A damaged, broken, or misshapen tooth can affect your day-to-day well-being, causing discomfort and making you hesitant to smile and laugh.
At Pendergrass & Wilkie Dentistry, we can craft a custom-made dental crown to fully restore your tooth in one appointment.
Why do so many patients choose to have porcelain crowns placed at our dentistry practice in Amarillo, TX?
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What Happens during Dental Crown Treatment?
Benefits of Crowns
Repair Your Natural Teeth
A dental crown, or cap, covers the entire exposed surface of your tooth, protecting it from further decay or damage that could require a tooth extraction. Following a serious infection or tooth fracture, a crown can preserve your tooth structure as best as possible. If you do require extraction, we can secure a crown to a dental implant.
Today's dental crowns are made from medical-grade dental ceramic or zirconia that is made to withstand pressure just like a natural tooth. Typically, crowns can last more than a decade before needing to be replaced by our dentists. However, patients must maintain good oral hygiene and visit the dentist twice a year.
Step-By-Step The Dental Crown Treatment Process
We might recommend a same-day or traditional crown, which takes about a week to be fabricated.
Same-Day Dental Crowns
We are proud to use CEREC technology at our Amarillo office. This advanced dental system enables us to take digital impressions of the treatment area, design a custom crown using the system's software, and fabricate the crown out of a solid block of porcelain.
The great benefit of this option is that it allows our dental patients to undergo dental crown treatment in just one appointment.
Dental Crown FAQs
What Conditions Can Porcelain Crowns Treat?
Crowns can treat teeth that have been damaged by large cavities, root canal infection, severe tooth wear, or tooth breakage. They can also be attached to a dental implant to replace a single missing tooth.
How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?
Porcelain, zirconia, and metal crowns can last 15 years or more with proper aftercare. Brushing the teeth twice a day, flossing the teeth daily, and seeing the dentist every six months are key elements of good oral health and hygiene.
Can Dental Crowns Be Placed on the Front Teeth?
Dental crowns can be placed on the front teeth. When crafting crowns for this highly visible area of the smile, we will make every effort to craft a restoration that looks as natural as possible. This may involve the use of high-quality materials and fabrication at our trusted lab.
Will I Experience Pain during Treatment?
Patients will not experience discomfort during treatment because we administer local anesthetic to completely numb the area. If anything, treatment relieves pain that the patient may have experienced due to a cavity or root canal infection.
Will I Experience Pain after Treatment?
After treatment, patients may experience slight sensitivity; this can be alleviated with over-the-counter pain medication. You should also avoid chewing in the treated area for a couple of days.
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