Mi Smile Family Dental in Houston, TX, is dedicated to providing top-quality dental care to our patients. One of the common treatments we offer is dental crowns, which are an effective solution for restoring damaged or decayed teeth.
Dental crowns, sometimes referred to as "caps," cover the entire tooth, safeguarding it from further damage while restoring its strength and function. Crowns can be made from a range of materials, such as porcelain, ceramic, metal, or a combination of these materials.
There are several reasons why our team at Mi Smile Family Dental may recommend a dental crown. Some of the primary reasons include:
- Repairing cracked, chipped, or broken teeth: Dental crowns can provide a strong protective covering for teeth that have been damaged, ensuring they are protected from further harm.
- Restoring teeth with large fillings or significant decay: When a tooth has a large filling or is severely decayed, a dental crown can help strengthen the tooth and maintain its integrity.
- Enhancing the appearance of misshapen or discolored teeth: Dental crowns can be customized to match the color, shape, and size of your surrounding teeth, improving the overall appearance of your smile.
- Protecting a tooth after a root canal treatment: After a root canal procedure, the tooth may become more fragile and susceptible to breakage. A dental crown can help protect the tooth and restore its function.
The process of receiving a dental crown at Mi Smile Family Dental typically involves two appointments. During the first appointment, our team will prepare the tooth by removing any damaged or decayed tissue and shaping the tooth to accommodate the crown.
We will then take precise impressions of the tooth to create a custom-made crown that fits seamlessly. In the meantime, a temporary crown will be placed on the tooth to protect it while the permanent crown is being fabricated.
At the second appointment, the temporary crown will be carefully removed, and the permanent crown will be cemented into place. Our dental professionals will make any necessary adjustments to ensure a perfect fit, including your bite, and a natural-looking result.
To ensure the longevity of your dental crown, it is vital to practice proper oral care. This includes maintaining good oral hygiene through regular brushing and flossing, avoiding hard or sticky foods that may damage the crown, and wearing a mouthguard if you have a habit of grinding your teeth. With the appropriate care, a dental crown can last for many years, providing you with a healthy, functional, and beautiful smile.
At Mi Smile Family Dental, our experienced and caring team is committed to helping you achieve and maintain optimal oral health. If you think you may need a dental crown or have concerns about the health of your teeth, do not hesitate to contact us today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to partnering with you on your journey to a healthy and confident smile!
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