How Dental Crowns Can Restore Your Smile

Houston, TX dentist offers crowns to restore smiles

If you have harmed one of your teeth, it can cause discomfort and sensitivity. It is important to have this problem treated as soon as possible so that the injury does not worsen or cause more severe problems. Healthy Smiles in Houston, TX, can help you restore a broken tooth with the help of a dental crown. This restoration can look natural and bring back function to this structure.

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If You Have Harmed A Tooth

Dental crowns may be used to restore your tooth after a variety of problems. One problem may be caused by bruxism. When you chronically grind your teeth, it can cause them to wear down excessively. This can cause sensitivity and discomfort. After having the problem treated with the help of an oral appliance, your pearly whites can be restored with a crown. A fractured or chipped tooth may also require treatment. It is important to have your tooth looked at if it has been harmed to prevent further damage or infection. If you are replacing missing teeth with a bridge, a cap may be placed on the supporting teeth before this prosthetic is replaced.

How Are Crowns Made

Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that can cover the injured area. They can help maintain the function of your smile and protect the area from further harm. They can be made of several different materials depending on your personal needs and where they will be placed. For visible teeth, porcelain may be used. This can blend in with your natural smile. There is also the option for porcelain-fused-to-metal caps. The metal makes the cap more durable, and the porcelain outside allows it to be lifelike in appearance.

To receive your dental crown, your dentist will take impressions of the structure. Then, the piece will be created in a lab. Once it is ready, your dentist will check to make sure that it fits correctly. A small amount of your tooth may need to be reshaped to allow the cap to fit. It will be bonded in place and should last for several years with proper care.

Caring For Your Restoration

It is important to keep up with your oral hygiene routine after having this restoration done. While the cap can provide extra support and protection to the injured tooth, it does not prevent decay or gum disease. Make sure to continue your daily oral hygiene routine and visit your dentist every six months for a checkup. You may need to avoid eating some hard or crunchy foods to avoid chipping. If it is chipped or broken, visit your dentist to have it repaired or replaced.

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Call Healthy Smiles in Houston, TX, at (281) 974-4494 to talk to our team about your restoration options.

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