If a damaged or decayed tooth is affecting the appearance of your smile and the health of your mouth, a dental crown is a solution. At Dental Renaissance in Plano, Texas, Kari Blankenship, DDS uses dental crowns to restore oral health and create beautiful smiles. Schedule a consultation with Dental Renaissance by phone or online to learn more about what a dental crown can do for you.
A crown is a prosthetic cap sealed over the top of your tooth. It’s designed from an impression of your mouth and extends all the way down to the gumline.
Because your crown is custom-built for the unique specifications of your mouth, it blends in seamlessly with the rest of your teeth. You won’t notice anything different once your crown is placed except for the improvements to your oral health and the appearance of your smile.
There are a few materials suitable for crowns, but Dental Renaissance prefers to use metal-free, porcelain crowns. Porcelain is a strong and durable material that can withstand a great deal of biting force, making it a good choice for teeth anywhere in your mouth.
Porcelain also looks similar to tooth enamel, both in color and translucency. Your dentist can shade-match your porcelain crown so that it looks just like the rest of your natural teeth.
Crowns are versatile, so your dentist might recommend a crown to:
Your dentist can also attach a crown to a dental implant as a tooth replacement option.
When you get a crown at Dental Renaissance, your dentist begins by preparing your tooth. This requires removing some enamel so that your crown can fit over your tooth and lay in line with the rest of your teeth.
Once your tooth is prepared, your dentist uses an iTero Element® digital scanner to take a detailed impression of your mouth. A dental laboratory uses the impression to fabricate your crown. You wear a temporary crown during this part of the process, which typically only takes a couple of weeks.
When the lab has finished making your permanent crown, you come back to Dental Renaissance to have it sealed in place. Once sealed, your crown feels and looks just like a natural tooth.
Schedule your dental crown visit with Dental Renaissance today by calling the office or booking with the online tool.