Saving Smiles with Dental Crowns

saving smiles with dental crownsOne of the important reasons for attending routine dental checkups and cleanings is so that we can thoroughly examine your teeth for signs of damage or decay. When an afflicted tooth is discovered, treating it is imperative to saving your dental health, and dental crowns are among the most common ways for restoring and protecting teeth.  Using advanced technology, techniques, and materials, we can custom-design a dental crown to not only restore your tooth, but your whole smile’s function and appearance, as well.

Several Reasons for Dental Crowns

A dental crown, also referred to as a cap, is a restoration designed to fit completely over the visible portion of your tooth. Because it covers the entire tooth, a dental crown can be recommended to fix a damaged tooth, or cover a tooth treated for a cavity, to protect it from further injury when you bite and chew. If you experience any of the following, then a dental crown may be the best solution;

  • A significantly chipped or cracked tooth
  • A tooth that has had a piece broken off of it
  • A tooth that has undergone root canal therapy, or a large dental filling
  • One or more teeth that appear too small
  • A tooth with severe staining/discoloration
  • And more

Mimicking Teeth to Replace Them

As a restorative option, dental crowns are also frequently used to replace teeth that are lost or extracted. For instance, two dental crowns can support a dental bridge when attached to the remaining teeth adjacent to the gap in your smile. Or, often preferably, we can place a dental crown on top of a dental implant, or surgically-implanted prosthetic tooth root. After your jawbone heals and fuses to the titanium implant post, a dental crown can be secured on top of it, creating a lifelike root-and-crown replacement for your missing tooth.

ABOUT YOUR NORTH RICHLAND HILLS DENTIST:

With over 25 years of professional experience, Dr. Steven M. Huffstutler and his caring team proudly provide exceptional preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dental treatment to patients and their families across Dallas/Ft. Worth, including North Richland Hills, Denton, the Mid-cities, Southlake, and all surrounding communities. We also have extensive experience helping patients find relief from painful TMJ disorders (various forms of jaw dysfunction). To schedule an appointment with Dr. Huffstutler, contact our office today by calling 817-577-1444.