Dental crowns are placed on your damaged teeth to enhance their structural integrity, protect them from dental damage, and restore the shape of your teeth. Tooth crowns can be made from numerous materials, including porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, metal, ceramic, and resin. Epic Dental Center specializes in the most effective procedures for tooth-colored dental crowns, porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, and other cutting-edge dental crown techniques. Please contact us to explore your dental crown options in Houston.

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What are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped and tooth-colored caps attached to your teeth to protect them from damage. Your teeth may get damaged for numerous reasons, such as dental decay, injuries, bacterial infections, and more. Dental crowns are essentially caps placed on top of your existing teeth. The dentist may file down the external surface of your damaged teeth, following which the dental crown is attached. Dental crowns restore the shape, strength, and appearance of your teeth.

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Reasons You May Need a Tooth Crown:

  • Protect a weakened tooth from further damage
  • Prevent a weakened tooth from breaking or cracking
  • Restore a severely damaged or worn tooth
  • Treat a cavity if not much of the tooth structure is left
  • Hold a dental bridge in place
  • Cover a dental implant to replace a missing tooth
  • Cover a severely discolored, cracked, chipped, or misshapen tooth
  • Protect a weakened tooth after a root canal

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Types of Crowns:

  • Metal Crowns: You can get palladium, nickel, chromium, or gold tooth crowns to protect your teeth. Metal crowns last for long periods and don’t wear down easily. They can also withstand considerable bite force and allow you to eat whatever you want.
  • Composite Resin Crowns: Composite resin is a tooth-colored material. Crowns made of composite resin look natural, but they’re also more susceptible to being worn down and damaged because of grinding, injuries, and other factors.
  • Ceramic/ Porcelain Crowns: Ceramic/ porcelain crowns are ideal for the front teeth because they look completely natural. Porcelain also has the same texture and appearance as enamel, so it looks indistinguishable from natural teeth. Porcelain crowns are hypoallergenic.
  • Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal Crowns: Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns provide the strength and durability of metal crowns and the natural appearance of porcelain crowns. The internal structure is made of metal, and the outer shell is made of porcelain, which makes the crown look attractive and strong.

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Your Tooth Crown Procedure in Houston

During your tooth crown procedure, the dentist will take x-rays of your teeth and bone to curate a personalized treatment plan. The tooth receiving the dental crown will be filed down from the top, turning it into a small stub. The dentist takes an impression of your tooth to create a dental crown and provides a temporary crown in the meantime. After preparing the tooth, the impressions are sent to the laboratory. Once the dental crown is prepared, the dentist places the permanent crown on the tooth.

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Dental Crowns FAQs

How long do dental crowns take to settle?

New dental crowns usually take 1 to 2 weeks to settle completely.

What to expect after dental crowns?

You may experience some soreness, sensitivity, discomfort, and tenderness in the areas around the dental crown for a few days. That’s a normal part of the recovery process.

How long does it take your gums to heal after a crown?

Your gums may feel a little sore after your dental crown procedure. But the soreness and discomfort shouldn’t last beyond 2 weeks.

Do crowns feel like normal teeth?

Yes. After the initial healing and settling process, dental crowns should feel indistinguishable from normal teeth. Most patients have trouble finding the tooth crown after a few years.

How many times can a tooth be crowned?

Your dental crown can be replaced as many times as necessary, provided the tooth underneath isn’t damaged or decayed. If your underlying tooth is decayed or damaged, your dentist may need to discuss alternative treatment options, such as a root canal or tooth extraction.

What type of dental crown is best?

Porcelain crowns generally look the most natural — porcelain resembles natural enamel. But metallic crowns are usually more durable, so they’re placed on the molars. Porcelain-fused-to-metal offers the natural appearance of porcelain crowns and the strength of metallic crowns.

Are crowns worth the money?

Dental crowns are certainly worth the money because they protect your teeth from further damage. If you don’t get tooth crowns, you may eventually suffer from the loss of teeth or need even more expensive procedures, such as root canals or tooth extractions.

How much tooth is needed for a crown?

You need to ensure at least one wall of the tooth is left to receive a dental crown. The amount of tooth you need for the procedure is minimal.

Can you have crowns with receding gums?

A dental crown can be placed on a tooth with receding gums, but it will make your tooth look elongated.

How long will my crown last?

The longevity of the crown depends on numerous factors, including the material of the dental crown, your oral hygiene and habits, and other factors.

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Schedule Your Tooth Crown Procedure in Houston

Epic Dental Center is a state-of-the-art dental clinic specializing in the latest and safest dental restoration techniques. Our dentist may recommend porcelain crowns or porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns to build up the structure of your teeth while ensuring an optimally natural appearance. If you need root canal crowns, porcelain crowns, or front tooth crowns, we encourage you to reach out. Our dental clinic is located at 8800 Katy Fwy Ste. 280 Houston. Please schedule an appointment to explore your tooth crown options in Houston.