Tooth enamel may be the strongest part of the entire body, but it isn’t entirely resilient to damage. There are numerous different ways that teeth can become damaged, including poor dental hygiene, a sports injury, or an unexpected accident. If you have a structurally compromised tooth, it becomes vulnerable and is more likely to experience additional harm in the future. That’s why we offer dental crowns at ProSmiles Dental & Orthodontics of Hurst. To learn more about how customized dental crowns in Hurst can protect your compromised teeth, give us a call!
Dental crowns are customized, crafted caps that are made to fit over the chewing surface of damaged or weakened teeth above the gumline. This restoration can be made from a variety of different materials, including gold, ceramic, and porcelain. Dental crowns are generally recommended for people who are experiencing the following oral health issues:
Having a dental crown placed is relatively straightforward. It can generally be completed in just two appointments. First, we’ll take a look at your smile to make sure that a dental crown is the best option for you. Once this is confirmed, a thin layer of enamel needs to be removed. This creates room for the crown to fit comfortably in your mouth and appear natural. An impression is then taken and sent to the dental laboratory where your crown will be crafted. Until it’s ready, we’ll provide you with a temporary crown to protect your teeth. It will also help you to get used to how your new crown will feel when it’s permanently placed during your next appointment.
Dental crowns are able to provide numerous different benefits. Here are just a few of them: