Cracked, damaged, or decayed teeth can cause a host of problems. Chewing may become difficult, speech can easily be disrupted, and your self-confidence may begin to flounder. What’s more, your tooth enamel cannot repair itself. That means a cracked, decayed, or broken tooth will only continue to get worse without professional intervention. Over time, an infection may begin to develop, which can lead to painful toothaches and potentially even tooth loss!
Fortunately, at Sandy Lake Dental & Orthodontics, we can restore your weakened or broken tooth with a beautiful, custom-made dental crown! Read on to learn more about these classic restorations and give us a call today to schedule your next appointment.
A crown is typically used to restore a single tooth that has been damaged due to decay or injury. It simply slips over the top of the tooth to restore both its lost structure and appearance, and it is sometimes referred to as a “cap.” Crowns can be made of a variety of materials including metal, porcelain fused to metal, or all-porcelain. Each material is ideally suited to particular teeth and certain situations. During your appointment, we will help you discover which one is right for your smile.
Restoring your smile with a dental crown will typically only take two appointments. During your first visit, we’ll prepare the selected tooth by cleaning it and removing a layer of enamel. This needs to be done in order to make room for the crown. Then, impressions will be taken and sent to a local dental lab, where they’ll be used as blueprints for your permanent restoration. Creating a permanent dental crown will typically take a week or two, so before you leave our office, we’ll fit you with a temporary crown to keep your tooth comfortable and safe. Once we’ve received your restoration, we’ll call you back to our office to have it bonded in place.
Dental crowns are one of the most popular and reliable ways to repair cracked or decayed teeth. They offer benefits like:
Call Sandy Lake Dental & Orthodontics today to see if a custom-made dental crown could be right for your smile. Our Coppell, TX dental office serves Lewisville, Irving, Flower Mound, Carrollton, Arlington, Frisco, and surrounding areas with high-quality, personalized dental care.