Crowns: Getting Back To Basics

Have you ever wondered about dental crowns, hopped online, and found yourself faced with some advanced information that doesn’t really help you at all? When you’re new to this restorative treatment to protect your teeth, what you want is some introductory details that will help you thoroughly grasp what a crown is, who needs it, why, and more. We are happy to present you with the quick, basic facts you’re hoping to uncover!

The Body Of A Crown

The body of a crown is the best place to start. What is a dental crown and what does it look like? A crown looks like your tooth. Only, it doesn’t have anything in the middle (it’s hollow). It’s a shell that fits over your natural tooth’s crown (the part that you see sticking out past your gum tissue).

The Material Used

We use either porcelain or zirconia for our dental crowns. These are lifelike materials. Porcelain is appropriate for front teeth. For the teeth in the back that need to be even stronger for daily load-bearing from speaking and chewing, zirconia is exceptional! We can customize this material by carefully crafting its shape and matching its shade to your smile’s needs.

The “Why” Factor

Why do you need this dental crown? You need it to protect your tooth. This might be to stop it from becoming more damaged and breaking or to restore structure after it’s already become severely damaged. Common factors include: You received a root canal and your tooth needs a crown, your tooth is cracked and needs a crown, you have a bad cavity and need a crown, your tooth is broken but we can save it with a crown.

Ask Us Your Crown Questions Today!

There’s no use attempting to make assumptions. Instead, if you have questions about any service, including dental crowns, feel free to ask, so we can offer you the details you need to feel educated and excited! Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.