A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface, restoring it to its original shape and size.
Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored) are the most popular. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.
Here at Haslet Dentist, our dentist’s primary concern, like yours, is keeping your teeth healthy and your smile bright. If your dentist recommends a crown, it’s most likely to correct one of the following conditions:
Reasons to Crown a Tooth
- Cosmetic enhancement
- Decayed teeth
- Fractured fillings
- Large fillings
- Tooth has a root canal
- Cover dental Implants.
What does getting a crown involve?
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown.
A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately three weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.
While the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shape the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.
At your second appointment your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate. It will then be permanantly cemented onto your tooth.
You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.
A dental crown is a common procedure at a dentist’s office. Haslet Dentist uses very high quality materials and instruments to make sure an accurate, custom crown is made for you. At Haslet Dentist, we even warranty our crowns for up to 5 years. You can rest easy knowing your crown will be replaced during that time if something were to happen to it. We want you to feel comfortable with our work and confident that the treatment you receive at our dental office will last for many years to come.
Click here to check out our Warranty page for more details on what else we warranty and the things we do to show our loyalty to our patients and the quality treatment we provide them.