Because we believe everyone deserves a healthy, confident smile, our Handley Dental team only wants the best for our patients. When decay and damage affect your teeth, it frequently results in excruciating toothaches and worsening situations. But with personalized dental crowns, our team can quickly improve your smile and oral health. If you are looking for Cypress dental crowns, come to Handley Dental.
What are Dental Crowns?
Crowns are a cosmetic restoration used to strengthen a tooth or improve its shape. We often use crowns for broken or worn down teeth or teeth partially destroyed by tooth decay. Dental crowns are a long-lasting restoration for a tooth that needs complete coverage or protection due to decay or is in danger of being damaged or broken: they cover the entire tooth. It can be made of various materials, including porcelain, which has the most natural appearance in the mouth.
Compared to outdated, unattractive metal crowns, porcelain crowns look more natural. With antiquated technology, crowns were constructed with a metal foundation; many dentists still utilize them. However, thanks to all-porcelain crowns, you can maintain your smile with teeth that look entirely natural. You can have healthy teeth without losing your beautiful looks with an all-porcelain crown from Drs. Handley and Chang.
Some porcelain crowns rely on a metal infrastructure for strength to provide tooth protection. With today’s technology, it’s now possible to have the power of metal in a more natural and undetectable all-porcelain metal-free crown.
What can Dental Crowns Correct?
We utilize dental crowns frequently. That’s partly because they are highly adaptable restorations that can improve your smile in various ways. We can use a dental crown to treat a tooth that is:
- Severely Decayed
Dental Crown Process
The dental crown procedure typically takes two dental visits. The dental crown process begins with a consultation with Dr. Handley or Dr. Chang to discuss the best course of treatment. During the first visit, we will take x-rays. Once we determine that dental crowns are the best option, the next step is to prepare the teeth. Preparing the tooth involves removing any existing damage and shaping the teeth to support the dental crowns. Next, we will take impressions of the teeth and use them to create custom-made dental crowns.
During the second dental visit, we will remove the temporary dental crown and check to make sure that the permanent dental crown fits properly. Once the crown is ready, we will attach it to your tooth using a dental adhesive. The result is a natural-looking and durable restoration that can help to improve both the function and appearance of your teeth.
Caring for Your Dental Crown
Once the crown is in place, maintain proper dental care. While a crown restores a tooth and bolsters its defenses against wear and tear, no tooth is indestructible. However, a quality crown can last almost a decade with proper care. In addition, be wary of other behaviors that might damage the dental crown, such as jaw clenching, bruxism (teeth grinding), and eating hard, brittle foods.
Is Getting a Crown Painful?
Due to anesthesia and sedation, getting a crown is not painful; the worst you may experience is minor discomfort. The advantages vastly outweigh the disadvantages!
How Durable are Crowns?
While today’s crowns are very durable, nothing can match the tensile strength of a natural tooth. Crowns typically need to be replaced after ten years. The placement of a crown in your mouth also affects how long it lasts.
Cypress Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are one of the essential restorations we offer. A crown can save a broken or decayed tooth by holding it together & protecting it from further damage. However, a dental crown is an excellent way to cover discolored or poorly shaped teeth or a dental implant. A crown can make your tooth stronger & improve its appearance. If you require a dental crown, reserve an appointment today.