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Dental Crowns – Rowlett, TX

Custom-Made Smile Repair

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Our team here at Rowlett Dental Associates can give new life to damaged teeth with all-ceramic dental crowns. Damaged and severely worn teeth jeopardize oral health. Not to mention, it’s not exactly comfortable. Acute pain, tooth fractures, and possible tooth loss can occur if a structurally unsound tooth remains untreated. A dental crown restores the function and comfort of an injured tooth and looks completely natural. Contact us today to get started on your custom-made smile repair!

What Are Dental Crowns?

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A dental crown in Rowlett is a personalized “cap” that is made to completely cover the visible section of a tooth. While crowns used to be made of metals like silver, we use ceramic to make your restoration mimic the rest of your beautiful smile.

Your dental crown will be meticulously designed by one of our dentists, then fabricated in a lab by a craftsperson skilled in creating custom dental restorations. We only use labs that adhere to the highest standards of quality and workmanship. The material used to create our dental crowns looks and feels just like real tooth enamel. Personalized crowns blend seamlessly with existing teeth and restore strength for lasting protection.

Do I Need a Dental Crown?

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As a versatile restoration, we may recommend a dental crown for a tooth that is:

  • Worn down by bruxism (teeth grinding) or the wear and tear of everyday activities
  • Cracked or broken
  • Decayed and can’t be restored with a filling
  • Damaged structurally
  • Severely discolored or misshapen

Benefits of Dental Crowns

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By repairing a damaged tooth, you’re preserving your natural smile for much longer. Ceramic dental crowns are just as durable as their metal counterparts, allowing you to chew all of your favorite foods with ease. Plus, each crown is customized to blend in with the surrounding teeth. Unlike with metal crowns, no one should even notice if you have a tooth-colored crown. You’ll be able to smile with complete confidence knowing that your smile is bright and healthy!

Caring for Your Dental Crown

Once we’ve placed your dental crown, we’ll provide you with some aftercare instructions to help it last as long as possible. The good news is that taking care of a crown is quite similar to caring for any other tooth. Make sure that you:

  • Brush twice a day for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste.
  • Floss every day.
  • Rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash on a regular basis.
  • Avoid chewing anything particularly hard or sticky with your crowned tooth.
  • Visit our Rowlett dental office for a routine checkup and cleaning every six months.

Dental Crown FAQs

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Do you have questions about getting a dental crown in Rowlett? We want you to feel confident and comfortable in the fact that you’re making the best decision for your oral health, which is why we’ve answered some of the most common questions that we receive from our patients about dental crowns below. If you don’t see the information you were looking for, don’t hesitate to call our office!

What materials can dental crowns be made from?

Dental crowns can be made from a wide array of materials, including different metals, porcelain, resin, and even zirconia. It’s hard to say which material is the “best” to have your crown made from, because depending on your unique needs, each offers its own, unique set of benefits. While metal crowns are incredibly durable and long-lasting, they stick out like a sore-thumb in your mouth and can result in dental sensitivity. Many patients choose to have their restorations crafted from more aesthetically-pleasing options, like ceramic.

How long do dental crowns last?

With routine at-home oral hygiene paired with semi-annual checkups and cleanings with your dentist in Rowlett, your dental crown can last for between five and 15 years, depending on what you choose to have the restoration made from. If you’d like additional tips and tricks to help maintain your crown, don’t hesitate to ask our team.  

What steps are involved when preparing a tooth for a dental crown?

Before we can place a crown on a tooth, we’ll need to prepare it. To accommodate for the thickness of the crown, we’ll need to remove a small portion of the damaged tooth’s enamel. This will allow the restorations to flawlessly blend in with your surrounding, natural teeth and provide a tight seal over the tooth for added protection.

How should I care for my temporary crown?

Temporary crowns are not as durable or strong as the permanent crown that you’ll receive, so you will need to be careful while it’s on your tooth. Here are a few precautions to take to make sure that your temporary crown doesn’t become damaged or break:

  • Avoid any sticky and chewy foods that could potentially pull the crown off of your tooth.
  • Try not to use the side of the mouth where your temporary crown is, and instead, shift to chewing on the opposite side.
  • Try not to chew hard foods, like fresh vegetables and crusty breads that could dislodge or damage your temporary crown.
  • Instead of lifting up when you’re flossing, try to slide the floss out from between your teeth so it won’t accidentally catch on the crown and pull it off.

If you experience any issues with your temporary crown, don’t hesitate to reach out to our office.

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