You have a cracked tooth, or maybe a very large cavity. It’s too much for a filling, but you don’t want to lose your tooth. Fortunately, there is a dental restoration designed for just such a situation – the dental crown. Dr. Lakshay Sharma offers a variety of dental crown options at Elite Smiles of Pflugerville.
Dental crowns are essentially porcelain teeth, which are hollow in the middle. They fit over natural teeth, restoring oral health, functionality, and aesthetics. The root and core tooth structure remains intact, but it is encased in a thick layer of high-strength material, usually porcelain. This type of restoration is sometimes called a tooth cap.
At Elite Smiles of Pflugerville, we understand the embarrassment and lack of use of missing or damaged teeth. We provide dental crowns as an option for Pflugerville, TX patients who are looking to gain many benefits from their appointment, such as:
Pflugerville, TX individuals might benefit from having a crown placed in order to treat a variety of oral health conditions and restore function and cosmetic appeal to a tooth. The most prevalent reasons for needing a crown procedure are as follows:
The idea of crowning teeth is not new. It is a tried-and-true technique, which has been successfully used by generations of dentists. That is not to say advances in modern dentistry have passed by the simple crown. In truth, today’s dental crowns are better than ever, with lifelike appearance and superb longevity. Additionally, modern high-tech instruments facilitate exacting precision for an ideal fit with maximum preservation of tooth structure.
Uses of dental crowns include:
A standard dental crown usually takes two appointments, a couple of weeks apart.
A dental crown placed can repair several dental issues, including teeth that are cracked, decayed, worn down, chipped, discolored, broken, or misshapen.
Yes, they do. We offer a variety of dental crowns that are made from materials that look identical to natural tooth enamel. That means that when your crown is finished, nobody will know you have a new crown, unless you tell them.
No, most patients don't find getting a dental crown painful. With Dr. Sharma's experienced hand and a variety of anesthetic options offered, having a dental crown placed at Elite Smiles of Pflugerville can be done with little to no discomfort.
How long a dental crown lasts will depend on a number of factors, including which tooth was treated, oral health, and the type of crown used. Most patients can expect a dental crown to last up to 10 years or longer before it may need to be replaced. Regular brushing and flossing, in addition to regular dental checkups can help extend the life of your new dental crown.