Dental Crown Solutions
When a tooth is damaged or worn down, it may be treated with the full coverage protection of a dental crown. Dental crowns, also called "caps," are custom-made to cover your tooth from the gumline up and colored to blend with your surrounding teeth for a seamless finish. A dental crown may be used to treat tooth decay, strengthen a damaged tooth, restore a crack, and protect a root canal treated tooth or attached to a single dental implant to replace a missing tooth. At Trusted Dental Care in Wylie, TX, general dentist Dr. Fesaha Gebrehiwot creates crowns of durable and highly aesthetic all-ceramic e.max® and Empress® materials to mimic the look and feel of real tooth enamel. Make an appointment with Dr. G. to find out how a custom dental crown may strengthen or repair a tooth while also improving the overall health, function, and appearance of your smile.
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Ideal Candidates for a Crown
Crowns may be recommended to meet a variety of restorative needs. These restorations may be placed to protect a tooth weakened by decay, strengthen a cracked tooth, or rebuild a broken or worn tooth. In addition to masking discolored or misshapen teeth, dental crowns can also be used to restore teeth with large fillings that need to be replaced. Root canal-treated teeth often benefit from the protection of a dental crown restoration. Crowns can be cemented over an existing tooth or attached to an implant to complete a tooth replacement procedure. Depending on your needs, dental crowns may be placed in the front or the back of the mouth and are customized in shape, color, and size to look like a natural part of your smile.
What To Expect
Dental crowns are usually placed within two visits to our state-of-the-art practice. At your first appointment, Dr. G. will numb your tooth to ensure a comfortable procedure. If you experience dental anxiety or fear when receiving care, be sure to talk to our team about the option of nitrous oxide sedation. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, Dr. G. will precisely prepare your tooth by cleaning away debris and decay, then file down the tooth to create room for your dental crown. Using the latest in 3D scanning technology, our team will take a digital impression of the prepared tooth (or previously placed dental implant), which our dental lab will use to custom-craft your crown restoration. A temporary crown will be placed and worn over the next 1 – 2 weeks while your new restoration is made. When you return for your second visit, Dr. G. will cement your crown in place and check your bite to ensure a comfortable, natural fit and feel.
Caring for Your Dental Crown
After placing your crown, Dr. G. or a member of our team will discuss the best way to care for your new crown and offer tips on how to brush and floss most effectively. During your checkup and dental cleaning visits at Trusted Dental Care, Dr. G. will evaluate your crown and adjust it for comfort, if needed. He will tell you when your crown should be replaced, but with good care, it should last for several years. If you experience any trouble with your crown (if it falls out or becomes loose), call our office for help right away. Please avoid attempting to fix it or put it back in yourself since this may cause damage to the crown or your underlying tooth.
Depending on your dental insurance, a portion of your costs may be covered. After contacting your insurance company, our office can help you better understand your coverage and maximize your benefits. Trusted Dental Care is proud to by a leading source for high-quality, affordable dental care in Wylie, TX. If you have personal expenses for your treatment, please talk with us about our flexible payment options and financing solutions that may be available.
Lifelike Dental Crowns
A damaged or missing tooth may be treated with a lifelike dental crown from Trusted Dental Care. Rising seamlessly from the gumline, dental crowns return health, beauty, and function to teeth for a natural, comfortable fit and feel. To make your crown consultation with Dr. G, contact our dedicated team in Wylie, TX today.