Have you ever misunderstood an experience for something “bad,” but in the end, you ended up gaining something better? Fracturing a decaying tooth—or several—could actually be a blessing in disguise. In order to turn that unfortunate situation into something positive, you simply have to seek help your Family Dental on Louetta. In this case, having the ability to recognize when you need help restoring your smile rather than ignoring your tooth pain will make a world of difference. If you take the time to visit us, Dr. Kelly LeBlanc, our expert dentist can help replace your broken tooth with a dental crown in Spring for a strong, re-stabilized smile that’s built to last.
Getting a Better Understanding of Dental Crowns
Our dental team at Family Dental on Louetta offers a both a restorative option and aesthetically pleasing way to repair your damaged teeth. A dental crown is a dental restoration created to enclose an individual tooth or replace missing teeth when combined with titanium implant posts. Placing a dental crown dramatically improves the tooth’s health, characteristics, and position within the smile. There are several reasons why Dr. LeBlanc may recommend getting a dental crown, including:
- Restoring a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy
- Restoring a dental implant
- Rebuilding the structure of a badly injured or fractured tooth
- Protecting a weak tooth from the threat of fracture
- Giving an unsightly tooth a beautiful makeover
- Restoring a large area of decay that’s too severe for a filling
Because we always want to preserve your natural teeth rather than pulling them, crowns offer an effective solution. Dental crowns maintain the structure of your permanent tooth while repairing the look, feel, and function of it and defend your smile from further decay in the affected area.
How do you place a dental crown?
The procedure for installing a dental crown will require you to visit our dental office twice.
- At your first dental visit, we will make sure your tooth can support a crown. Next, we will start filing it down to prepare for the crown’s placement (alternatively, if the tooth is severely damaged or broken, Dr. LeBlanc may need to fill it in to make it large enough to properly fit the dental crown).
- After the tooth takes its proper shape, Dr. LeBlanc will take an impression of the tooth, as well as those surrounding it. We will send that information to a dental lab to create your custom dental crown.
- The lab will then create the permanent crown. By the end of this first visit, your tooth will have a temporary crown placed. This will protect you from further discomfort until the final crown is permanently placed.
- At your second appointment, the temporary crown is removed. Your Spring dentist will position and fasten the new, permanent crown to the tooth with a special dental adhesive.
I might need a dental crown; how do I start?
If you’re considering restoring the function, health, and appearance of your smile with a dental crown, it’s time to meet Dr. LeBlanc for a consultation. Contact our office to speak to one of our friendly office members and schedule an appointment.