Dental crowns, also known as dental caps, are recommended to restore teeth that have sustained significant damage. A crown is specially designed to fit your damaged tooth perfectly, covering it entirely, starting at the gumline, to restore its original shape and size and protect against any further damage. Our dentist may recommend a crown to:
- Protect your tooth following a root canal
- Anchor and attach a dental bridge
- Cover and complete a dental implant
- Improve the appearance of your teeth and smile
- Improve misshapen teeth
- Strengthen teeth that are fractured or weak
- Support teeth with large fillings and little remaining natural tooth structure
Crowns may be made of several materials, including gold, porcelain and porcelain fused to metal. Porcelain crowns are popular and are most frequently used in modern dentistry as they match the natural color and appearance of your teeth. Our dentist will discuss your options with you during your initial consultation to determine which type of crown is right for you.
Dental crowns typically take two appointments to complete. At your first appointment our dentist will take impressions and prepare your teeth to receive the crowns. Temporary caps may be provided to protect your teeth until your final crowns are ready. At your second appointment our dentist will check to ensure that the crowns fit properly before bonding them to your teeth.
We invite you to call Premier Dental Studio of Katy at 281-271-5100 to set up an appointment with Dr. Angela Ishak and learn more about dental crowns in Katy, Texas.