Ideally, with thorough oral hygiene practices, healthy nutrition, and regular dental visits, none of us would require a dental crown. Nevertheless, a chipped tooth, a crack in a molar, or dental decay make crowns a very commonly requested procedure in general dentistry. Some of our patients opt to receive a crown for cosmetic reasons. If you are in search of a modern, friendly practice that offers dental crowns, choose Lovett Dental Heights.
Reasons You Might Need Dental Crowns
A dental crown is a restorative dental product that protects and enhances the appearance of the underlying tooth. Your dentist may recommend a dental crown for one of several reasons, including:
- Extensive tooth decay
- Your tooth has a large filling
- Filling has fractured
- You have had a root canal
- You want to improve the look of your smile
- Anchoring a porcelain bridge
Our dentists will help you determine whether our durable, high-quality crowns may be an appropriate solution for your dental needs. Beyond restoring and protecting your teeth, we will also help you care for your new crown to help it last as long as possible with minimal complications.
Available Types of Dental Crowns
Our team of dentists has thoroughly trained in providing a variety of different types of dental crown services. Crowns may be made from several different types of materials, including metal alloys, ceramics, porcelain, composite resin, or any combination of these materials. Most modern crowns are available in colors that match your natural tooth enamel. Your dentist will help you choose a material for your crown by evaluating the tooth’s location, the position of the gum tissue, and the amount of the tooth that shows when you smile. Your dentist will also ask your personal preferences when deciding on material. In addition to offering crowns made from a variety of materials, we also offer same-day crowns.
Perhaps you require extensive dental work and are seeking a highly-skilled dentist who works well with complex cases. The dentists at Lovett Dental Heights are highly esteemed and have extensive experience working with patients of all dental health backgrounds. While we offer each patient individualized care, the process of treating a tooth with a crown does not vary much from patient to patient overall.
Depending on whether you choose a same-day crown or the traditional process that requires two visits, your dentist will begin by preparing your tooth. Your dentist will remove the outer layer of enamel as well as any decay. If you require an additional tooth structure to support the crown, the dentist will build up the tooth’s core. Next, we will make impressions of your teeth from which we will have an exact model of your crown created. The dentist will complete your first visit by giving you a temporary crown while we wait for your new, custom crown to arrive from the lab. Once we receive your new crown, we will have you back in our office to make final adjustments and to permanently cement your new crown in place.
Dental Crowns at Lovett Dental Heights
If you believe you may require a dental crown, one of our knowledgeable dentists will examine your teeth and gums and present you with the best treatment options. Our team will go the extra mile to make you feel comfortable, cared for, and well-informed about our approach to taking care of your teeth. In addition to providing restorative dentistry services, our services also include:
- General dentistry services for the whole family
- Orthodontics for teeth straightening
- Periodontics to treat gum disease
- Endodontics to restore your oral health
- Cosmetic dentistry to upgrade your smile
We want to be your trusted dentist. So, we will work hard to live up to our renowned reputation. Contact Lovett Dental Heights at 832.780.4573 to schedule your appointment with our friendly, talented team.