At Precious Smile Dental & Orthodontics, we can provide patients with cosmetic dental crowns. A cosmetic dental crown is a dental restoration that covers or caps a tooth, restoring it to its orignial shape and size while also strengthening the tooth and improving its overall appearance. A cosmetic dental crown is needed when a tooth is broken to the point where a dental filling will not solve the problem. If you are in need of a dental crown in Grand Prairie, Irving, Dallas, Arlington, Fort Worth and surrounding areas, call Precious Smile Dental & Orthodontics today to schedule a teeth whitening appointment.
What to Expect from the Dental Crown Procedure
The dental crown procedure occurs in two phases. At your first appointment, the first step is to numb the area around the tooth with a local anesthetic. Next, your tooth will be prepared through filing or reshaping, which will allow the dental crown to fit securely and comfortably. After your tooth is prepared, an impression will be made of your teeth and gums. That impression is then sent to a lab to build a custom dental crown. This process usually takes approximately two to three weeks. You will be given a temporary dental crown until your permanent dental crown is ready.
At your second appointment, your new dental crown is inspected for proper fit and color. Your temporary crown is removed and the new crown is cemented onto your tooth.
Types of Dental Crowns
There are a variety of different methods of crown restoration, each using a different dental crown material. The different types of dental crown material include:
- Metal Dental Crowns
- Porcelain-Fused-To-Metal (PFM) Dental Crowns
- Resin Dental Crowns
- Ceramic or Porcelain Dental Crowns
Risks of Getting a Dental Crown
Some patients may experience increased sensitivity immediately after their dental crown procedure. This is more common if the crowned tooth still has a nerve. Other complications that may occur with a dental crown are:
- Pain or Sensitivity when Biting
- Chipping of a Porcelain Crown
- Loosening of a Dental Crown
In some instances, a dental crown may fall off. If this occurs, contact a Precious Smile Dental & Orthodontics location immediately. One of our dentists may be able to replace the dental crown or create a new dental crown for you if necessary.
Precious Smile Dental & Orthodontics proudly provides patients from Grand Prairie, Irving, Dallas, Arlington, Fort Worth and surrounding areas with cosmetic dental crowns. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!