One versatile dental restoration provides the solution to several different dental issues you may encounter. Dental crowns, offered by your Houston, TX, dentists, Dr. Tiberiu Oancea and Dr. Jeremy Thornton of Today's Dental, strengthen weak teeth, restore broken teeth and can enhance the appearance of your smile.
What are crowns?
Crowns fit over the top part of teeth, covering them completely. The hollow restorations are made of porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, ceramic or resin. All of these materials look very much like tooth enamel and are tough enough to withstand years of chewing and wear and tear.
Before you receive a crown, your dentist will reduce prepare your tooth and make an impression of your mouth. The impression ensures that the technicians who craft your crown will create a restoration that fits your mouth perfectly.
You'll leave the Houston dental office wearing a temporary crown, which you'll wear for about two weeks. Your permanent dental crown will be attached to your tooth with dental cement and become a permanent part of your smile.
Can you benefit from a dental crown?
A crown may be recommended if a tooth is weak and in danger of fracturing. Some people are born with naturally brittle teeth, while others develop the problem as a result of aging. Cracks may also weaken teeth and increase the risk of a fracture. Fortunately, adding a crown to your tooth protects and strengthens it, making it much less likely to break.
If your tooth has fractured due to a blow to the face, accident or unnoticed crack, crowns offer a simple way to restore your damaged tooth. Using the impression of your mouth as a guide, the dental laboratory creates a crown that restores the normal appearance of your broken tooth.
Crowns are just as effective at improving the appearance of unattractive or discolored teeth. The restoration can make crooked, pointed or twisted teeth look just like nearby teeth. Crowns also offer an excellent way to hide discolored teeth.
Improve and protect your smile with dental crowns. Call Drs. Oancea and Thornton, your Today's Dental dentists in Houston, TX, at (281) 580-0770 to schedule an appointment.