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A Dental Crown Restores More Than Your Smile

 

Are you unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, or do they just not fit properly? If so, dental crowns may be the perfect solution for you. Crowns are a custom-made replacement for your cracked, fractured, or missing tooth, which is molded and fit to your specific tooth. This “cap,” which is completely enclosed by the surrounding teeth and gum line, substantially enhances the appearance of your smile while providing powerful support to your teeth’s structural integrity.

Aside from providing an aesthetically pleasing outcome, dental crowns also provide unrivaled support when it comes to dental anxiety and confidence. In fact, many people find that their overall quality of life improves as a result of receiving a dental crown. Make an appointment today with one of our skilled cosmetic dentists in Houston Dental Implants. With our help, you can achieve restored smile splendor – all in one day.

 

Why Do Teeth Crack or Break?

There are several reasons why teeth can weaken, crack, or break. While general tooth rot is frequently to blame, the gradual deterioration of old fillings, teeth grinding during the night, unequal stress from over- and under-biting, and age are all factors in tooth thinning. A crack or break can occasionally be caused by a dental trauma (such as falling or being struck), so if this occurs to you, call our emergency dental care team.

But more often than not, the primary cause of teeth cracking and breaking is due to a gradual process called tooth thinning. This occurs when the enamel on your teeth slowly breaks down – leading to weakened teeth that can easily fracture. Tooth thinning can be caused by a variety of factors – including general wear and tear over time, severe dental overcrowding or overuse, poor oral hygiene habits (which can lead to plaque build-up), and genetics.

If you’re noticing cracks or breaks in your teeth – especially if they’re becoming progressively worse over time – it’s important to get them checked out by one of our emergency dentists as soon as possible. By identifying and addressing the underlying causes of tooth thinning directly, we may be able to prevent further damage and restore your smiles.

 

When Do Dentist Recommend Dental Crowns?

When it comes to dental crowns, it all depends on the degree of the crack or break, the surface qualities of your existing tooth and its neighbouring teeth, and past dental applications. If an old filling has rotted and fallen out, and the ensuing cavity is too large to simply replace, and the root is still healthy and undamaged, your dentist may propose a crown to cover these damages. 

Crowns can even be used to replace a whole missing tooth by making a dental bridge if the neighbouring teeth are intact and stable.

Essentially, a crown is suspended and secured between two additional crowns attached to the tops of your healthy teeth. Bridges, on the other hand, frequently necessitate grinding down the healthy, surrounding teeth in order to securely anchor the bridge.

 

The Process of Getting Dental Crowns in Our Dental Care Clinic

 

Before the Procedure

We advise that you whiten your teeth before having dental crowns or a bridge if you’re getting them for aesthetic purposes. At Houston Dental Implants Office, we provide teeth whitening procedures that can quickly and easily enhance the look of your smile. This operation must be completed first since crowns and bridges are comprised of materials that are resistant to bleach and stains.

In other words, if it was made to match your discolored teeth, it won’t change color even if you subsequently get your teeth whitened. Your new crown or bridge will be created to match your newly sparkling white teeth if the surgery is done first.

We recommend taking a day off before the surgery. Take a break if you can. It’s common for teeth to be sensitive, and it’s easier if you’re not busy seeing clients.

 

Installing Dental Crowns

Our team of experienced cosmetic dentists use sedation dentistry to help keep our patients comfortable during their procedures.
 
Before beginning any restoration work, our dentists take an impression of the patient’s teeth. This allows our dental lab team to create a custom crown or bridge to fit their specific needs. Once the impressions have been taken, our dentists will begin cleaning and preparing the teeth for restoration. We will then apply a temporary crown to ensure that the restoration looks beautiful while it is still in place. Patients typically wear these temporary crowns for two weeks, after which time we will proceed with the installation of the permanent restoration.
 
Once all of the dental work has been completed, our team will remove the temporaries and securely bond (or cement) each new restoration into place using dental bonding material. This process permanently replaces missing teeth in a natural and functional way, giving our patients back their confident smile.

 

 

After the Dental Crowns or Dental Bridges Installation Procedure

After your dental crown installation procedure, you will be feeling a bit sensitive. You will only require oral pain medication for a few days afterwards. Crowns protect and surround teeth, so you can consume your favorite foods, no matter how damaged the tooth was. 

A crown can help you eat, drink and speak normally – ideal for persons with sensitive teeth, broken or chipped teeth, or root canals. 

A bridge allows you to eat and speak normally without worrying about a loose tooth. Both are good options for active persons who don’t want their teeth to limit them. 

