For decades, patients with severely damaged or decayed teeth have been able to have their smiles repaired with dental crowns in Weatherford. These durable restorative treatments not only protect your tooth from further damage in the future, but they also build up the structure of the natural tooth, saving it from having to be extracted. At Cosmetic & Family Dentistry of Weatherford, we understand how important it is to have a smile that’s both gorgeous and healthy, and dental crowns can help you achieve both!
A dental crown is a customized restoration that is permanently bonded to a tooth to restore its structure, function, and even its appearance. It’s essentially a tooth-shaped “cap” that fits snugly over a decayed, chipped, cracked, or otherwise damaged tooth. Not only do crowns build up your tooth so that it can withstand the daily pressures of chewing, but they also seal out bacteria from attacking the tooth can causing cavities.
In the past, crowns were made of various metals like silver or gold. These days, though, most dentists use porcelain due to its incredible ability to mimic tooth enamel. Each crown is custom-made to blend in with your surrounding teeth, making it look like a natural part of your smile.
We may recommend a dental crown for several reasons, such as:
Receiving a crown generally takes two appointments once we’ve decided that it’s the right treatment for you. During the first of these visits, we prepare your tooth by shaving off a super-thin layer of enamel from the outside of the tooth. This ensures there will be ample room in your mouth for the restoration. We take impressions of that area of your mouth and send them to the dental lab. While they begin expertly crafting your crown, we place a temporary to protect your tooth in the meantime. A couple of weeks later, you’ll return to our office and we’ll switch out your temporary for your permanent crown. Voila! Your smile is new and improved!
When your tooth is damaged, it needs to be repaired right away, or else it becomes so worn-down that it needs to be removed entirely. Since missing teeth come with a litany of oral health problems, we generally try to preserve your natural pearly whites for as long as possible. Crowns are perfect for this purpose, as they provide protection for years to come. In addition to saving your tooth from an extraction, some of the benefits of dental crowns include:
Contact Cosmetic & Family Dentistry of Weatherford to make an appointment. We serve the surrounding communities as well, including Aledo, Brock, Millsap, Mineral Wells, and Springtown.