Dental crowns are an essential dental restoration option that can enhance both the appearance and functionality of your teeth. A dental crown, sometimes called a dental cap, is a custom-made prosthetic that fits over a damaged or weakened tooth. Crafted from durable materials such as porcelain, ceramic, or metal alloys, dental crowns are designed to replicate the natural look and feel of your original tooth.
Some reasons for receiving a dental crown can include protecting a tooth from extensive tooth decay, restoring a fractured tooth or placing over a dental implant or root canal. Dental crowns provide structural support preventing further damage, and improving your ability to bite and chew comfortably.
Our dentist and team prioritize precision and aesthetics when it comes to creating dental crowns. Dr. Cristina Anderson will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth, utilizing advanced technology to ensure an accurate fit and color match.
Receiving a dental crown usually takes two visits. During the first visit, any decay is removed from the original tooth before it is reshaped to accommodate the crown. Impressions are taken, which are then sent to our dental laboratory for crown fabrication. In the meantime, a temporary crown is placed to protect the tooth. On your second visit, the permanent crown is carefully fitted, adjusted and cemented in place.
With proper oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups, dental crowns can last for many years, providing you with a functional and aesthetically pleasing smile. If you are considering receiving a dental crown in Brownsville, Texas, call us at 956-542-2000 to discuss your specific needs. Your journey toward a healthier, more confident smile starts here!