How Do Dental Crowns Work?

dental hygienist that is showing a patient an x-ray where she will need dental crownsDental crowns work in connection with dental bridges to restore damaged teeth. This can make it easier for you to eat and it can fix your unsightly grin. An experienced dentist has to create these dental tools and place them so they can look natural. Lee Trevino Dental has extensive experience with dental crowns and we can provide you with a crown that looks just like your natural teeth and that restores your appearance and ability to eat easily.

How do Dental Crowns Work?

Dental crowns put a cover or cap on a damaged tooth. If multiple teeth are missing, you can use these and bridges to close those gaps. Crowns come in a variety of different materials. Many people choose ceramic or porcelain caps to ensure a natural look. You can also get caps of stainless steel. During the procedure, the dentist will place a crown over the designated tooth. Over time, it will look and feel just like a natural tooth.

The Dental Crown Proceduredentist about to start working on a smiling patient

Typically, if you need a dental crown, you will have to make two visits to the dentist. In your first visit, your dentist will check that the designated tooth can support the crown. The existing tooth will be filed down so it can be prepared. Or, the dentist will fill the tooth with a large enough filling to attach the dental instrument. As a result, the tooth the crown will cover will now be the correct shape and size to host the crown. Then, an impression of that tooth and the surrounding ones is made so it can be produced to fit. Then, on your second visit, it is attached to the tooth.

Contact a Dentist Today

If you need dental crowns, Lee Trevino Dental can help you. We have extensive experience putting crowns on patients in and around El Paso. Contact us today to learn more about how we can use crowns to help make your smile beautiful again.

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