About Dental Crowns
To heal and protect chipped teeth, discolored enamel, considerable decay, and different issues, dental crowns sit over the visible portion of the tooth. At Saddle Brook Dental Care in White Settlement, TX, crowns (also known as caps) are tough, lasting covers that fit closely on top of the the tooth above the gumline to cover where a dental cavity is too sizeable to be fixed with a regular filling or if a tooth is damaged and must have a shield. Crowns may also be helpful to conceal a different color tooth as well as adding stability to a bridge. Crowns by our dentists at Saddle Brook Dental Care may be ceramic, metal, or porcelain, according to the placement of the crown. The molar and premolar teeth typically are helped by the increased durability of metal, but the front teeth look more natural with ceramic or porcelain crowns that are dyed to be the same as the patient's natural teeth.
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What to Expect
To make a personalized crown, our dentists initially ready the tooth by filing off a slender layer of enamel, and then taking dental X-rays and molds of the tooth that will be taken to the nearest dental lab. A temporary cap may be used to cover the tooth while the customized crown is being crafted. As soon as the customized crown is returned to Saddle Brook Dental Care in White Settlement, TX, our dentists will expertly bond and fit the crown on top of the tooth. Our dentists will alter the cap for the best fit.
Some patients will feel brief tenderness or sensitivity to hot and cold, although the majority of patients will not feel any soreness after the cap is set. With ideal at-home care and routine dental examinations and cleanings, a dental cap will stay in place for anywhere from 10 - 40 years, based on the material and position of the cap. Some patients may have a cavity or bacterial infection will build below the crown, which will need a root canal treatment or a different procedure.
When the dental cap is regarded as necessary for the patient's health, dental insurance policies generally pay part of the bill, so our office staff at Saddle Brook Dental Care in White Settlement, TX will talk with the insurance to estimate their coverage and then the patient's portion of the expenses. Estimated billing, payment methods, and financing options are accepted at our office in White Settlement, TX and can be talked about at the patient's consultation with our dentists.
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Strengthen and Protect
A dental cap may be placed to cover a cracked or decayed tooth, plus it can camouflage a cosmetic flaw. To help the look or strength of a tooth, schedule a consultation with our dentists at Saddle Brook Dental Care in White Settlement, TX and determine if a dental cap is a good solution for your needs and concerns.