DENTAL CROWNS: AN OVERVIEW
Dr. William Huckin places dental crowns to meet the dental health needs of our Dallas, Texas patients. Dental crowns can serve many purposes in restorative dentistry, including repairing a damaged tooth or improving the appearance of your smile. They can also be used to support a dental bridge or top off a dental implant.
A dental crown is a porcelain topper that is adhered to an embedded post and serves as a new tooth. Crowns can last for many years as long as you continue to practice good oral hygiene habits. Dr. Huckin typically recommends dental crowns to patients with chipped, cracked, or damaged teeth, though they are also great for covering a discolored tooth as well.
DENTAL CROWNS: WHAT TO EXPECT
You should expect to visit our office a few times throughout the dental crown process. When it is determined that you will need a dental crown, Dr. Huckin will schedule a visit to prepare the affected tooth and take dental impressions. These dental impressions allow us to create the best possible crown for you and ensure a natural fit. A temporary crown is placed to protect the prepared tooth and provide normal function and aesthetics while your crown is made in our labs.
In about two weeks following the preparation appointment, your dental crown will be ready. We will then schedule a return visit to place the dental crown. Dr. Huckin will remove the temporary crown, carefully clean the affected area, and place the new dental crown on the tooth. Our team ensures that the crown fits comfortably and does not interfere with your bite before securing the crown with permanent dental cement.
If you have any questions regarding the dental crown process, our team is happy to answer them. Schedule an appointment today or contact our office at your earliest convenience.