Dr. Truong-Mai’s patients who need dental crowns in Garland TX have multiple options. You will receive individualized treatment during your appointment, during which we help you select the best material for your crown. We offer durable metal crowns, which work best for molars. If you require crowns on your front teeth, you may benefit from all-porcelain dental crowns. The translucent porcelain crowns closely resemble your natural teeth, making them a popular choice. If you have a metal allergy, you will appreciate this hypoallergenic option. A third type of crown, PFM crowns, fuse porcelain to metal to provide the durability of metal with the aesthetic appeal of porcelain.
What Happens When You Get a Dental Crown?
At your appointment, Dr. Vi Truong-Mai will examine your teeth to determine the extent of damage. If enough of your natural tooth remains, you may be a good candidate for a dental crown. In most cases, we install your crown in only two visits, allowing you to return to work or school as quickly as possible. During the first visit, we cap the affected tooth with a temporary crown, which protects your teeth until your second visit. At your second appointment, you receive a permanent crown. Dr. Truong-Mai ensures that the new crown does not interfere with your bite, so your freshly crowned tooth looks and feels similar to your natural teeth.
How Do Dental Crowns Affect Your Diet?
Until you receive your permanent crown, you must avoid certain foods that could cause damage. Sweet, sticky foods, such as gum or chewy candies, will dislodge your temporary crown. Hard, crunchy foods can crack the temporary crown. Do not eat nuts, hard candies, or crisp, raw vegetables during this time. Although very hot and cold foods are not likely to damage your crown, you may experience sensitivity to extreme temperatures. If you normally drink hot coffee or eat soups, for example, you should be careful the first time you enjoy them following your appointment. This sensitivity occurs more frequently with patients whose gums have receded.
After we place your permanent crown, consuming sugary foods and beverages will not damage your crown. However, understand that a dental crown does not make your teeth invincible. Poor hygiene and sugary, starchy foods still pose the same threats to your oral health. Mai Dentistry recommends regular dental cleanings and examinations. If you experience difficulties with either your temporary or permanent crown, contact our office as soon as possible. We offer emergency dentistry services and can assist you with loose or broken dental crowns.
Questions about dental crowns in Garland, TX? For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call our Garland office at 972-530-0552. We offer services to cover all aspects of your family’s oral health, including cosmetic procedures, restorative therapy, and preventive measures. Our staff proudly serves patients living in Plano, Richardson, Wylie, Allen, Dallas, and the surrounding areas.