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When Are Dental Crowns Necessary for My Smile?

Wondering if a dental crown is a must for your smile? Here at Choice Austin Dental we perform them regularly, so we can let you know! Read on as we explain the importance of dental crowns, and let you know who needs one.

What Is a Crown?

A crown is literally a ceramic cap that goes over the existing tooth to protect and preserve it. With a crown, the tooth will be restored to its natural shape and size, and you’ll be able to chew and speak just as you would with the natural tooth.

What do Dental Crowns Address?

Crowns are versatile; there are a number of reasons why you might need one. Common reasons include a large cavity that can’t be addressed by a filling; a cracked or worn tooth; a root canal procedure; or a discolored or misshapen tooth.

The Dental Crown Procedure

If you’re looking at a dental crown in your future, here’s what you can expect of the procedure. We start by designing your custom crown based on impressions of the tooth. Once the restoration is back from the off-site lab, we will have you back to the office to fit the crown. Before placing it, the dentist may reshape the tooth for a perfect fit. A strong dental adhesive is then used to adhere the crown to the tooth. Once applied, no special care or attention is needed. But it is imperative that you keep up with a comprehensive oral care routine including brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits.

Restorative Dental Solutions in North Austin, Texas

Here at Choice Austin Dental, we offer much more than just dental crowns. When you come in to meet with Dr. Hafernik, he will work with you to find the restoration that best suits your unique needs. To learn more about our comprehensive offerings and to schedule your consultation, give us a call or stop by our website.

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