While your enamel is the hardest material in your body, it’s by no means indestructible. From injuries, to bad chewing habits, to an overly acidic diet, there are plenty of ways to damage or weaken your teeth. Thankfully, at Allen Smile Design, we can repair, restore, and protect your beautiful smile with a custom-made dental crown! If you’re ready to regain the function and appearance of your pearly whites, give us a call today!
Essentially, a dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap. It’s designed to fit snugly over the top of a tooth and encapsulate its entire visible surface. This allows it to do three very important things. For one, it restores the tooth’s strength and functionality. Secondly, fortifying a tooth with a dental crown will protect it from further damage or decay. On top of it all, it also allows your Allen dentist to completely redesign the appearance of the tooth to your liking.
Dental crowns in Allen are easily one of the most popular restorations available, and it’s easy to see why. This versatile solution can correct a variety of issues, including:
In nearly every case, it only takes two simple appointments to design, create, and place a dental crown. First, your tooth will need to be prepared to ensure there’s enough space for your new crown. To accomplish this, we’ll numb the area and carefully remove a small amount of enamel. Next, we’ll use our iTero Digital Scanner to take high-resolution impressions of the area without the need for sticky, uncomfortable dental putty.
As the dental lab creates your custom restoration with these impressions, we’ll fit you with a temporary dental crown to keep your teeth safe and comfortable in the meantime. Before you know it, you’ll be coming back to our office to have it replaced with your beautiful permanent crown. After we’ve cemented it into place and checked that your bite feels comfortable, you’ll be ready to enjoy your newly restored smile!
While there are plenty of restorative treatments out there that can repair your pearly whites, dental crowns offer a variety of benefits, including: