If you are missing teeth, or have teeth that have become damaged because of injury or decay, dental crowns placed at our Keller, Texas office can help you enjoy a complete, balanced smile once again. Our custom-made crowns can cover an existing tooth or be attached to a dental implant. Dr. Rupal Davé takes careful measures to craft a crown that will restore balance to your bite and, whenever possible, preserve the existing healthy structure of a damaged tooth. Crowns are available in a variety of materials, such as natural-looking porcelain and durable metal alloy, each of which offers its own unique benefits. To learn more about how dental crowns placed at our Keller office can help you enjoy improved dental health, please contact us today.
Kinds of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are commonly made of porcelain or metal alloy, or porcelain-on-metal. Each material offers its own unique advantages. Porcelain crowns are a popular choice for restoring front teeth, because they look the most natural. Metal crowns are often chosen to restore back teeth, because they are very durable and can withstand intensive chewing. Porcelain-on-metal crowns are durable and natural looking, though they do reveal a bit of the underlying metal just above the gum line. Discussing your needs and concerns with Dr. Rupal Davé is the best way to determine which type of dental crown placed at our Keller office is best for you.
Placing Dental Crowns
If you wish to restore a broken or decayed tooth, the process of receiving a dental crown begins with the removal of the damaged portions of the tooth. This procedure is performed under general anesthesia to ensure your comfort. Following treatment, a digital impression of your teeth will be sent to an offsite laboratory, where technicians will use it to create your custom restoration. Creating a custom crown generally takes about two weeks. In the meantime, the dentist will place a temporary crown over the tooth. When you return to our office for your permanent crown, the dentist will secure it to your natural tooth using a special adhesive.
Whether you receive a porcelain or metal crown, Dr. Rupal Davé will check your bite several times to ensure your teeth meet properly when you close your jaws. If needed, she will make alterations to the crown to ensure a proper bite.
Caring for Dental Crowns
It is important to know that dental crowns do not last forever. With proper care, you can expect them to last up to seven years or more. To help ensure that your crown provides you with the maximum amount of satisfaction, it is important to avoid eating overly sticky foods that may cause it to become dislodged. You must also alter your flossing technique near the crown so that floss is pulled from back to front between teeth, rather than up and down, to avoid pulling the tooth from its anchor. Should you happen to dislodge your crown, simply call our office and we will schedule the soonest possible appointment to replace it.
Learn More about Dental Crowns
If you wish to learn more about dental crowns, contact our Keller office today. Dr. Rupal Davé is passionate about helping each of her patients choose the treatment that will deliver the best possible results.