Are you worried about your teeth? Dental crowns are a great way to restore your teeth and make them look and feel amazing. A dental crown is a custom-made tooth that will match your natural teeth’ exact color and shape. The customization means that no one will even know that you have a dental crown in your mouth. Please schedule an appointment today with Summer Creek Dental, and let us get started on your dental crowns!
What are Dental Crowns?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” placed over a tooth to cover it entirely and restore its shape and size. A crown may also be placed to improve the tooth’s appearance or protect a weak tooth from breaking. Crowns are made of metal, porcelain, or ceramic. Dental crowns can serve as anchor points to dental bridges and cover a dental implant.
What are the Benefits of Dental Crowns?
There are many benefits of dental crowns. In addition to restoring your teeth, dental crowns can:
- Improve the appearance of your teeth
- Improve the function of your teeth
- Protect weak or damaged teeth
- Cover discolored or misshapen teeth
How Much Do Dental Crowns Cost?
The cost of dental crowns will vary depending on the extent of your dental damage and the type of crown you choose. Porcelain or ceramic crowns are typically more expensive than metal crowns. However, porcelain and ceramic crowns are also more realistic, and we can match the color of your natural teeth.
The best way to determine the cost of your dental crowns is to come in for a consultation in our dental facility in Humble, TX. After your evaluation, we’ll be able to estimate your costs accurately. We allow many forms of payment to ensure our affordable dental solutions are accessible to all our patients who need them. We also partner with CareCredit, a third-party dental financing organization.
How are Dental Crowns Installed?
The process will begin with a consultation with Dr. Tammie Thibodeaux, or Dr. Katherine Price. We will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums and take any necessary x-rays. The goal is to gain an in-depth understanding of your dental condition so we can make some great recommendations, which may include dental crowns.
We will start by ensuring you are comfortable in our Humble, TX, dental facility for the crown placement. We will answer any questions about the process until you’re ready to begin.
Once ready, we’ll prepare your tooth by removing any decayed or damaged tissue. Next, an impression will be made of your tooth so that the custom-made crown can be fabricated. We fabricate most crowns in our in-house lab. Our patients are able to return just a few short hours later and leave with their permanent crown(s) the same day! Sometimes, a crown(s) have to be sent to an outside lab, and in those cases, the patient will leave with a temporary and return 1-2 weeks later for the permanent restoration.
How to Care for Dental Crowns
While crowns are strong and durable, they require special care to keep them looking their best. Here are a few tips for caring for your dental crowns:
- Brush twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Be sure to brush gently, as too much pressure can damage the crown.
- Floss daily to remove plaque and food debris from around the crown.
- Avoid chewing hard foods, such as ice or hard candy, which can damage the crown.
- See your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings. Your dentist will also check to ensure the crown is functioning as expected.
- Wear an occlusal guard (often called a night guard), if one was recommend for you, to protect your crown and/or adjacent teeth from fracture and wear.
Following these simple tips will help you care for your dental crowns and keep them looking like new.
Dental Crowns in Humble, TX
You’ll be able to smile confidently, knowing that you have beautiful, healthy teeth. With our dental crowns, you can have the smile you’ve always wanted in Humble.
Please schedule an appointment today, and let us help you get started on restoring your smile.