If one of your teeth becomes damaged or badly decayed, Dr. Chet B. Hawkins may recommend a dental crown in Houston, Texas, to return your tooth to its former glory. A dental crown is a custom-made cap that is placed over a tooth to restore its strength, shape, size, and appearance.
A dental crown may be recommended for your smile if your tooth is:
– Is weak or cracked
– Is broken
– Is severely worn
– Is misshaped or badly stained
– Has a large filling without much tooth structure left
Before placing a dental crown, our dentist will first examine the tooth and take X-rays of the tooth’s root and the surrounding area. Your tooth will then be numbed so that it can be prepared and shaped for the crown. An impression of the tooth is then made so that your crown can be custom made. A shade will also be selected that closely matches that of your natural teeth.
Once your dental crown is complete, our dentist will check the fit and color. If everything is as it should be, the new dental crown is permanently cemented into place.
If you have any questions about dental crowns and what they can do for your smile, or if you would like to set up an appointment, please contact our dental office today.