Dental crowns are strong, reliable, and attractive tooth caps that can improve your oral health as well as enhance your smile. This means you can use this beneficial restoration for both restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Neat, right? So, if you have an unhealthy as well as/or an unattractive tooth that takes the function and beauty from your smile, it’s time to consider restoring your tooth with a dental crown in Dallas, Texas.
Fixing your smile with a dental crown is simple and easy. To tell you a little more, Dr. Lyndel Stripling and our dental team are happy to explain the process of placing a dental crown at Lake Highlands Dental.
First, Dr. Lyndel Stripling will need to prepare the tooth so it can securely hold the crown. This step isn’t painful because he will numb your tooth and surrounding gums. After your mouth is numbed with a local anesthetic, your dentist will shave the tooth enamel to create room for the crown.
When your tooth is the right shape and size, your dentist will take impressions of your tooth and the surrounding teeth in your bite pattern. Next, he will send the impressions to a professional dental lab where your new crown will be made to perfectly fit in your smile. As you wait, you will be given a temporary crown. That way you can still use your tooth if necessary.
When your new crown is ready and sent back to our office, your dentist will remove your temporary crown and will make sure your new crown is perfectly made for your smile. Your dentist will do so by checking the size, color, and shape of the new crown. If it exceeds expectations and has no issues, your dentist will secure the crown over the tooth with dental-grade cement.
If you’re interested in improving your oral health and smile with a dental crown, please don’t hesitate to give our office a call at (214) 613-1279 and schedule an appointment. When you come into our office, our dental team will examine your smile and determine if this is the best treatment for you, your oral health and your smile. We look forward to helping you achieve your smile goals!