dental crowns

Long-Lasting Dental Crowns in Crowley, TX

Protect your teeth and improve your smile. Reach out to Simple Dental at (817)865-5333 for high-quality dental crowns today. 

Healthy, natural tooth structures provide the best defense against dental spacing issues, bone loss, and other difficulties. When natural teeth decay or become damaged, cosmetic dentistry offers several different procedures that restore the tooth structure. One of the most widely known restorative procedures, dental crowns are affordable, safe, and durable.

At Simple Dental, we’re experts in general, emergency, and cosmetic dentistry. We’re your one-stop source for restorative dental techniques such as dental crowns in Crowley, TX. Our comprehensive services restore underlying tooth structures to perfect health before fitting them with natural, long-lasting crowns.

To learn more about the process behind dental crowns, keep reading or reach out to our friendly staff today.

illustration of a dental crown procedure

What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental professionals design dental crowns to provide permanent, aesthetically pleasing protection for underlying natural teeth. 

At Simple Dental, we construct our custom crowns with either ceramic or CEREC technology. Ceramic crowns require an extra waiting process and a fitting of a temporary crown. With CEREC technology, our dentists can complete your dental crowns in one day. 

Some dental professionals construct crowns out of other materials. At Simple Dental, we find ceramic and CEREC technology provide the most natural-looking results and flexible pricing options for differing budgets. 

With good oral hygiene and regular dental checkups, crowns can last for decades. Speak with your dentist to decide which crown technology is best for your dental needs. 

How Dental Crowns Work

Like many dental procedures, dental crown services begin with a thorough dental examination. During this initial step, the dentist takes dental x-rays and performs a physical inspection of the tooth. For teeth with extensive decay, either fillings or a root canal procedure prepares the tooth for the crown cap. 

If the tooth, roots, gum, and jaw structures are healthy, the dentist will begin the dental crown process. If you have a prominent tooth structure above the gum line, the dentist will reshape it to prepare it for the crown fitting. The dentist uses a filling material to “build up” the tooth to support a crown for teeth with significant damage. 

Next, the dental professional takes an impression of the target tooth. Typically, this process utilizes a dental-grade putty to capture the shape of the remaining tooth accurately. Depending on tooth placement, availability, and other conditions, a digital scan of the affected tooth may be preferable. Accurate scans or impressions of the tooth above and below the gum line provide an ideal template for crowns that fit well. 

For traditional ceramic crowns, the waiting period spans two to three weeks. The dentist fits the affected tooth with a temporary crown that lasts during the waiting period. During this time, the lab creates a custom-fitting ceramic dental crown.

Patients who receive temporary fillings must protect the tooth, the temporary filling, and the surrounding area from damage or bacteria while the lab creates the permanent crown.

Once the dentist receives the completed crown from the lab, the patient returns for a fitting. Follow-up appointments address any discomfort or other issues. 

For CEREC crowns, patients receive their permanent crown during the same business day. Using comprehensive scans of the mouth and affected tooth, a specialized machine mills an exact, expertly-fitting tooth from a block of solid ceramic. Next, the dentist bonds the crown to the target tooth. Like traditional crowns, a patient may schedule follow-up appointments to address any potential, but unlikely, discomfort. 

Benefits of Professional Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are an excellent repair solution for broken, damaged, or compromised teeth. While crowns carry a higher price tag than simple fillings or extractions, these coverings offer significant advantages, including: 

  • Preservation of the natural tooth structure
  • Prevention of bone loss
  • Increased protection from bacterial infection
  • A natural appearance
  • Effective repairs with minimally invasive techniques
  • Fast, tailor-made repairs with CEREC
  • And more

Bring any questions to our friendly staff today to hear more about the benefits of a quality, affordable dental crown.

Affordable Dental Crowns in Crowley, TX

Strong, healthy teeth make all the difference in our day-to-day lives. Durable teeth allow us to chew, speak clearly, smile with confidence, and so much more. Crowns stand out in cosmetic dentistry as a middle-ground between tooth damage and extraction or dental implants. These custom ceramic solutions allow patients to keep their natural teeth without compromising on comfort, aesthetics, or safety. 

At Simple Dental, we proudly provide full-spectrum dental services, including dental, emergency, and cosmetic procedures. Take your smile to the next level by choosing our practice for your dental crowns in Crowley, TX. Call (817)865-5333 to get started today.