Dental decay and trauma can deal some serious damage to your teeth. But, in some cases, teeth are too damaged to repair with simple dental fillings. Fortunately, our dentists in Dallas, TX, can restore your teeth and smile with lifelike dental crowns.
At Lakewood Dental Group, Dr. Shaun Sigurdson and Dr. Mihir Patel can repair damaged teeth with realistic dental crowns made from durable, dental-grade ceramic. These restorations keep our patients’ mouths healthy so that they can keep speaking, chewing, and smiling with comfort and confidence.
What are dental crowns?
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped ceramic caps that Dr. Sigurdson and Dr. Patel can place on top of an injured tooth, which protects the tooth from further injury and restores its functionality. In the past, dental professionals used metal crowns to protect damaged teeth, but our Lakewood dentists use tooth-colored ceramic. This allows our patients to safely and seamlessly restore their smiles.
What are dental crowns used for?
While repairing dental damage is the primary function of dental crowns, our team can use these versatile restorations for a number of procedures, including:
- Covering a severely decayed tooth to stop the cavity from spreading to other teeth
- Protecting a cracked or fractured tooth from further damage
- Treating extreme tooth sensitivity
- Enclosing a tooth after root canal therapy
- Stabilizing other restorations, such as dental bridges
- Covering a dental implant
What are the advantages of dental crowns?
There are many advantages of dental crowns, including:
- Relieving pain and discomfort
- Quick and easy treatment
- Highly customizable
- Enhanced appearance
- Long lifespan
Relieving Pain and Discomfort
Teeth damaged by cavities, cracks, fractures, and worn enamel can be exceedingly sensitive to touch or temperature changes. When patients restore damaged teeth with ceramic dental crowns, they will notice an instant improvement in their pain and discomfort.
Quick and Easy Treatment
Dental crowns are a straightforward way for patients to repair injured teeth. Dr. Sigurdson and Dr. Patel will take digital impressions of a patient’s mouth, which we can use to create a dental crown that matches the color and shape of the patient’s natural teeth. Our team will then place a temporary crown on the affected tooth to protect it while patients are waiting for their final restoration.
Once the final restoration is complete, Dr. Sigurdson and Dr. Patel will prepare the affected tooth by removing a small amount of enamel and any damaged tissue. Then, we will use a strong dental cement to keep the crown fixed to the tooth. And, that’s it! Placing the final dental crown usually takes less than an hour to complete.
Dental professionals can personalize ceramic dental crowns to their patients’ specifications. This means that the final shape and color of a dental crown will match the patient’s surrounding teeth, their smile, and their overall appearance perfectly.
Damaged teeth can detract from patients’ smiles, making them afraid or embarrassed to smile freely. Dental crowns cover unsightly damage, which gives patients the freedom to smile with confidence.
When it comes to dental restorations, dental crowns have one of the longest lifespans. With proper care, most patients can enjoy their ceramic dental crowns for several decades.
Ask Us If Dental Crowns Are Right For You
If you need a skilled Lakewood dentist to help you repair damaged teeth, then schedule an appointment at Lakewood Dental Group today. Our team will help you restore your smile and improve your oral health with durable, ceramic dental crowns.
New and existing patients can schedule an appointment online here, or they can call our Dallas dental office at (214) 827-1885.