteria. At some point, the enamel may become decayed or injured to the point where the rest of the dental structure becomes compromised. In order to keep the tooth safe and functional, get in touch with Dr. Baker right away to ask about having a crown placed.

Why Choose Bluebonnet Dental for Dental Crowns?

  • Dentist Trained at Prestigious Institutions
  • Sedation Available for Nervous or Anxious Patients
  • Crowns Personalized to the Smallest Detail

What is a Dental Crown?

Older woman in sweater smiling with dental crowns in Houston, TX

A dental crown fits like a cap over your natural tooth. It can serve a variety of purposes; it might hold a weakened tooth together, seal a severe crack that might expose the inner pulp to infection, or it might even just hide extremely discolored enamel. Crowns have been made out of gold and other metals in the past, but we prefer all-ceramic crowns that can be designed to look, feel, and function just like your real teeth. When making a crown out of ceramic material, we’ll pay close attention to the shape and color of the restoration so that it fits seamlessly with the rest of your smile.

The Dental Crown Process

Illustration of a dental crown being placed on a molar

You typically won’t be able to get a crown right away; the whole process usually takes at least two appointments. The first visit focuses on preparation. First, Dr. Baker will examine the tooth and determine whether a dental crown is your best option. Then he’ll remove any decay that’s present along with a small amount of enamel. Once the tooth is ready, we’ll take an impression of your bite. The impression is then sent to the lab where the crown is designed. We’ll give you a temporary restoration to protect your tooth while your crown is being made.

After a few weeks, your crown will be ready. One of our team members will reach out to you once you’ve received it. During your second appointment, we’ll make any last minute adjustments to the fit and color of the tooth if necessary before we attach it with a special adhesive. Once the crown has been placed, you should avoid sticky foods for at least 24 hours, but after that you can eat and drink anything you want.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

3D model of a tooth with a dental crown above

A dental crown has numerous benefits. For starters, when made out of customized ceramic material, it can restore the appearance of your tooth to the point where most people likely won’t realize it was ever damaged in the first place. The restoration will also protect your teeth from further damage while also reducing sensitivity. Crowns are known to last for 15 years or more with the right care, and they only require basic maintenance in the form of regular brushing, flossing, and routine dental examinations.

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