A dental crown is designed to restore a tooth by covering it like a "cap." Dr. Lalani customizes porcelain crowns to blend with your neighboring teeth and complement your smile for a seamless finish. But how do you know when you might need a crown? Here are some situations where our dentist may recommend a dental crown in Mesquite, TX, to restore your smile.
#1 When Your Tooth Has a Large Amount of Decay
We can often use dental fillings to repair small areas of tooth decay. However, if more than half of your tooth structure is broken or decayed, your dentist will likely recommend a dental crown to repair it.
#2 For Fractured or Broken Teeth
A tooth that is cracked, fractured, or broken requires a crown to rebuild and strengthen it.
#3 As a Restoration for a Dental Implant
If you're restoring your smile with a single dental implant, a porcelain crown acts as your new tooth.
#4 After Root Canal Treatment
Your tooth needs to be strengthened with a crown after root canal treatment to restore the chewing function you had before your tooth infection.
The Dental Crown Process in Mesquite TX
It takes two appointments with your dentist to complete your new dental crown in Mesquite. During the first appointment, Dr. Lalani prepares your tooth for its new restoration and creates a temporary crown for you to wear.
While a dental lab handcrafts your final crown, your temporary one protects your tooth during the interim. The process takes anywhere from one to three weeks. When your final crown is ready, you'll return to Fresh 32 Family Dentistry to have Dr. Lalani permanently place your final crown.