When one tooth is worn down or damaged, it may be saved with a crown. Sometimes called a cap, dental crowns are made custom to cover the needed tooth and colored to blend with your natural teeth for an attractive finish. At Randall Dentistry in Dallas, TX, a crown can treat a large area of decay, strengthen a damaged tooth, hold together a crack, or mask discoloration. Experienced dentist Dr. Drew Randall creates all-ceramic and all-porcelain dental crowns based upon your specific requirements. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Randall to find out how a crown may repair or strengthen a damaged tooth while also boosting the total health of your mouth.
Crowns may be wanted or needed in several different ways. They may be placed to cover a weak, decaying tooth to prevent it from chipping or it may hold together a cracked tooth. Dental crowns may also fix a loose or worn-down tooth. They may be used to strengthen a tooth with a lot of decay that will not take a tooth-colored filling, serve as part of a dental bridge, or mask discolored or misshapen teeth. Crowns may be glued over your tooth or connected by an implant. The crown's material is selected with consideration to where it is being placed. Ceramic or porcelain crowns are better for the visible teeth and customized to match the color, shape, and size of your teeth. At your consultation, Dr. Randall will discuss your choices and help you choose the best dental crown for your needs.
What To Expect
During your consultation, Dr. Randall will get dental impressions so your crown can be made to fit your tooth. In some cases, a temporary dental crown may be used to cover your tooth as your permanent crown is being crafted. As soon as your dental crown is made, the treatment area will be given a local numbing anesthetic. More sedation techniques may be used if you have dental anxieties or fears. When the anesthesia has taken effect, Dr. Randall will prep your tooth by cleaning away debris and decay, then lightly file the enamel to create space for your dental crown. Your dental crown can be either glued to your tooth or connected to an implant. Once set, Dr. Randall can adjust the crown's fit so it is comfortable.
Unless sedation was used, you will be able to leave our office once the procedure is done and get back to your day. Dr. Randall or a member of his team will discuss how to care for your crown, including any foods that should be avoided and cleaning. During your annual exams at Randall Dentistry, Dr. Randall will evaluate your dental crown and adjust it to keep it comfortable. He will determine when your crown should be replaced; however, with good care, it may last for several years. If you have any issues with your crown (if it falls out or is loose), call our office right away. Do not try to repair it or reattach it because this may cause an infection or a bad fit.
Based on your dental insurance, part of your costs may be paid for by your provider. Once a member of our team talks to your insurance, we will be able to better calculate your personal costs. At your consultation, Dr. Randall will help you choose the best crown material that suits your needs and budget. He can also discuss payment methods along with financing to help make your procedure affordable.
Custom Dental Crowns
A damaged or missing tooth may be treated with a dental crown at Randall Dentistry. Talk to Dr. Randall about how a dental crown can shield your tooth from continued harm and help to keep your mouth healthy. Offering different materials for your needs, a custom crown can blend with your teeth to keep your smile beautiful. Contact our team in Dallas, TX to make an appointment with experienced dentist Dr. Randall.