Dental Crowns – New Braunfels, TX
Making Damaged Teeth Whole Again
A tooth that was damaged due to trauma or excessive decay isn’t just painful; it can also be embarrassing. But with a personalized, expertly placed dental crown, Dr. Turnbow can restore your tooth so that you can continue to use it to speak and chew normally again without having to worry about weakening it further. Call us today to learn more about these custom restorations and the many different ways they can be used to improve your grin and your overall oral health.
Why Choose Gruene Family Dental for Dental Crowns?
- Same-day Emergency Appointments
- Long-Lasting, Attractive Materials
- Dental Insurance Welcome
Why Might You Need a Dental Crown?
You might recognize a dental crown as a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed on top of an actual tooth in order to protect. There are many common reasons for a dental crown to be recommended, such as:
- Severe tooth decay that cannot be repaired with a filling, an inlay, or an onlay.
- Dental trauma that broke or fractured the tooth, especially if it weakened the enamel to the point where there’s a very real risk of further damage.
- Root canal therapy that has left the tooth weakened or exposed.
- Misshapen teeth that get in the way of biting and chewing.
- Teeth with severe discoloration that doesn’t respond to whitening, or other cosmetic issues.
- Older restorations that are unattractive next to the other teeth or no longer function properly.
The Dental Crown Procedure
First, we need to examine your tooth and decide whether a dental crown is the best restorative option. If it is, we’ll need to prepare the tooth by removing small amounts of enamel. (Placing a crown on an unprepared tooth could make the final restoration look too bulky, or it might not fit properly.) Then we can take impressions of your mouth, which will be sent to a dental lab to design your new crown.
While you’re waiting for the permanent restoration, you’ll wear a temporary crown to protect your tooth. Once the final crown is ready, we’ll call you back to our office. Before we place it, we’ll make any necessary last minute adjustments to the fit, shape, and color. We’ll then permanently attach it with a special adhesive.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
One of the biggest advantages of dental crowns is their versatility; they can be used to correct a wide variety of issues from extensive dental damage to simply cosmetic improvements. There are many other benefits as well:
- Dental crown placement is a relatively simple procedure that can be completed in just two appointments.
- A crown will both prevent further injury to the tooth and help relieve the pain that you might experience when you eat or drink.
- Today’s crowns can be made out of tooth-colored materials that closely match the appearance of real tooth enamel.
- Each crown is custom-made based on your own needs and preferences.
- Your average dental crown can last for 15 years or more, and it can be easily maintained with daily brushing and flossing.