- Fixing Damaged Teeth Without Making Them Standout
- What is a Dental Crown?
- When Is a Dental Crown Necessary?
- We Make Crowns Using CEREC Technology
- The Benefits of Getting a CEREC Crown
- Dental Crown Recovery
- Tips to Maintain Dental Crowns
Fixing Damaged Teeth Without Making Them Standout
Some of our patients hear that they need a dental crown in Houston and immediately panic because they think it will ruin the look of their smile. We understand that aesthetic and function go hand-in-hand for patients, which is why he crafts customized dental crowns using high-quality, natural-looking, durable materials that flawlessly blend-in with natural teeth. Dr. Krell, your dentist in Houston, also uses the latest dental technology to craft his restorations the same day your appointment is scheduled, so you won’t have to come back for a second visit! To learn more about how we can craft you a beautiful customized crown, schedule an appointment by contacting our office today.
What is a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns are porcelain “caps” made to fit over the visible biting surface of your teeth to repair them. They can fix a variety of issues, providing weakened teeth with additional support, strength, and repairing their structure. The caps are customized to match the color of your natural teeth so they’re practically indistinguishable from a home-grown pearly white. Your crown will be permanently cemented to your prepared natural tooth to fully cover the portion of it that is located above your gumline.
When Is a Dental Crown Necessary?
Dental crowns are most often used as part of a restorative procedure. They are ideal for strengthening a tooth that has grown weak from infection or decay to ensure that the tooth can survive in your mouth indefinitely and maintain a quality bite. If you have a root canal, you will most likely need a dental crown to protect your tooth. Crowns are an essential component of many dental bridges to hold prosthetic teeth in place.
Dental crowns can be used for cosmetic purposes. For example, they can cover a cracked or chipped tooth to make it look more attractive. Or a healthy tooth that has an irregular shape or pigmentation may be covered with a crown to make the tooth look more like your other teeth without having to remove the cosmetically flawed tooth.
We Make Crowns Using CEREC Technology
Dr. John Krell takes pride in the fact that he uses the latest technology in the dental world to help boost his patients’ confidence and optimize their oral health. CEREC stands for chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics. It’s an intricate system that allows us to craft your porcelain crown in a single appointment. That way, you won’t have to worry about carving out time in your busy schedule for two visits to our office.
CEREC uses computer-assisted tools that help precisely design your crown from detailed blueprints of your tooth that we collect using a high-quality camera and computer. After we take impressions of your prepared tooth, we craft a 3-D model that allows us to digitally view your tooth from every angle. Finally, we transfer the blueprint to our in-house milling unit that will craft your customized crown within a matter of minutes.
The Benefits of Getting a CEREC Crown
When you choose our practice to get your dental crown, you’ll be able to enjoy countless benefits, since we use the most efficient and effective technology. Some advantages that our patients are able to enjoy from our CEREC dental crowns in Houston include:
- No need for temporary crown placement.
- High-quality, long-lasting, and precisely fitted dental crowns.
- Minimally invasive procedure.
- Procedure completed in one appointment.
- Cost-effective dental restoration.
- Crowns made from biocompatible material.
Dental Crown Recovery
You should feel well enough to resume your normal schedule as soon as you leave Dr. Krell’s office. It is normal to experience some swelling and sensitivity in the gum for a few days after receiving a crown. but rinsing your mouth out with salt water can help to relieve this irritation. Avoid very hot or cold foods and beverages to prevent triggering the temporary sensitivity. You may also notice some mild discomfort, but that can be easily managed with pain medication.
Tips to Maintain Dental Crowns
Porcelain crowns can last over 10 years with the proper maintenance. They’re built to withstand biting pressure and daily use; all you need to do to take care of them is follow these simple steps:
- Brush your teeth twice each day.
- Floss your teeth once a day.
- Rinse with antibacterial mouthwash daily.
- Visit Dr. Krell for semi-annual checkups and cleanings.
- Avoid chewing on hard, sticky, and chewy foods.
- Wear protective mouthguards during activities that involve physical contact.
Dental Crown FAQs
Will My Dental Crown Match My Other Teeth?
Does It Hurt to Get a Dental Crown?
What Happens If My Dental Crown Comes Loose?
Do I Need a Dental Crown After a Root Canal?
Is a Crown My Best Option for Improving a Cosmetically Flawed Tooth?
If you’d like to learn more about how we craft high-quality, exquisite dental crowns, contact our office today to schedule a consultation! Dr. Krell can’t wait to help optimize your oral health and provide you with a beautiful, long-lasting smile.