About Dental Crowns
To repair and protect cracked teeth, yellowing enamel, substantial decay, and more concerns, dental crowns go over the whole tooth. At Highland Dental Care and Orthodontics in Pearland, TX, crowns (also called caps) are sturdy, long-lasting covers that fit securely on top of the visible portion of the tooth for patients where dental decay is too big to be healed with a composite-resin filling or if the patient's tooth is cracked and requires a shield. Crowns may also be added to cover an off-color tooth as well as to increase the stability to a bridge. Crowns by our dentists at Highland Dental Care and Orthodontics may be metal, porcelain, or ceramic, based on the placement of the crown. The back teeth generally need the added durability of metal, whereas the social teeth look more attractive with ceramic or porcelain crowns that are shaded to blend with the patient's natural teeth.
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What to Expect
To craft a customized crown, our dentists initially prep the tooth by taking off a slim layer of enamel before taking dental X-rays and physical impressions of the tooth that will be delivered to a dental lab. A temporary cap will be placed over the tooth while the permanent, custom crown is being made. Once the permanent, custom crown is returned to Highland Dental Care and Orthodontics in Pearland, TX, our dentists will expertly fit and set the crown over the tooth. Our dentists can modify the cap for a more comfortable fit.
Some patients can have short-term soreness or heightened tooth sensitivity, however most patients don't experience any discomfort once the cap is placed. With correct at-home care and recommended dental cleanings and exams, a dental crown can remain in place for at least ten years, based on the material and placement of the cap. It is possible that a cavity or infection can develop in the tooth under the crown, which usually requires a root canal therapy or another procedure.
When the dental crown is deemed necessary for the patient's health, dental insurance policies may pay some or most of the expenses, so our office staff at Highland Dental Care and Orthodontics in Pearland, TX will consult with the insurance company to calculate their coverage as well as the patient's personal expenses. Estimated expenses, payment methods, and financing options are accepted in our office in Pearland, TX and can be explained at the patient's consultation with our dentists.
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Strengthen and Protect
A crown is placed to shield a broken or decayed tooth, or to mask a discoloration or cosmetic flaw. To improve the look or strength of a tooth, schedule an appointment with our dentists at Highland Dental Care and Orthodontics in Pearland, TX and decide if a crown is a good option for your needs.