Dental Crown An Overview
Dental crowns are a natural looking dental restoration that can be used to support a natural tooth, correct a cosmetic blemish, or as part of a dental implant to replace a missing tooth.
Dental crowns are highly versatile and custom made to blend seamlessly with existing teeth for a natural and beautiful smile. Dental crowns are highly durable and are designed as a permanent dental restoration with cosmetic benefits.
Uses for Dental Crowns
Dental crowns can be used to treat a range of dental concerns and play an important role in the long term maintenance of a functional smile. From tooth discoloration to missing teeth, dental crowns are a natural, comfortable and aesthetic option for stabilizing your oral health and the function of the bite. A dental crown may be recommended to address:
- Gaps in teeth
- Replace missing tooth with dental implant
- Discolored teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Secure a tooth after a root canal
Houston, TX dentist Dr. Eddie Pruitt has advanced training and over 35 years of experience in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Using dental crowns, Dr. Pruitt can help patients restore the function and aesthetics of their smile to support long term dental health.
Dental Crown What to Expect
Dental crowns are custom designed and fabricated to fit the individual cosmetic and oral health needs of each patient. Treatment will vary depending on the use of the dental crown. Dr. Pruitt will help patients build a comprehensive treatment plan through an extensive oral health exam and a personal consultation.
- Implant Secured Dental Crown: For patients with a missing tooth, a dental crown can be secured to a dental implant. The dental implant is a small titanium screw that will be surgically implanted in to the jaw bone at the site of the missing tooth. Once healed, the dental crown will be designed to blend seamlessly with the natural smile and permanently secured to the implant.
- Dental Crown for Root Canal: Root canal treatment is commonly used to remove an infection of the root canal. Once the infected tissue is properly removed and the tooth is clean, Dr. Pruitt often recommends patients cap the tooth with a dental crown. The dental crown will look and function like a natural tooth and help to support the integrity of the natural tooth.
- Cosmetic Dental Crown: Patients who are dissatisfied with a discolored tooth, misshapen tooth, or a broken or chipped tooth may consider a dental crown. Dr. Pruitt will remove some the natural tooth structure to make room for the dental crown. The custom designed crown will then be permanently bonded to the prepared tooth for a stable and natural looking smile.