Dental crowns are used to either restore the shape, size, and/or color of a damaged or discolored tooth. A crown refers to the surface area of the portion of the tooth above the gum line that is covered by enamel. In the event that this layer gets damaged due to decay, chips, fractures, or deep stains, Paul Weintraub, DMD may recommend that you get an artificial dental crown to fix the problem.
Dental crowns are one of the most common tooth repair options in Tyler, TX. They can be used to:
- Repair chipped, broken, or fractured teeth that are sensitive to hot and cold foods and drinks
- Repair weakened fillings
- Repair very large cavities
- Strengthen and improve appearance of restored teeth after root canal therapy
- Support bridgework - the artificial tooth is bonded to the adjacent teeth through dental crowns so it stays suspended in the gap
- Replace teeth with dental implants - a crown is connected to the post implanted in the jawbone via an abutment, becoming your replacement tooth
- Correct cosmetic dental issues such as excessively or unevenly worn down, badly shaped or misshapen teeth, severely stained teeth, and widely gapped teeth
- Protect primary teeth (baby teeth) for children at high risk for tooth decay
Dental Crowns - Tyler, TX
If you’re a good candidate for dental crowns in Tyler, TX, you will require at least two appointments to complete the treatment:
During your first appointment, Dr. Weintraub, will administer a local anaesthetic to numb you for the duration of the procedure. This is necessary to prevent you from feeling any pain during tooth preparation. The process of tooth preparation depends on your specific case, and may involve the removal of any decay and infection and filing down the tooth to maximize the retention of the crown and to ensure a good fit that doesn’t distort your smile.
After tooth preparation, a mold or impression of the tooth will be made and sent to the lab to fabricate your permanent custom crown. To protect the prepared tooth, a temporary or transition crown will be placed on it. This crown is typically made from plastic material (acrylic), and is held in place using a temporary cementing medium to allow easy removal at your next visit.
After two to three weeks from the first visit, the temporary crown will be removed and replaced with your custom permanent crown.
Get dental crowns today
To find out whether you’re a suitable candidate for dental crowns, please contact our office in Tyler, TX to schedule an appointment with Dr. Weintraub to discuss your case and plan your treatment.