Garden Oaks Dental
Dentists located in Houston, TX
Are you hiding your smile because of a broken or discolored tooth? The team at Garden Oaks Dental in Houston, Texas, can improve the look and shape of your tooth with porcelain crowns so you walk out of the office smiling from ear to ear. For more information about dental crowns, call the office to schedule an appointment or use the online booking agent.
Crowns Q & A
What is a crown?
A crown is a cover, or cap, for your tooth that helps restore shape, appearance, and function. While crowns can be made of metal, the team at Garden Oaks Dental offers porcelain crowns to better match the color of your natural teeth and improve the look of your smile.
What types of conditions can a crown fix?
Crowns are recommended to fix a number of conditions, including to:
- Fix broken or cracked teeth
- Replace a large filling
- Cover a discolored or misshapen tooth
- Cap a tooth after a root canal
The team at Garden Oaks Dental may recommend crowns to cover a dental implant or as an attachment for a dental bridge. Crowns can also be used to cover a weak tooth to prevent fracturing.
How do you place a crown?
The team at Garden Oaks Dental may need at least two visits for placement of your crown. After an examination of your mouth, the team first determines if a crown is the best choice.
Once they determine your tooth is a good candidate for a crown, the team at Garden Oaks Dental prepares your tooth for crown placement. Then they make a mold of your tooth and place a temporary crown while your customized porcelain crown is created.
At your second visit, the team removes your temporary crown, inspects your tooth, and prepares the area for your permanent crown, which they then cement in place with special dental glue.
The dental team may take some time after placement of your crown to check your bite and make minor adjustments for a better fit.
What happens after crown placement?
While the crown is designed to fit your mouth, it may take some time for you to get used to your new bite. But with good oral care, which includes daily brushing and flossing and regular follow-ups at Garden Oaks Dental, your crown can last years.
To prevent your crown from breaking or coming loose, the team at Garden Oaks Dental recommends you avoid chewing on ice, popcorn kernels, and hard candy.
If you’re hiding your smile because you don’t like the look of a tooth, call the office or book an appointment online for an evaluation to see if a crown may solve your problem.