Damage and decay to your teeth can be both painful and embarrassing. Fortunately, at Aegis Dental, we offer a number of treatments that aim to fortify weakened teeth and restore their structure, function, and appearance. Once such treatment is dental crowns in Carrollton. These custom restorations can make your smile look and feel like new again!
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is simply placed over the entire visible portion of a compromised tooth, thus providing it with total protection. Oftentimes, a crown plays a pivotal role in saving a weakened tooth from extraction.
Crowns can be made out of various materials. We sometimes recommend that patients receive all-metal crowns for their back teeth because these teeth are exposed to the greatest chewing forces on a day to day basis. For teeth toward the front of the mouth, patients often opt for all-porcelain crowns. The porcelain blends in perfectly with the dentition around it, which can allow you to smile with confidence in any situation.
There are a number of reasons why we may recommend a dental crown, including:
In most cases, the dental crown process takes place across two appointments. During your first appointment, Dr. Chandy, your dentist in Carrollton, will prepare your tooth. She may have to file it down so it will fit well beneath its new restoration. Anesthesia will ensure that you’re comfortable during the tooth preparation phase of your treatment. Then, we’ll take some impressions of your mouth, which will serve as the basis for designing your custom crown.
You’ll wear a temporary crown while a dental laboratory creates your permanent one. When the crown is ready, you’ll return to our office so Dr. Chandy can verify that it fits well and meets your aesthetic expectations. Then, she’ll permanently attach it to your tooth.
Do you believe you could benefit from a new dental crown? Contact Aegis Dental today to schedule your restorative consultation.