Posts for tag: dental crowns

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.

By Mission Hill Dental
July 09, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

One of the most common dental procedures performed by the dentists at Mission Hill Dental in New Braunfels, TX, is dental crown dental crownsrestorations. Finding out that you are an ideal candidate for a dental crown is good news. It means that although your tooth is worn down on the outside, it still has potential on the inside. It’s healthy enough to support a dental device. Learn how dental crowns are constructed and how they protect your teeth from the elements, injury, damage, and tooth decay.

The Structure of a Dental Crown
A crown is designed to replicate the outer shell of a tooth that needs to be restored. The inside is hollow. Most modern crowns are made of porcelain or ceramic material. To make a crown fit in with your other teeth, your tooth must be trimmed down to an abutment using a dental tool. When bonded to the abutment, a porcelain crown looks like a natural tooth, and it can only be distinguished from other teeth by looking at an X-ray picture.

Dental Crowns Provide Protection
Because of how crowns are constructed and the durable material used, they provide your tooth with years of protection. The tooth will be guarded from cavities, infections, enamel erosion, and grinding. The crown also resists staining. After a root canal, a crown gives the affected tooth a chance to rehabilitate so that the bone tissue stabilizing it will stay healthy. 

More Crown Benefits
Dental crowns protect your teeth, and that is important, but they also provide other benefits. For one, they look very attractive and realistic. Your New Braunfels dentist will check the color of your natural teeth to pick the shade that most closely matches for your crown. Dental crowns can also be used to close small gaps between the teeth, especially if they are caused by teeth that are too small. Getting a crown when the tooth structure starts to weaken will help you avoid tooth loss in the future.

Is a Crown Your Solution?
The current condition of your tooth will determine if a dental crown is the right solution for your smile. See a New Braunfels, TX, dentist soon for an exam by calling (830) 625-7322. Dr. Horacio Lucero or Dr. Fred Willard are committed to providing patients with convenient, quality dental care.