Fresh 32 Family Dentistry

What Is a Dental Crown?

June 25, 2022
Posted By: Fresh 32 Family Dentistry
Dental crown illustration

Everyone wants a beautiful and healthy smile. However, sometimes enjoying a life well-lived, sustaining an injury, having poor oral hygiene, or having an illness can affect our teeth. Our dental team offers various dentistry services to help patients reclaim their oral health and attain the stunning smiles they’ve always wanted.

If you have a decayed, brittle, or misshapen tooth, your dentist may recommend a dental crown. At Fresh 32 Family Dentistry, we provide patients with custom-made porcelain crowns so they can enjoy the glow of excellent dental health. 

When Might I Need a Dental Crown?

Dental crowns are highly versatile restorations that can improve your oral health. Your dentist may use a dental crown to cover, protect and strengthen a tooth with decay, damage, or discoloration. 

A dental crown covers the tooth and restores its function and appearance. You may need a dental crown if you have any of the following:

  • Tooth decay
  • A brittle or weak tooth
  • A tooth with a large filling
  • A tooth that has undergone root canal treatment 
  • Discoloration or staining that won’t go away with professional teeth whitening 
  • A tooth of irregular shape or sizes

Dental crowns can be made of porcelain, resin, metals, or ceramics. Fresh 32 Family Dentistry prefers using porcelain crowns because they have enhanced aesthetics and most closely resemble natural teeth. No one will ever be able to tell your crown isn't your real tooth! 

What’s the Dental Crown Process?

After Dr. Lalani examines your smile and reviews your medical history, we’ll discuss your oral health needs and goals. Next, we take an impression of your teeth to create a custom-made dental crown that fits your exact specifications. When placing the crown, your dentist applies a local anesthetic and carefully reshapes the tooth to receive the restoration. We then cement your final dental crown over the tooth, ensuring that it's secure and feels natural.

Custom-Made Dental Crowns in Mesquite, TX

Do you have a broken or missing tooth? At Fresh 32 Family Dentistry, we offer various restorative dentistry services and tooth replacements to improve our patients’ oral health and aesthetics. We invite you to contact us today to book your appointment with one of our skilled and experienced dentists in Mesquite, TX. 

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