Dental Crowns in Odessa, TX
Dental crowns are one of the most frequently performed dental procedures. Dental crowns can alleviate tooth and bite problems and help maintain proper chewing functions. Crowns are often recommended for extremely large fillings, root canals, a cracked tooth, or for covering a discolored or misshapen tooth.
How Dental Crowns Work
Dental crowns are fitted to cover and protect an existing tooth. Once properly fitted, color matched, modeled, and shaped, the crown is cemented to the tooth. Dental crowns are constructed of durable materials that are long-lasting and able to withstand chewing just like natural teeth.
How Dental Crowns Are Installed
Your dentist will need to prepare the existing tooth for the crown. This requires the use of a dental drill and bur that will file the exterior surface of the tooth. In some instances, such as a large cavity, there is not enough existing tooth to support a crown so the dentist will have to create a crown buildup.
Next, the dentist will create an impression of the tooth to create a mold. The mold is used to make the crown to the appropriate size and shape. The dentist will ensure the crown fits correctly and will check your bite. The final step is to permanently cement the crown in place and once it is installed; it essentially serves the same purpose of a permanent tooth.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
The versatility of a crown can prove beneficial in protecting a tooth filling, correcting a chipped tooth, and preventing other teeth from shifting. They help restore the function and integrity of your teeth and look completely natural.
If you would like to learn more about dental crowns in Odessa and see if they are right for your smile, schedule an appointment with our office today.
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