While all our Katy patients would rather walk out of the dentist office with a clean bill of health, large cavities that require dental crowns might be discovered. Dental crowns are bonded to an existing tooth to help restore oral health and to help improve the appearance of your smile.
At Sealy Dental Center in Katy, we often recommend a dental crown to patients whose teeth don’t have enough healthy enamel to support a filling or to top off a dental implant. This specialized tooth cap is much larger than a filling and is put into place to repair the entire tooth.
What Is A Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” made of porcelain that is placed over a tooth to help restore its shape, strength, and size. A dental crown helps recreate the appearance and function of a tooth damaged by decay or trauma.
The tooth crown replaces the external portion of the tooth down to the gums in order to help preserve the appearance of the patient’s smile. Our Katy dental team may recommend a crown to:
- Cover a dental implant
- Restore a broken or worn tooth
- Protect a tooth that has been weakened from decay from breaking
- Hold a dental bridge in place
- Cover a misshapen or discolored tooth
- Support a tooth with a large filling
- Reinforce a tooth treated using root canal therapy
Is A Dental Crown The Right Choice For Me?
Most people are ideal candidates for a dental crown. This dental procedure can improve the appearance of a damaged tooth while also restoring the tooth’s natural function. After a dental crown is placed, most patients are able to chew without pain and smile with confidence.
How Long Will A Crown Last?
Most tooth crowns last between 5 and 15 years depending on the wear and tear and if a patient takes care of the crown with regular brushing and flossing. A crown should be treated just like your natural teeth, so regular cleanings and checkups at Sealy Dental Center in Katy are important!
Schedule Your Consultation With Sealy Dental Center in Katy Today!
If you want to know if a dental crown could relieve your pain and help you smile with confidence again, give us a call. We’re always happy to answer questions you have about crowns or any of the other services we offer.
A consultation with Dr. Wurtzbacher is the perfect way to answer all of your questions and determine if a dental crown is right for you!