There are different reasons you may need a dental crown, such as a root canal or severely decayed teeth. Our dentists at Menta Dentistry may suggest a crown to restore your smile, and Dr. Labbe, Dr. Staat, and their associate dentists can customize dental crowns to match your teeth with our digital impression technology. We invite you to contact us today at 956-242-0223 to learn more about dental crowns in Laredo, Texas.
Dental crowns, or caps, are used to restore teeth that are broken or have sustained significant dame or decay. Crowns are custom-designed to fit over the entire visible portion of your tooth in order to restore its shape, size, and appearance. Crowns also work to prevent further damage from occurring. Some of the reasons why you may receive a dental crown include:
- To protect a tooth following a root canal
- To anchor a dental bridge
- To cover an implant post
- To strength a tooth that is fractured or weakened
- To support a large filling when the tooth structure is severely compromised
- To improve the shape and appearance of a tooth
Dental crowns may be made from several types of materials, including gold, porcelain, porcelain fused to metal and other tooth-colored materials. Porcelain crowns are an especially popular option, as porcelain closely matches the natural color and appearance of your tooth.
It typically takes two appointments to complete your treatment. Our dentists will first clean and prepare the tooth to receive the crown. An impression will be taken, which will be used to create your custom crown. You will be provided with a temporary crown to cover the tooth while your custom restoration is being made. After your crown is created, you will return for a second appointment and our dentists will place the crown, check that it fits correctly, and bond it in place.
For more information about dental crowns and to schedule your consultation with our dentists, contact our office today!