When a tooth is worn down or damaged, it may be saved with a crown. Sometimes called a cap, dental crowns are made custom to cover the needed tooth and colored to blend with your natural teeth for an attractive finish. At Ah! Dentistry, with facilities in the DFW Area, a crown can treat tooth decay, strengthen a damaged tooth, hold together a crack, or mask discoloration. Our experienced dentists create custom crowns with a choice of materials to meet your goals, including E-MAX ceramic crowns and zirconia crowns. Make an appointment at one of our DFW facilities to find out how a custom dental crown may repair or strengthen a damaged tooth while also enhancing the total appearance and health of your mouth.
A crown may be wanted or needed for several different reasons. They may be placed to cover a decaying tooth to prevent it from chipping or it may hold together an already cracked tooth. Dental crowns may also cover a worn-down or loose tooth. They may be used to strengthen a tooth with a lot of decay that will not take a tooth-colored filling, serve as part of a dental bridge, or hide discolored or misshapen teeth. Crowns may be glued over your tooth or connected by an implant. The crown's material is chosen with consideration to where it is being placed. Porcelain fused to metal (PFM) or metal are usually stronger, which makes them better suited for the less visible molars and pre-molars. Ceramic or porcelain crowns are often selected for the visible teeth and custom made to match the color, shape, and size of your teeth. During your consultation, we will explain your choices and help you choose the best dental crown for your budget and needs.
What To Expect
At your consultation, we will take dental impressions so your crown can be made to fit your tooth. In some cases, a temporary dental crown may be used to cover your tooth as your permanent crown is being crafted. As soon as your custom crown is made, the treatment area will be given a local numbing anesthetic. Stronger sedation techniques may be used to soothe any fears or anxieties. When the anesthesia has taken effect, your tooth will be prepped by cleaning away any decay, then the enamel will be lightly filed to create space for your dental crown. Your dental crown can be either glued to your tooth or connected to an implant. Once set, the crown's fit can be adjusted so that it is comfortable.
You will be able to leave our office once the procedure is done and continue your daily activities. A member of our team will teach you how to care for your dental crown, including any foods that should be avoided and cleaning. During your yearly examinations at Ah! Dentistry, we will evaluate your dental crown and adjust it to keep it comfortable. We will also let you know when your crown should be replaced; however, with good care, it may last for several years. If you notice any trouble with your crown (if it falls out or becomes loose), call our office immediately. Do not try to repair it or reattach it because this may cause an infection or a bad fit.
Based on your insurance coverage, a portion of your costs may be paid for by your provider. After contacting your insurance carrier, we can calculate your remaining costs. At your consultation, we will help you select the best crown material that suits your needs and budget. We can also talk about payment methods along with financing to help make your procedure affordable.
Plan Your Procedure
- How Long It Takes
- 30 Min – 1 Hour
Custom Dental Crowns
A damaged or missing tooth may be repaired with a custom crown at Ah! Dentistry. Talk to one of our experienced dentists about how a dental crown can shield your tooth from continued harm and help to keep your other teeth healthy. Offering different materials for your needs, a customized crown can blend with your teeth for a beautiful smile. Contact our team in the DFW area to schedule an appointment.