By Mission Hill Dental
March 25, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental crowns  

It’s extremely challenging, if not impossible, to smile and chew properly when you have damaged tooth. Depending on where the damaged tooth is located and the severity of the damage, even a single one could make you feel unattractive. Among the most effective ways to restore the look and function of your smile is by using a dental crown. Dentists Dr. Horacio Lucero and Dr. Fred Wilard of Mission Hill Dental in New Braunfels, TX, utilize dental crowns for restoring one or several damaged teeth.

How a Dental Crown Can Restore Function to Damaged Teeth

If you have ever tried to use or bite down on teeth that are infected, cracked, sensitive, or weakened, you’re well aware of how uncomfortable it could be. Crowns are capable of restoring your dental function and make your damaged teeth stronger and protected against further damage. Even if the damaged tooth is in a place that people can see when you smile, you can rest easy knowing that no one will be the wiser since the crown can be made to match your other teeth.

How Dental Crowns are Crafted and Placed

Crowns are fabricated in a dental lab by experienced technicians who will pattern the crown after a mold of the tooth to be treated. In general, it could take up to two weeks for the lab to craft a crown, and during this time, your dentist in New Braunfels, TX, will place a temporary crown over your tooth until your permanent crown is ready.

To start, your dentist will take x-rays of the tooth to be treated to check for any decay. Your dentist will then perform suitable treatments, such as a root canal, for instance, to get rid of the decay. Your teeth will then be shaped properly to accommodate the crown and impressions of your prepared tooth will be sent to the lab for fabrication. You’ll then come to your dentist’s office when your crown is ready so your dentists can bond it to your tooth.

Interested in Dental Crowns?

Schedule an evaluation with one of our dentists here at Mission Hill Dental in New Braunfels, TX. Dial (830) 625-7322 to arrange your evaluation with Dr. Horacio Lucero or Dr. Fred Wilard.