If you have damaged a tooth due to an accident or injury, such as a sports injury, you may have wondered how that tooth can be repaired. A dental crown is an effective solution to repairing a damaged tooth. A crown is placed over your existing tooth and is made to look and feel completely natural. Look at it as a “cap” that your dentist will place over your damaged tooth. Crowns are usually made of porcelain, making them strong and durable.
Most often, your custom-made crown is produced in just one office visit. An impression of your tooth is made, and that impression is used to ensure your permanent crown will have an exact fit.
With proper care, crowns can last many, many years. It is important to care for your crown as you would your natural teeth, through brushing, flossing, being mindful of eating hard foods, and seeing your dentist twice a year for checkups.
If you or someone you know has a damaged tooth, we are here to help! Please call us to make an appointment to have the tooth examined. We gladly serve patients in the Southlake, TX and surrounding areas.