About Dental Crowns
To repair and protect chipped teeth, discolored enamel, considerable decay, and different issues, dental crowns sit over the visible portion of the tooth. At Waterside Dental Care in Richmond, TX, crowns (also known as caps) are tough, lasting covers that fit closely over the visible portion of the tooth to cover where a dental cavity is too sizeable to be fixed with a regular filling or if a tooth is damaged and must have protection. Crowns can also be helpful to conceal a different color tooth or adding stability to a dental bridge. Crowns by our dentists at Waterside Dental Care can be metal, porcelain, or ceramic, according to the location of the crown. The back teeth typically are helped by the increased strength of metal, but the front teeth look more natural with porcelain or ceramic crowns, which are dyed to be the same as the patient's natural teeth.
"Me and my daughter our patients and enjoy are visit with Waterside Dental. My 11 year old has gone to different dentist offices and has always been scared to go for her visits. But with waterside dental she feels comfortable and likes to come to them and has no fears to her visits. Her tooth Extraction went great as her first time visit as a new patient."- S.T. / Google / Jan 28, 2020
"Sarah was simply brilliant. Took away my coffee and tea stains. Couldn’t be any happier. Thank you Ms Sarah."- I.C. / Google / Dec 12, 2019
"I was impressed with how thorough they are. Great service and very friendly staff!"- M.S. / Google / Nov 23, 2019
"friendly efficiency."- C.P. / Google / Oct 26, 2019
"I have been a new patient for about one month and have had three appts in that time. After my initial exam and X-ray I went back for my cleaning and one cavity. About two weeks later I had a Torus Mandibular erupt through the gum, rough boney protrusion, during the weekend. I called first thing Monday morning and the dentist was able to see me later that day. The problem was taken care at that time. The reception staff has been very nice and polite. The Dentist and her dental assistants are also very friendly and professional. I have no complaints."- M.S. / Yelp / Sep 30, 2019
What to Expect
To make a personalized crown, our dentists first ready the tooth by filing off a slender layer of enamel, and then taking digital X-rays and molds of the tooth, which will be taken to the nearest dental lab. A temporary crown may be used to cover the tooth while the permanent, custom crown is being made. As soon as the permanent, custom crown is returned to Waterside Dental Care in Richmond, TX, our dentists will carefully fit and set the crown on top of the tooth. Our dentists will alter the crown for a more comfortable fit.
Some patients will feel brief tenderness or sensitivity to hot and cold, although most patients will not feel any soreness after the crown is placed. With ideal home care and routine dental cleanings and exams, a dental cap will stay in place for anywhere from 10 - 40 years, depending on the material and placement of the crown. Some patients may have a cavity or infection will develop below the crown, which will need a root canal treatment or a different procedure.
If the dental cap is regarded as essential for the patient's health, dental insurance companies may cover some or most of the bill, so our office staff at Waterside Dental Care in Richmond, TX will talk with the insurance to estimate their coverage and then the patient's portion of the costs. Estimated billing, payment options, and financing plans are available at our office in Richmond, TX and can be talked about during the patient's meeting with our dentists.
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Strengthen and Protect
A crown may be used to cover a broken or decayed tooth, plus it can camouflage a discoloration or cosmetic flaw. To help the appearance or health of a single tooth, schedule a consultation with our dentists at Waterside Dental Care in Richmond, TX and determine if a dental cap is a good option for your needs.
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