Dental crowns provide an affordable and effective way to repair damaged or decaying teeth. At Bella Vita Dentistry at Glade Parks, general dentist May Amria, DMD, uses crowns to rehabilitate smiles and encourage optimal oral health. If you’re concerned about the condition of one or more teeth, don’t wait to seek treatment. To make an appointment at the practice in Euless, Texas, call the office or schedule online today.
Crowns are dental restorations bonded on top of a decaying or severely damaged tooth. Once positioned, they cover the entire portion of enamel above the gum line, improving your biting and chewing abilities.
Thanks to technological advances, most modern crowns are tooth-colored. The materials mimic the shade and light-reflecting properties of your natural tooth enamel, ensuring they blend in with your smile.
At Bella Vita Dentistry at Glade Parks, Dr. Amria uses crowns to:
You might also benefit from a crown if you experience oral trauma and severely crack or chip a tooth.
At Bella Vita Dentistry at Glade Parks, getting crowns takes two appointments about a week apart.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Amria conducts an oral exam and takes oral X-rays. She uses the X-rays to assess the extent of the damage or decay affecting your tooth.
After developing a treatment plan, Dr. Amria administers a local anesthetic and removes the damaged or decaying portion of your enamel.
Next, she takes impressions of your tooth and sends them to a dental laboratory. The technicians at the dental laboratory use your impressions to design and create a custom dental crown.
You return to Bella Vita Dentistry at Glade Parks about a week later, when the laboratory finishes your crown. Dr. Amria administers a local anesthetic, bonds the crown on top of your tooth, polishes it, and provides care instructions.
Dental crowns last an average of 10-15 years*, but it’s possible to extend their lifespan. Dr. Amria recommends brushing and flossing daily and visiting Bella Vita Dentistry at Glade Parks every six months for an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning.
To protect your crowns from damage, avoid bad habits like biting your nails, chewing on ice, or opening packaging with your teeth.
To see if crowns will benefit you, make an appointment at Bella Vita Dentistry at Glade Parks by calling the office or scheduling online today.
*Individual results may vary.