At Lutke Dental, a dental crown is a tooth-shaped restoration placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. They are usually used after a restorative procedure such as a root canal. A crown can also be used for cosmetic reasons to cover a tooth that is severely discolored or misshapen. Most dentists recommend a crown after a filling if there is still enough of the tooth to sustain it. The crown restores the tooth to its natural function and strength while preventing it from breaking further.
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped coverings placed over a tooth to restore function, size, and appearance. This treatment is used to strengthen a damaged tooth or cover a tooth that has a large cavity. A dental crown can restore its natural strength and beauty if your tooth is cracked, decayed, or damaged from an injury.
A dental crown not only improves the appearance of your smile, but it can also protect your teeth from further damage. Taking care of a chipped or broken tooth immediately is essential to avoid injury. While fillings and bondings may repair minor damage to a tooth, they do not provide the strength and durability that a crown can.
A dental crown is an ideal treatment option if a weakened tooth needs extra support. They are custom-made to fit your mouth perfectly and last for many years with proper maintenance.
Practice good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing daily to best care for your dental crown. You should also schedule regular visits to your dentist for checkups and cleanings. During your visit, we can ensure that your dental crown is not damaged or loose and evaluate your oral health.
Dental crowns are custom-made to fit over the tooth and cover the entire chewing surface, restoring its strength and natural shape. The crown is placed directly over your tooth to protect it from further damage or decay. Utilizing cutting-edge technology, such as computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM), this process allows our skilled dentists to create customized crowns within a single appointment, eliminating the need for multiple visits. The initial step involves preparing the tooth by removing any decay or damage before shaping it to accommodate the crown. A digital impression is then taken using an intraoral scanner, providing precise measurements that are fed into a computer system. Utilizing advanced software, these digital impressions are transformed into 3D virtual models, allowing dentists to meticulously design crowns that seamlessly blend with adjacent teeth in terms of shape and color. Once finalized, this design is sent to our in-office milling machine, where a block of ceramic material is carved into a perfectly fitted crown right before your eyes. Expertly crafted from high-quality materials known for their durability and natural appearance, these chairside restorations ensure optimal strength while mimicking the aesthetics of natural teeth flawlessly - resulting in smiles that look both beautiful and functional all at once!
A crown protects weak teeth from breaking, masks discoloration, and restores broken or misshapen teeth. For the best dental care tailored to your needs, visit Lutke Dental at 5045 Lorimar Dr #110, Plano, TX 75093, or call (972) 378-4141.