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Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are used to save a tooth that has lost too much of its hard enamel. Because cavities and decay destroy the enamel, this can expose the soft tissue and nerves underneath, which may give you a toothache.

If the cavity is small, it can be cleaned out and then filled. In some cases, however, there is not enough hard enamel left to hold a filling. Therefore, the only options are to either remove the tooth completely or place a dental crown over the entire tooth. And, if someone has a root canal, most often they also need a crown to protect the tooth.

Our dental clinic in San Antonio is equipped to effectively perform this service for you. Our highly-skilled and experienced dental team is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art, gentle, and highly sanitized dental care for you and your family

How the Dental Crowns Procedure Works

If the nerves inside the tooth are healthy, then we can use a dental crown can to save a decayed tooth. The steps are as follows:

  1. Your San Antonio dentist will make an impression of the tooth.
  2. Then we will remove any decay and shape the tooth to accept a dental crown or “cap”.
  3. At that time, we will make a temporary crown and fit it with a firm adhesive, but not a final adhesive.
  4. We will then make a final crown for you. Porcelain and gold are some popular materials to use in making final crowns.
  5. You will then make a new appointment to see your dentist and get the final crown seated.
  6. Your dentist will seat the final dental crown and bond it permanently to your tooth.

The entire procedure is performed in-house by our dental team. This makes getting a crown as convenient as possible for you.

After Your Temporary Crown is Secured

Once you have your temporary crown, it should feel just like a normal tooth. And you can eat and smile normally. It takes time and specialized equipment to make a dental crown that will last a long time. Dental crowns have to stand up to the pressure of biting and chewing, and they have to be strong.

But, do not delay in getting your final crown fitted because temporary crowns do not use a permanent adhesive. After about two weeks, you are at risk of having the temporary adhesive fail where the crown may come off. Additionally, food and saliva can get into the actual tooth and cause negative effects.

Additionally, a temporary crown can come off completely and leave your tooth exposed to decay. This can cause the tooth to have even less enamel to protect it.

We Strive to Make Your Experience a Pleasant One

Your experience at Rolling Oaks is designed to be effortless and painless from the moment you walk into our clinic until the moment you leave. We are pleased to be able to offer digital dentistry in order to make your visit more pleasant. Our team is friendly, welcoming, and ready to help you make the best of your appointment! Contact us today to schedule your Free, No-obligation Consultation!

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(210) 880-4120

19243 FM 2252, Suite 200,
Garden Ridge, Texas 78266

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