Restore Your Teeth with a Dental Crown

Restore Your Teeth with a Dental Crown

Highlight Family Dentistry is dedicated to ensuring our valued patients enjoy long-term healthy smiles. We are pleased to offer dental crowns to restore your smile’s health, function, and natural appearance. Our skilled dentists use cutting-edge technology and the highest-quality materials to deliver aesthetic and durable restorations. Here is a look at dental crowns and what they can do for you. 

What Are Dental Crowns?

A dental crown is a custom “cap” that covers the visible parts of a weak or damaged tooth, providing strength, protection, or cosmetic enhancement. At Highlight Family Dentistry, we offer a variety of crown materials carefully crafted to match the color, size, and shape of your natural teeth. 

Here is a look at some of the reasons you may require a dental crown: 

  • To cover a tooth with extensive decay or a large filling
  • To preserve a severely damaged tooth 
  • To hold together the pieces of a chipped or fractured tooth
  • To strengthen a tooth after a root canal treatment
  • To support a dental bridge
  • To cover a dental implant
  • To improve the function of your bite
  • To restore a worn, misaligned, gapped, or otherwise damaged tooth
  • To enhance the shape, color, and overall appearance of a tooth

What Is the Dental Crown Procedure?

Placing a dental crown requires two appointments in most cases. The first is for preparation, and the second is a crown placement visit. 

We will start by numbing the area with the help of a local anesthetic and remove decayed or damaged parts of the tooth. Next, we will shape the affected tooth to make room for your new dental crowns. We will take impressions of the area to provide our local dental lab with the information needed to create your new aesthetic crown. A temporary crown will help protect your prepared tooth while you wait. 

When your permanent crown is ready, which can take a week or two, we will ask you to return to our dental office. We will check your restoration to ensure it provides the best possible fit and color match and then cement it in place. The last step is making any adjustments needed for your comfort and polishing your new restoration. Once in place, your new crown will look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. 

How Should You Care for Your New Dental Crown?

Caring for a new dental crown is like caring for a natural tooth. Good oral hygiene, including regular brushing and flossing, is critical for maintaining healthy teeth and restorations. We also recommend avoiding biting down on hard objects or foods or using your teeth as tools. That way, you don’t accidentally chip or crack your dental crown or natural teeth. 

If you have any discomfort or notice changes in how your crown fits, don’t wait. Contact Highlight Family Dentistry to schedule an appointment. Treating any concerns right away will help ensure your restoration continues to enhance your oral health and your smile. 

Even if you have no oral health problems, it’s important to keep up with regular dental checkups and cleanings every six months. Our team at Highlight Family Dentistry of Hutto will ensure your oral health and restorations stay in tip-top shape. 

Dental Crowns Near Me

Contact Highlight Family Dentistry of Hutto, TX, to learn more about restoring your smile’s health, function, and natural appearance with a dental crown. Our dedicated team is committed to ensuring our valued patients are cared for at the highest level. Call us at (512) 886-2644 to schedule your appointment, or book one online today!