Dental Crowns – Katy, TX
Repair the Function and Beauty of Your Smile
Restoring your injured smile may not seem like a necessity if it isn’t causing you pain. However, if you wait to fix damaged teeth, it could cause even more serious problems down the road. At The Dental People, we offer a variety of restorative options that look nearly indistinguishable from your natural teeth including dental crowns. We don’t want our patients to have to choose between their oral health and their aesthetically-pleasing grin. With the treatment of one of our three highly skilled and trained dentists, we can improve the function and look of your mouth in just two visits.
Why Choose The Dental People For Dental Crowns?
- Convenient Extended Hours
- Dental Emergencies Welcome
- State-of-the-Art Dental Technology
What are Dental Crowns?
At The Dental People, we utilize high-quality materials to create custom-fitted crowns that are durable and strong. These are caps that we place to cover and protect a damaged tooth. It acts to restore its shape, size, and strength. Crowns are permanently cemented to the existing visible portion of your natural tooth above your gumline. They can be made from a variety of materials, but the most popular is dental porcelain because it’s natural-looking and long-lasting.
Do I Need a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns can be used to tackle a variety of problems. Depending on what material they’re made from, they offer several benefits for patients who are looking to improve their oral health. A dental crown may be needed for any of the following reasons:
- To protect a weakened tooth and hold it together.
- To restore the strength of a worn-down tooth from problems such as bruxism.
- To provide added support to a tooth with a large filling.
- To anchor a dental bridge.
- To conceal severe discoloration or misshapen teeth.
- To repair a tooth after root canal therapy.
The best way to learn whether you need to restore your smile with a crown is to schedule a consultation with us. We’ll be able to check the state of your oral health and give you the information you need to make a well-informed decision.
What’s The Process of Getting a Dental Crown?
At The Dental People, we can repair your damaged teeth in two visits. During the first appointment, we will examine your tooth, take X-rays if necessary, and determine whether or not you need any additional treatment such as root canal therapy. We’ll prepare your tooth so that it can support your custom-crafted crown when it arrives. After reshaping it, we’ll make an impression to send off to our dental laboratory to craft your restoration to our specifications. We’ll also match the shade of your natural teeth with a guide to ensure that the crown will be practically indistinguishable from the rest of your smile.
Once your crown arrives, we’ll call you in for your second appointment. We’ll remove the temporary restoration and check to make sure the permanent one is the proper color and fit. Once we determine everything looks great, we’ll permanently place it using special dental cement.
How Can You Care For Your Dental Crown?
Teeth with crowns on them typically don’t require any special care. All you’ll need to do is continue your oral hygiene practices by brushing twice each day and flossing at least once a day. Be sure to pay extra attention to the area of your mouth where your damaged tooth is located.
If you find that your restoration is damaged or missing, contact us immediately. The longer that your tooth is left unprotected, the higher the chance of it getting infected. At The Dental People, we welcome dental emergencies and even offer extended hours, so we can work with your schedule to make sure you get the treatment you need!