Even people who brush and floss regularly sometimes suffer from substantial damage due to illness or accident. When a tooth breaks or has been eroded away by tooth decay, our dentist may recommend a dental crown. Crowns may be recommended when fillings get too big and increase the chance for breakage, or when a tooth shows signs of a fracture or crack. Here at the dental practice of Jeffrey V. Jones, DDS, we offer crowns for teeth that need a little extra help.
A dental crown in Dallas, Texas, may be the answer to your damaged teeth. Our dentist can build and restore your ideal smile for years to come through a dental crown treatment. The crowning process has many advantages, including that they can:
- Protect weak teeth
- Cover and support a tooth that is nearly disintegrated
- Cover misshapen or discolored teeth
- Restore a broken or worn down tooth
- Make a cosmetic alteration
- Cover a dental implant
The treatment process starts with our dentist numbing your tooth and gums. The tooth will then be prepared along the surface and sides to allow the crown to fit. If your tooth has a large amount of tissue missing — or a lot of damaged tissue that needs to be removed — our dentist may need to do a filling to rebuild your tooth structure prior to the crown. After a crown has been custom made to fit perfectly in your mouth, the restoration will be placed. This process can take up to two visits and can fix any unwanted flaws in your worn down and faded tooth.
For more information on crowns and the process of receiving a crown, call our offices today and we will be happy to help you!