Dental Crowns in Frisco, TX
The goal of our practice is to help your smile and teeth look and feel as normal as possible. We build custom restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.
We often find a patient’s tooth damaged beyond the scope of repair and use porcelain crowns to make the smile appear as appealing as possible.
The use of porcelain crowns is a highly reliable technique for repairing severe dental complications and, at times, for permanent replacement of missing teeth, allowing patients to achieve a more complete smile and functional bite.
Use and Life of a Crown
A dental crown is a highly reliable and suitable treatment for major dental problems that could be caused by any number of issues, such as when accidental damage has occurred, resulting in lost teeth; when a tooth has broken away through excessive wear; or as the result of old fillings breaking down. Such major problems can be corrected using our techniques.
Many patients feel pain in their back teeth, which is typically due to hairline cracks along the chewing portion of the tooth. Placing a dental crown relieves most pain and allows the return of full dental function. Porcelain crowns and bridges are suitable in cases where veneers are not. For patients with root canal fillings, a dental crown can help prevent further damage.
Benefits of dental crowns:
- Support misshapen teeth or broken teeth
- Appear completely natural
- Fix “smile” defects
- Replace missing teeth and gaps in your smile
What to Expect to Fit a Dental Crown
The actual fitting of your dental crown will require at least two visits to our office. During the first visit, our staff will remove decay, make any shape changes required, and fit the tooth with either a plastic or metal temporary crown. We will then make an impression of both the tooth being crowned and the surrounding teeth. This impression will be used by our custom dental lab to construct your final permanent crown.
During your following visit, the temporary crown will be removed, and your final crown will be properly fitted and placed. We will cement your crown into its final place, and you will again have a beautiful tooth.
Our dentist is well known for exceptional work and uses the most advanced technology to perform these procedures for long-term correcting of major dental complications. We only use high-grade materials and stand by our work.
Dental Crowns at Redemption Dental Frisco
Dental crowns provide a durable biting surface and restore the appearance of teeth with damage caused from decay or trauma, root canal therapy, or other aesthetic issues. Our dentist Dr. Amy Sojourner-Critz’s custom-created crowns are made to look like your natural teeth so that they blend in with your entire mouth. Our process for placing a dental crown requires two visits. For your benefit and information, we have summarized the steps below.
We will begin by numbing the tooth and surrounding gum tissue with an anesthetic. Then we remove the outer surface of your tooth on all sides and top in order to create room for your crown. Occasionally there isn’t enough tissue to support the crown, so we create a foundation for it with a crown buildup.
Our team will make an impression of your prepared tooth for our dental lab to use as a model to create your dental crown. Creating the dental crown typically takes two to three weeks, so our dentist will cover your exposed tooth with a temporary crown to protect it from further damage while exposed.
During your second appointment, we remove the temporary crown and make precise adjustments to the permanent crown to ensure a proper fit and bite. We then use a special cement to attach the crown to your tooth permanently. After the cement cures, your new crown is firmly attached and ready for use. You are now ready to enjoy your new smile.
With a new custom dental crown from Redemption Dental Frisco, your tooth’s appearance and function will be fully restored, and you can chew, speak, and smile without worry. Caring for your crown is the same as caring for your natural teeth. You should brush and floss regularly, as well as attend your routine dental visits. As a precaution, do not bite or chew on any extremely hard foods or objects as this may damage the crown and your natural teeth.