Dental Crowns Overview
At the dental practice of general and cosmetic dentists Dr. Chris and Dr. Matt, their contemporary, conservative dental services are delivered with the utmost care. For advanced dental situations regarding damaged, worn, or decayed teeth, the Miller & Miller team may offer to repair your tooth with a fixed crown with high-quality materials to match your teeth, including porcelain, full gold, lithium disilicate ceramic, and zirconium. Miller & Miller Dentistry crowns are custom made to fit over your tooth and colored to match your surrounding teeth for a seamless appearance. At Miller & Miller Dentistry in Plano, TX, a dental crown may be used to treat tooth decay, protect a weak tooth, restore a cracked tooth, or cover a discolored tooth.
Book a crown consultation with one of our general and cosmetic dentists, Dr. Chris Miller or Dr. Matt Miller, to learn about how a custom dental crown can strengthen or repair a tooth while also enhancing the overall appearance and health of your smile.
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Best Candidates for Dental Crowns
A crown may be needed or wanted in a variety of situations. They can be used to protect a decaying tooth to keep it from breaking or they can hold together an already cracked tooth. Crowns can also cover a worn-down or loose tooth. They can be utilized to support a tooth with a large cavity that cannot hold a normal filling, hold a dental bridge in place, or hide misshapen or discolored teeth.
Crowns can be cemented to the tooth or attached to a dental implant. The material of the crown is chosen based on the location of the tooth. Metal or porcelain fused to metal (PFM) are usually stronger, so they are better for the less visible molars and pre-molars. Porcelain or ceramic crowns are often selected for the front teeth and custom made to match the size, color, and shape of your natural teeth. In your consultation, Dr. Chris Miller or Dr. Matt Miller will explain your options and help you select the best crown for your budget and needs.
What To Expect with Dental Crowns
At your consultation, Dr. Chris will take impressions of your teeth so the crown can be custom made. If needed, a temporary crown can be placed over your tooth while your custom crown is being made. Once your custom crown is ready, the area to be treated may be numbed with a local anesthetic. Stronger sedation options may be available to soothe any fears or anxieties.
Once you are ready, Dr. Chris or Dr. Matt will prepare the tooth by removing any decay, then prepare the tooth to make room for the crown. The crown will be cemented onto the tooth or attached to the dental implant. Once set, Dr. Chris or Dr. Matt will adjust the fit so your bite is correct.
Dental Crowns Follow-up
If only local anesthesia is used, you should be able to leave once your crown is placed and continue your daily activities. Dr. Chris or Dr. Matt or a member of his team will teach you the best way to care for your dental crown, including knowing what foods to avoid and the best way to keep the crown clean. During your yearly examinations at Miller & Miller Dentistry, Dr. Chris or Dr. Matt will assess your crown and adjust the fit for comfort. With proper care, it should last for many years. If you notice any trouble with your crown (it becomes loose or falls out), contact our office immediately. Do not try to fix it or put it back in yourself since this can lead to a bad fit or infection.
Our Crowns Have You covered
A single missing or damaged tooth can be repaired with a custom crown at Miller & Miller Dentistry. Talk to Dr. Chris or Dr. Matt about how a crown can protect your tooth from further damage and keep your other teeth healthy. With a wide variety of materials available, a customized crown can match your natural teeth for a beautiful smile. Contact our office in Plano, TX to schedule a consultation with our dental practice.