When you lose part of your tooth to decay or a dental emergency like a break or chip, you may be worried that you will lose your whole tooth. At the Dental Centre of Conroe, we don’t want you to despair in these situations, as we offer an option to preserve what remains of your tooth in as little as one visit. In today’s blog, your Conroe, TX, dentist will discuss the ways in which a custom made dental crown can help restore your natural tooth.
What Is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a tooth restoration option made from color matched porcelain that fits over what remains of your natural tooth to provide the illusion of a full natural tooth. The restoration is fitted permanently into your mouth in just one visit, allowing you to continue eating and cleaning your teeth as usual.
Why Would I Need One?
A dental crown may be a good option for your smile if any of the following have happened to you:
- You need root canal therapy, which we would finish with a crown on top to protect the softer parts of your tooth and prevent it from getting infected again
- Your tooth is broken in an accident, but not badly enough to need it extracted
- You have a large cavity in one of your teeth that would leave your tooth structurally unsound and prone to breaking with a dental filling alone
- You choose to replace your entire tooth with a dental implant, which would have the restoration set on top to finish the process.
The Process Is Simple at the Dental Centre of Conroe
At the Dental Centre of Conroe, we strive to make your experience as comfortable as possible. We value your time, and understand that you probably don’t want to spend more time in our office than absolutely necessary, so, while we work to create a comfortable and friendly atmosphere, we offer solutions that take less time than their traditional counterparts. In the case of dental crowns, we offer our patients same-day visits with the use of CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) advanced technology, which allows us to take digital impressions of your teeth without a need for the messy putty impressions that are usually used. CEREC technology also allows us to create your custom porcelain dental crowns in our office while you wait, rather than the traditional route of wearing a temporary crown and coming back to our office two weeks later. In these ways, we can restore your smile beautifully in a short, simple, and effective process.
Need a Restoration? Call Us Today!
If you are in need of a tooth restoration, even in a same-day emergency appointment, we at the Dental Centre of Conroe are always ready to help. If you are wondering about your options, or if you are due for a cleaning and checkup, contact the Dental Centre of Conroe to schedule a visit by calling (936) 441-4600. We serve patients from Conroe, TX, and the neighboring communities.