Dental crowns or caps are protective covers for damaged teeth. They are placed over an existing tooth that is broken, cracked, misaligned, or discolored. The dental crown will be formed in the shape and color of your natural tooth so that it blends with your smile.
To place a dental crown, our Temple, TX dentists will take an impression of your natural tooth and send it to our custom dental lab, where your new crown is fabricated. We make our dental crowns using the latest in dental materials and technology. They are a protective porcelain cover for a broken tooth that is a durable, natural-looking, and seamless addition to your natural teeth.
Restore Decayed, Cracked, or Broken Teeth
A damaged or broken tooth is vulnerable to food particle intrusion and bacteria that cause cavities and periodontal (gum) disease. You will experience discomfort and sensitivity to extreme temperatures if the fracture in the tooth exposes the dental pulp inside your tooth. Dental crowns not only provide a cosmetic solution to fix the appearance of damaged teeth but also offer a protective shield against infection and plaque.
Using the most advanced materials available today, our Temple, TX dentists customize a dental crown that serves as a permanent solution for your damaged or cracked tooth. Dr. Rich and his associates start by removing any existing decay and slightly altering the shape and size of the tooth to accommodate the crown. Next, the dental crown is cemented securely in place on the tooth and adjusted as necessary for a comfortable fit.
Once your dental crown is in place, you will be able to chew comfortably and smile with confidence again, knowing that your teeth look healthy and beautiful.
Dental Inlays and Onlays
For teeth that require fillings for cavities, our dentist may recommend inlays which are formed to fill those gaps to look and function like normal teeth. A composite resin is used to simulate the natural enamel surface of your tooth and serve as a permanent bond.
Onlays are similar to inlays but also provide protection when a missing tooth or part of a tooth is missing. In either case, your inlays can be formed from a variety of materials and protect against future decay of your natural tooth.
Call Us to Schedule a Dental Appointment
At Lakewood Dental Trails, we customize your dental care to match your needs. Our high-quality dental restorations include dental crowns, bridges, dentures, and dental implants. If you have broken or damaged teeth, we'll customize a solution for you that restores your comfort, confidence, and oral health.
Contact Lakewood Dental Trails in Temple, TX today to schedule a consultation and find out if dental crowns are right for you.