If you develop a deep cavity or fracture a tooth, crowns can prevent further damage and restore your smile. At Moderna Dental Studio, Noah Cruz, DDS, and Mayra Estrada, DDS, use crowns to restore damaged or decaying molars or the premolars that sit in front of them. To make an appointment at the practice in Farmers Branch, Texas, call or click the online booking tool today.
Crowns are dental restorations that repair a damaged, decaying, or weak tooth. They cover the enamel that sits above the gumline, preventing further complications.
Once placed, crowns allow you to bite and chew confidently. With good oral hygiene and regular dental checkups, crowns typically last 12-15 years, and sometimes even longer.
At Moderna Dental Studio, the team uses crowns to:
You might also need a crown if you’re getting a dental bridge. To hold a bridge in place, your dentist bonds a crown to the abutment teeth on either side of the gap in your smile.
Getting dental crowns takes two appointments spaced a week or two apart.
Before recommending a crown, your dentist conducts an oral exam and reviews your oral health history. Following the exam, they take a series of digital X-rays with their cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scanner. Your dentist uses the scans to assess your tooth and develop a custom care plan.
After customizing a plan to meet your needs, your dentist administers a local anesthetic to numb your mouth. When the anesthesia sets in, they carefully remove the decaying or damaged portion of your tooth and take a series of digital impressions.
Your dentist sends these impressions to a laboratory, which designs and manufactures a custom dental crown.
When the laboratory finishes the crown, you return to Moderna Dental Studio. Your dentist administers a local anesthetic, lines up the crown with your tooth, and bonds it in place. Then, they polish the tooth, trim any excess material, and provide care instructions.
Yes. To keep your dental crown in optimal condition, it’s important to regularly clean and care for it. The team at Moderna Dental Studio recommends brushing and flossing daily and visiting the office two times a year for an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning.
To prevent cracks, chipping, or other damage, you might also want to wear a mouthguard if you play contact sports or grind your teeth. When you take preventive measures, your crown can last for decades.
To see if dental crowns are right for you, make an appointment at Moderna Dental Studio by calling or clicking the online booking tool today.