A crown fully covers most or all of a tooth. It is needed when a tooth has broken, has visible cracks that may lead to fracture or, when a large filling has failed.
The jaw muscles are some of the strongest in our body causing teeth to endure great stress while chewing and speaking. A crown helps brace weakened teeth and provide a degree of protection. That’s why a crown is recommended after root canal treatment, especially in molar teeth.
While a broken and/or cracked tooth is a complex matter, a crown is a helpful treatment to restore teeth for years to come.
Usually two appointments are needed to restore a tooth with a crown. But, with state-of-the-art milling technology at the Garden Ridge Center for Dentistry, many times a “same day” crown can be fabricated and delivered in our office in one appointment.
Some cases may still require more than one appointment, and the technology of a licensed dental laboratory but, our skilled doctors will advise what’s possible and best for you!