So if you’re thinking of getting dental restorations, call us today to explore your options.

 

Caring for Your Metallic, Ceramic, or Porcelain Dental Crown

If you have a metallic, ceramic, or porcelain dental crown, the best way to care for it is to brush twice a day and floss once a day. It’s also important to rinse your mouth with an antimicrobial mouthwash after eating or drinking. Also, avoid sticky foods and stop teeth-grinding as much as possible. Gently brush your crown with a soft-bristled toothbrush.

Dental Crown Materials:

When it comes to dental crown materials, there are many different options to choose from.

  • Stainless steel is a common material option because of its durability and resistance to corrosion. Another popular choice is metal, which can be both durable and comfortable to wear.
  • Composite (resin, metal, and ceramic combinations) materials are also becoming more popular due to their unique properties. An all-resin dental crown will combine the durability and strength of stainless steel with the flexibility and comfort of a composite material. Porcelain crowns or all-ceramic dental crowns are also available, providing the highest level of tooth protection possible.
  • Zirconia is the latest addition to the dental crown materials market, and it offers many benefits over other materials options. These include its high level of hardness and resistance to scratches and chipping.

 

Book Your Dental Crown Installation Appointment Today

If you have a tooth that is missing, damaged, rotting, or broken, now is the time to make an appointment with our Houston Dental Implants clinic. There is no time like the present to start you on the path to regaining that gorgeous smile. 

Our team of experienced cosmetic dentists will discuss your problematic teeth and possible treatment options with you during your free consultation. Let us help you get the smile you’ve always wanted.

 

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    Dental Crowns in Humble TX

    A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is used to cover up or “cap” a damaged tooth in order to restore its size, shape, strength, alignment, and to improve its appearance. Dental crowns are cemented into place and will fully encapsulate the portion of the tooth that lies above the gum line.

    Aside from being placed over a damaged tooth, dental crowns are also placed on top of dental implants in order to give them the shape and structure of a tooth so that it functions the same as the tooth that was once in that spot. 

    Porcelain or ceramic crowns are the most common type used today because they can be matched to the color of your natural teeth.

    Other types of crowns include metal alloys and gold. Alloy crowns are much stronger than porcelain, which is why they are often used for back teeth. To achieve both strength and aesthetic, porcelain is bonded to a metal shell to create a crown that’s not only strong but also looks natural and attractive.

    Reasons For Using Dental Crowns

    A dental crown can be used for the following reasons:

    1. To fix and restore a broken tooth or one that has been severely worn down
    2. To cover up and improve the appearance of a discolored tooth
    3. To protect weak teeth such as those that have had numerous areas of decay to prevent them from breaking apart or to hold together the parts of a cracked tooth
    4. To keep a dental bridge in place
    5. To cover up dental implants
    6. For cosmetic modifications – front teeth can be made larger or smaller
    7. To cover up a poorly shaped tooth
    8. To cover teeth that had root canal treatments

    Dental crown installations usually take two separate visits to the dental office. The first appointment involves the dentist assessing the tooth to make sure that it can properly support a crown. Then and impression is made of your current tooth to use for making your temporary and your new permanent crown. The tooth is then filed down to prepare it to take the crown. A temporary crown will be made and placed over your tooth to protect it until the final crown is ready.  Learn more about crowns by watching this short video:

    After the crown is made, on your second appointment, the temporary crown is removed and the final one is positioned and permanently fastened onto your tooth using a special adhesive.

    If you have ever met anyone that works in a dental lab that makes crowns, you will find that they often have nicknames for some of the dentist around town. Filling and preparing a tooth for a crown is one of the areas of dental practice that requires an “artist” touch. You’ll be glad to learn that Dr. Gregory and Dr. Goel have that artist touch and are not among one of the several dentist in Humble, Kingwood and Atascocita that are known in the labs as “The Butcher,” “The Hacker,” or “Fumble Fingers.”  🙂

    If you are in Houston or any of the Northern suburbs of Humble, Kingwood, Atascocita, Spring or The Woodlands, please feel free to call (281) 446-9157 for an appointment with our Dental Crown Artists! You may also set an appointment online using our Appointment App on the right side of this page.

    Meet Dr. Gregory

    Dr. Holly J. Gregory practices a full scope of periodontics with expertise ranging from dental implants to laser periodontal treatments, gum grafting, and Dr. Gregory can correct a wide variety of periodontal (gum) disease.
    Our office is located at 19502 McKay Blvd., Suite 202, Humble, TX 77338. Call us today at (281) 446-9157.

    DR. HOLLY GREGORY AND FAMILY

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