Crowns

William D. Davies, DDS

General Dentist located in Pasadena, TX

Dental crowns are a popular cosmetic treatment that strengthens a tooth and improves its appearance. If you have a damaged, weak, or decayed tooth, a dental crown can restore your tooth’s function. Talk to William D. Davies, DDS, and his team in Pasadena, Texas, to find out if dental crowns are right for you. Make an appointment today by calling the office or booking online.

Crowns Q & A

What are dental crowns?

A dental crown is a cap that covers a tooth that has suffered decay or damage. Crowns are tooth-shaped, and they restore a tooth’s shape, size, or strength to help keep your mouth healthy. A crown is a permanent dental treatment Dr. Davies cements in place.

Crowns completely cover the treated tooth, beginning at your gumline. They can be made from a variety of materials, including stainless steel or other metals, resin, or ceramic. Most crowns are the color of natural teeth, so they’re unnoticeable.

While crowns primarily treat adult teeth, they can be a treatment option for children who still have their baby teeth.

If your child has a tooth that has severely decayed, or he or she is at high risk for tooth decay, a crown can help protect their teeth.

What do crowns treat?

A crown can strengthen and protect your tooth. It can protect a tooth weakened from decay and keep it from breaking. It can also restore a broken or cracked tooth to prevent further damage.

Crowns can be used in combination with other treatments, like dental bridges. A crown can hold a dental bridge in place and strengthen the tooth underneath. If you have a large filling, a crown can cover and support it.

Crowns can be an effective cosmetic treatment, too. A crown can cover a misshapen or discolored tooth or cover a dental implant. Because crowns look like natural teeth, other people won’t know you have one.

What is a dental crown procedure like?

When you come to Dr. Davies and his team for a dental crown, you get a personalized treatment plan. The team works with you to determine the best procedure for your needs and goals. If you get a dental crown, you can expect to have a couple of appointments at the office.

Dr. Davies begins by taking an impression of your tooth. The impression is sent to a lab and a custom crown is made.

Dr. Davies and his team prepare your tooth by removing a portion of enamel and cleaning the tooth. While the permanent crown is being created, you wear a temporary crown.

When the permanent crown comes back from the lab, you come to the office for placement. The permanent crown is cemented to your tooth in a process called dental bonding. After you get a crown, you can care for it just as you do your natural teeth.

Dental crowns help restore mouth functionality. If you suffer from damaged or decayed teeth, it’s time to learn more about crowns. Call our office or request an appointment online today to get started.