Dental Crowns – Sachse, TX
Restore a Healthy, Beautiful Smile
Your teeth are designed to last for a lifetime, but they can be damaged or fall out over the years. We offer a variety of restorative services to repair or replace compromised teeth. At Sachse Family Dentistry, our skilled dentist, Dr. Rottman and his team will work with you to renew a beautiful, functional smile with dental crowns in Sachse. We’ll repair your smile to preserve as much healthy structure as possible.
Do I Need a Dental Crown?
Crowns are restorations crafted to fit over the top of teeth down to the gum line. We may recommend dental crowns to repair teeth following significant tooth decay, dental damage or wear, root canal therapy, or breaks and fractures. They are versatile, allowing them to also be used to cover cosmetic imperfections, like dark tooth discoloration or an abnormal appearance.
It’s not uncommon for crowns to be used along with other procedures as well, like fixed bridges, which involve a row of dental crowns fused together to replace one or more consecutive missing teeth. The bridge is held in place by reshaping the adjacent teeth to bond dental crowns over them.
What Can I Expect?
You’ll first need an initial consultation with your dentist in Sachse to ensure a dental crown is the best option to rehabilitate your smile. Dr. Rottman will create a customized treatment plan, which will take 2 appointments to complete.
During the initial visit, we’ll prepare the tooth, capture bite impressions for the lab, and place a temporary crown because it can take the dental lab a couple of weeks to craft your restoration. Once we receive our final crown or bridge, you’ll need to come back to our office to exchange the temporary for your custom restoration.
It’s normal for your tooth to be a bit tender for a few days, but your discomfort will dissipate within a few days. You can use an over-the-counter pain reliever to help manage it. It’s best to stick to a soft diet for a few days until you get used to chewing with your new restoration.
How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?
Dental crowns are an investment because they can last for a decade or longer with the right aftercare. You can help promote how long your restoration lasts by following a few tips:
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a nonabrasive toothpaste to brush your teeth.
- Brush for at least 2-minutes twice per day.
- Floss every night before going to bed.
- Wear an athletic mouthguard if you play sports.
- Don’t use your teeth as tools.
- Don’t chew on inedible objects.
- Don’t chew overly hard or sticky foods.
- Visit your dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and checkup.
Rebuild Your Smile Today
If you have damaged or missing teeth, you can restore your smile back to its previous state with all-ceramic restorations. We’ll ensure your crown or bridge matches your natural teeth to blend in when you smile. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.