When a tooth is chipped, or develops a fracture, then you need a restoration. Instead of just a simple filling, you may benefit from a more substantial (but also lifelike in many cases) restoration. Dental crowns can be used to completely reshape a tooth and address a number of serious complications and damages. Would you like to learn more about dental crowns?
5 Facts About Dental Crowns
- We make them from a variety of materials: For the teeth near the front of the mouth, we use all porcelain. These are the most lifelike and blend seamlessly with the smile. The teeth in the back and sides have to endure greater bite forces. For these, we may recommend metal or possibly porcelain-fused-to-metal (for a more natural looking appearance).
- They can be used to address cosmetic issues: We can place a crown to reshape the tooth and to mask permanent discoloration, improving the overall esthetics of the tooth.
- We can fix cracks and infections: If a tooth is fractured or infected, a root canal will be necessary. Following the treatment, we place one to protect the tooth and to ensure the tot contuse to look esthetically-pleasing.
- They can last decades: With proper care and attention your restoration can last for many years. You should brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day. Doing so helps protect the tooth from periodontal issues and plaque buildup, aiding in the preservation of your restoration.
- They can aid in tooth replacement: We can also use them to help replace lost teeth. For example, crowns can anchor a dental bridge into place. In addition, we can use them to restore a single tooth dental implant. If you have any questions or concerns about our restorations, then simply give our team a call. We want to help return your tooth to full function and health.
Interested in Receiving a Dental Crown?
At Vi Mai-Truong, DDS, we can restore your tooth with a lifelike and custom-made dental crown. For our patients who don’t speak English, our office is fluent in both Spanish and Vietnamese. To schedule an appointment, call our Garland, TX office today at (972) 530-0552.