By Conroe Family Dentistry
May 28, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures

Tooth fractures, breaks and cracks may put your smile at risk. Fortunately, your dentists, Drs. Logan Wood and Radley Robins of Conroe Family Dentistry in Conroe, TX, can help protect your damaged teeth with dental crowns.

What are dental crowns?

A dental crown is created from an impression of your mouth and looks just like a tooth minus its roots. The hollow design allows the crown to slip over your tooth, covering it completely. Before you receive a crown, your tooth will be reduced in size slightly to accommodate the restoration.

Crowns are made of materials that look just like tooth enamel, including porcelain, ceramic, resin, and porcelain-fused-to-metal. These materials are not only attractive but durable enough to withstand years of wear-and-tear.

We are able to do crowns in a day, so you'll only need to schedule a single visit with our Conroe dental office if you are going to receive a dental crown. How does this restoration work? It's simple and technological all at the same time. We take impressions of the tooth and surrounding hard and soft oral tissues.

Your crown is designed and manufactured right in the office. The crown is fashioned from a single piece of tooth-colored ceramic.

After shaping your tooth to receive the crown, the dentist uses a light-activated cement to bond the crown in place. The crown replicates your old tooth but is strong, naturally-colored and perfectly shaped to bite and blend in with its neighbors.

When are crowns needed?

Crowns protect teeth that are cracked, brittle, or fragile, preventing them from breaking. They're also used to strengthen teeth weakened by large fillings or root canal therapy. Your crown absorbs biting forces generated when you chew, protecting your damaged tooth.

You may also need a crown if a tooth breaks or fractures. Broken teeth are certainly very noticeable, but the change in your appearance isn't the only issue. The exposed edges of your teeth can be very painful unless they're covered by a crown. Those edges may also cut your mouth, gums, tongue, and lips when you chew.

Crowns restore the normal shape, height, and width of your tooth, enhancing your appearance and improving your chewing and biting ability. They're available in many common tooth shades to ensure that your new restoration looks completely natural in your mouth.

Concerned?

Safeguard your smile with dental crowns! Call your dentists in Conroe, TX, Drs. Wood and Robins of Conroe Family Dentistry, at (936) 539-2211 to schedule your appointment.

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