If you wish to restore and enhance a tooth that is damaged, Dr. Catalina Cruz Johnson may recommend a dental crown in Houston, Texas. A crown (also referred to as a cap) is used to entirely cover a damaged tooth. A crown not only strengthens a tooth, but it can dramatically improve a tooth’s appearance, shape, and alignment. Our dentists may place a dental crown to:
- Replace a large filling when there is little tooth structure remaining
- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
- Restore a fractured tooth
- Attach a bridge
- Cover a dental implant
- Cover a discolored or poorly shaped tooth
- Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment
Dental crowns are made by first taking an impression of your mouth. The impression is sent to a dental lab where your crown will be custom-made to fit your mouth and match your natural tooth color. A temporary crown will be placed into your mouth until your permanent crown is ready and cemented into place.
Dental crowns are very durable and can last a lifetime with extra care and good oral hygiene. To learn more and to schedule your next appointment with our skilled and friendly dentists, contact Dentists at Memorial Park at 713-861-8323 today.