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Dental crowns protect damaged teeth. These customized caps fit over broken or decayed teeth, adding strength and reducing or eliminating oversensitivity. Crowns are among the most common dental restorations, and getting one can improve your oral health and mouth function. Michelle Hwang, DDS, and her team at Smile for Miles Dental specialize in custom-fitted crowns for people of all ages. Call the Colleyville, Texas, office today or book an appointment online.
Dental crowns are custom-molded caps that fit over your natural teeth. A crown covers the entire tooth, from your gum line up.
Crowns can be made of resin, ceramic, or metal alloys. Resin and ceramic crowns are tooth-colored, making them a good choice for teeth near the front of your mouth. Crowns at the back of your mouth can be made from metal since it’s a highly durable choice for molars.
Crowns are a popular treatment for teeth that are weak or damaged. They add strength and protection, helping you retain your natural teeth as long as possible. If you have missing teeth, crowns can be used to secure a dental bridge or top off a dental implant.
Crowns are one of the most common restorative dental treatments for weak and damaged teeth. A crown can:
Dr. Hwang might recommend a crown if you have a tooth that’s weak from damage or decay. Crowns can cover individual teeth or be part of a more extensive dental restoration, like bridgework.
You might find out that you need a crown during routine dental cleaning. At that appointment, Dr. Hwang examines your tooth and uses an intraoral scanner to capture digital images that will be used to design your custom-fitted crown.
She trims the tooth’s sides and top so that the crown fits in with the rest of your teeth. Smile for Miles Dental sends your digital images to a top-tier lab, where your crown is made using the highest quality materials.
You return to the office once your crown comes back from the lab. Dr. Hwang places the crown over your tooth, checking it for fit, shape, and color. She cements it permanently to the damaged tooth and checks your bite. If the crown sits higher than the rest of your teeth, she files it to ensure that your teeth fit together correctly when you bite down.
Dental crowns are durable and don’t require special care. Simply brush and floss daily and visit the office regularly for dental cleanings.
If you’re bothered by decay, damage, or tooth sensitivity, a crown could be the solution you’re looking for. Schedule an appointment at Smile for Miles Dental today. Call the office or book online.