Dental crowns can be used to repair damaged teeth or in conjunction with dental implants to replace missing teeth. While the primary function of dental crowns is restoration, they can also be used for cosmetic purposes to create a cohesive, natural-looking smile. Dr. Anthony Dillard has years of experience helping patients address their dental needs and goals and can design a customized treatment plan to help you achieve your ideal smile. Our team is dedicated to providing high-quality care for patients in Carrollton, TX. We work with world-class dental laboratories to create personalized restorations that are designed to blend seamlessly with your smile.
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What are Dental Crowns?
A dental crown acts as a "cap," which is cemented to the tooth to conceal damage above the gum line. It can address various issues, including decay, trauma, or prolonged wear and tear. These restorations can also support teeth with fillings or stabilize dental bridges. Dental crowns can completely transform your tooth by improving its:
- Overall appearance
For durable, long-lasting results, we offer crowns made of porcelain fused to metal, zirconia, or IPS e.max®. After examining your smile and reviewing your cosmetic goals, our team can help you determine which material best suits your needs.
Is a Dental Crown Right for Me?
You may be a candidate for a dental crown if you have one or more compromised teeth. Teeth that are broken, cracked, or decayed can harbor bacteria, affecting your overall dental health. For this reason, it is of the utmost importance to address these issues promptly to save as much of the original tooth structure as possible.
If a tooth is severely damaged and requires extraction, a dental crown may be used in conjunction with a dental implant for natural-looking, long-lasting results. While crowns are primarily used for restorative purposes, they may be also be used to meet your cosmetic goals. For patients with intrinsic, or inner dental staining, crowns can mask significant discoloration for a brighter smile.
Dr. Dillard is the local trusted professional for dental crown placement. He is known for making superior crowns that provide unparalleled fit, durability, and natural-looking aesthetic.
Placing Your Restoration
Depending on your oral health needs, Dr. Dillard may be able to place your custom restoration in as little as two appointments. To begin treatment, the tooth must first be prepared. Dr. Dillard will gently remove damaged sections of the tooth and reshape the remaining structure. This process can ensure that your restoration fits comfortably in your smile. Once the tooth has been modified, we can take impressions of your bite. We can then create a model of your smile, which our trusted dental laboratory will use to craft your customized crown. This process may take as few as two days but can take up to two weeks depending on scheduling and your budget.
When your restoration is ready, we can check to ensure a secure fit and make any necessary adjustments. If no modifications are needed, we can then attach the crown using dental cement. Dr. Dillard strives to provide unparalleled fit, durability, and natural-looking aesthetics.
Service You Can Trust
With years of experience, Dr. Dillard provides our patients with affordable, quality care they can trust. If you are suffering from a damaged tooth, contact us online or call us at (972) 394-1492 to find out if a dental crown is right for you.