Dental Crowns in Hewitt, TX

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what are Dental Crowns?

A dental crown is a type of restoration commonly used to address a wide array of dental needs. The talented general dentists at ACE Dental of Hewitt utilize crown prosthodontics to repair moderate tooth decay, cracked or broken teeth, and other forms of tooth damage. Crowns, also called caps, cover the entire visible portion of a tooth and are customized in color, size, and shape to blend seamlessly with other teeth for a natural cosmetic appearance. In some cases, dental crowns may also be connected to single dental implants placed in the jaw to serve as a tooth replacement solution. If you need dental crowns for front teeth or have other restorative concerns, meet with one of our skilled Hewitt, TX dentists to see if a custom dental crown might meet your oral health needs.

am I a good candidate for a tooth crown?

Our dentists take a conservative approach to care and often treat minor restorative issues with dental fillings. But if a tooth has more extensive decay or damage, a crown may be the best choice. Ideal for the front and back teeth, dental crowns in Hewitt, TX may be recommended for:

  • Moderate tooth decay
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Worn or odd-shaped teeth
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Root canal-treated teeth
  • Dental bridges
  • Individual dental implants
  • Replacement of large fillings

Crowns can be made from porcelain, metal, or porcelain fused to metal materials. When you visit our Hewitt, TX practice for your consultation, we will review your options and help you choose a crown material that best matches your aesthetic goals and needs.

What is treatment for a dental crown like?

Having a tooth treated with a dental crown is typically a two-step process. We will begin by numbing your tooth with a local anesthetic; however, nitrous oxide sedation may also be provided if you feel a little nervous during dental visits. One of our experienced dentists will then clear away the damaged tooth structure and take a digital iTero® impression of the prepared tooth. This technology allows us to design the fit and shape of your crown with great precision. While your restoration is being created in a dental lab, you will wear a temporary crown over your tooth. Your new crown should arrive in our office a few weeks later. At that time, we will schedule you to return to have the temporary removed and your new crown bonded into place (or connected to an implant). Contact our office for more information on how you can get dental crowns for front teeth and back teeth.

How do I properly care for my tooth cap?

Instructions on caring for your new restoration will be provided by our team. It is essential to keep up with daily brushing and flossing habits, as the underlying tooth can still develop decay. When you visit ACE Dental of Hewitt for routine care, we will check the condition of your restoration and tooth. However, dental crowns in Hewitt, TX implemented by our team may last for several years when coupled with ideal care. Please contact us right away if your crown ever comes off or seems loose. It is best to avoid fixing it on your own, which may cause damage to your restoration or tooth structure.

Are Crowns Covered by Insurance?

Restorations, like dental crowns in Hewitt, TX, may be partially covered under a number of dental insurance policies. Before getting started, we will contact your provider to review your benefits and then determine any uncovered costs. Along with offering affordable care, ACE Dental of Hewitt accepts several budget-friendly payment options, including low-cost financing solutions. We will be happy to assist you in creating a plan that fits your needs and personal budget.

Dental Crowns FAQ

How long does it take for a dental tooth cap to settle?

Dental crowns for the front teeth or anywhere else may feel bulky or a little out of place right after your first procedure. This is normal; it should settle within about two weeks. If, after that, you're still experiencing this feeling, you may want to give us a call, and we will see how we can help you. Often, when you get white crowns for your teeth, you won't experience this issue.

How long do dental crowns last?

Your porcelain crown or ceramic cap could last up to 15 years if you take care of them properly. This includes maintaining your daily dental routine as well as routine exams and cleanings. If your crown becomes cracked or damaged, it can often be treated just as a natural tooth would be.

When can I eat after a dental crown placement?

You should wait at least one hour or more after your appointment to eat. This is just so your crown can be set without any outside disturbance. For more information on your dental tooth cap, contact our team.

We suggest waiting at least one hour after getting your crown placed before eating. This will allow your crown to settle without any outside interference.

Preserve Damaged Teeth and your confidence

Teeth that are broken, decayed, or otherwise damaged can interfere with your comfort and quality of life. When this occurs, the dentists at ACE Dental of Hewitt may suggest a custom dental crown to bring function and a natural appeal back to your tooth. Whether you need dental crowns for front teeth or back teeth, our dentists have you covered. Arrange a consultation at our Hewitt, TX facility, and find out if a dental crown might help preserve your health and smile.

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