At Thousand Oaks Dental, we specialize in restoring smiles! We offer a range of therapeutic dental solutions to help you achieve a healthier, happier smile. From root canal therapy to dental crowns, our team of experienced professionals is here in San Antonio, Texas, to give you quality, personalized care.
We ensure that your restorative treatments are as comfortable and effective as possible. So, if you’re looking for the best place to improve the health and appearance of your teeth, you will find it at Thousand Oaks Dental.
What Are Dental Crowns?
We’re here today to discuss dental crowns: what they are, why you might need one, and what the process entails. Dental crowns are a popular and standard restorative procedure and for a good reason. We want to give our patients a thorough understanding of this process so they can make informed decisions about their dental health.
Dental crowns are “caps” placed over a damaged tooth to restore size, shape, and function. They can be made from various materials, including porcelain, ceramic, or metal, and are custom-made to fit over the tooth. Crowns can be used to address many dental issues, including:
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Severely decayed teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Teeth that have undergone root canal therapy
- To cover a dental implant
Why Get a Dental Crown?
Dr. Thompson may recommend a dental crown if you have significant dental damage or decay that we cannot address with a filling. We often use crowns when the tooth is too damaged for a filling but not damaged enough to require extraction. We can also use them to protect a weak tooth, hold a dental bridge in place, or enhance the appearance of a misshapen tooth.
The process of getting a dental crown typically requires two appointments. During the first appointment, our team will prepare the damaged tooth by removing the damaged portion and shaping it to fit the crown. We will then take an impression of your teeth to create a mold for the crown. We will fit you with a temporary crown while the permanent one is being made. In the second appointment, we will remove the temporary crown and place the permanent crown in place using specialized dental cement.
The cost of dental crowns can vary depending on a few factors, like the material used for the crown and any additional procedures necessary before the crown can be placed. We strive to provide affordable dental care without sacrificing quality. We believe dental care should be accessible to everyone, and we make every effort to ensure our prices are fair and transparent.
And dental crowns can last a long time. The length of time varies for each patient depending on their dental hygiene habits and the material used for the crown. However, on average, dental crowns can last 10-15 years with proper care.
Caring for Your Dental Crown
Once your dental crown is in place, taking good care of it is essential to ensure its longevity. Practice good oral hygiene, including regular brushing and flossing, to keep your crowned tooth and surrounding teeth healthy. Avoid hard or chewy foods that could damage your crown, and avoid using your teeth to open packages or bottles. Regular dental checkups are also important to ensure the crown is still in good condition and functioning correctly.
Thousand Oaks Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are a standard and effective restorative procedure in dentistry, and Thousand Oaks Dental is here to help you understand the process involved. If you need a dental crown or have any questions, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with Dr. Precious Thompson and her team. We’re committed to helping our patients achieve optimal oral health and providing the best care possible. Thank you for reading, and we hope to see you soon at Thousand Oaks Dental.