Do you have a tooth that doesn’t function well or match the look of your other teeth? Charles Salha, DDS provides comprehensive restorative and cosmetic dental services for the men, women, and children of Houston, Texas. When you need a dental crown, come to Houston Dental Care. For more information about when a crown is appropriate or necessary, call the office today or book an appointment online.
A dental crown is a cap that is custom made to fit over your tooth. Dr. Salha uses a crown to restore your tooth’s structure and function.
When decay or damage compromise a tooth, a crown is necessary to restore and save it. Dr. Salha uses crowns for:
Though most dental offices use porcelain, crowns are made out of a variety of materials. The most common types of crowns are made with:
Dr. Salha thoroughly assesses your mouth, teeth, and gums to evaluate the overall health of your mouth. He uses a thin needle to make tiny injections in the gums that surround the tooth.
When your mouth is fully numb, you’ll recline and relax while Dr. Salha and his dental assistants prepare your tooth for the crown. Once the root canal or other work is complete, an impression is made so the crown can be built to precisely fit the tooth.
Dr. Salha fits the tooth with a temporary crown to protect the tooth until your permanent crown is ready for installation. In two to four weeks, you return to Houston Dental Care for a second appointment to place the permanent crown.
After your temporary crown, you receive what is called a permanent crown. But whether it lasts your entire life depends on numerous factors, like the type of material used and the accumulation of wear and tear over time. On average, most crowns last between five and 15 years.
You can prolong the life of your crown by refraining from chewing ice or hard candy, wearing a night guard if you grind your teeth, and maintaining a thorough dental hygiene routine.
When you need a dental crown to restore your tooth’s function or form, turn to the knowledgeable team at Houston Dental Care. For more information, call the office today or book an appointment with the online scheduler.