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Dental Crowns – Dallas, TX

Key Protection for Your Pearly Whites

Smiling young man looking at the cameraWhile sturdy, teeth do get damaged from time to time. Poor eating or a slight accident can lead to cavities, chips, cracks, etc. That said, you shouldn’t live with such damage or decay any longer. It’s a far better idea to get dental crowns in Dallas! With these helpful caps, Dr. Vanderbrook will make your smile stronger and prettier than ever. Find out more by reading below or book a consultation visit with our office soon.

What is a Dental Crown?

Two dental crown restorations

A dental crown is a fixed restoration for a damaged tooth. In particular, it takes the form of a cap made of ceramic, porcelain, zirconia, or metal alloys. This cap is placed over the affected area to both protect and beautify your pearly white. It’ll keep bacteria from the tooth’s pulp and hide the prior decay or damage.

Given the traits above, good crown candidates have one (or more) of the following:

  • A cracked or broken tooth
  • Cavities that can’t be fixed with fillings
  • An old filling that caused tooth damage
  • Teeth that were eroded by bruxism
  • A tooth that just had a root canal

The Dental Crown Process

A 3D illustration of a dental crown being placed

A typical crown treatment involves two dental visits. The first will “prepare” your tooth for its future restoration. Later, the second appointment will deliver and place the final crown.

At the first visit, Dr. Vanderbrook will prepare you for the crown. This “prep work” requires that he shave off bits of the tooth’s enamel. (By doing so, the crown will fit well.) He’ll then make an impression of this prepped tooth. While this model is used to make the final restoration, you’ll wear a temporary crown in the meantime.

Once your crown is ready, you’ll return for the second visit. Dr. Vanderbrook will place the cap over your tooth at that point. (The process shouldn’t hurt and won’t involve sedation). From there, he’ll make last-minute changes to ensure the crown fits. Our dental team will then polish it before letting you enjoy your repaired smile.

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown

A woman admiring her new dental crown in a hand mirror

If left untreated, a decayed or damaged tooth will cause many long-term issues. A dental crown prevents such problems. In fact, it offers benefits such as:

  • A Beautiful Smile – Our office’s dental crowns are made of tooth-colored materials. As a result, they’ll blend seamlessly with the rest of your smile. Your peers won’t even be able to tell your tooth was damaged.
  • High Versatility – Since they cover the whole surfaces of teeth, dental crowns are highly versatile. They can treat cavities, chips, fractures, and more!
  • Tooth Protection – A crown’s material is very durable, so it’ll protect the tooth it covers from bacteria. That means you likely won’t need a root canal or tooth extraction later.
  • Lasting Results – Given proper care, a dental crown’s lifespan can reach 15 years or more. Therefore, help your own last by brushing, flossing, and seeing us often.