Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns

Effective & Comfortable Tooth Restoration

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A damaged or severely decayed tooth can leave your smile looking and feeling a bit lackluster, but at Brush Country Dental Center, we can make your smile look as good as new. We offer professional dental treatment to patients from our surrounding communities out of our local office here in Pleasanton, TX. Dr. Pruski, along with her talented dental team, work with patients of all ages, creating beautiful and healthy smiles that are made to last a lifetime. For restoring a smile to its former glory, a dental crown is the best way to do it.


What Are Dental Crowns?

A dental crown is a specially crafted cap that is designed to fit comfortably over your natural teeth. Crowns can be made from a variety of durable materials, including ceramic, porcelain, or a composite resin. The crown is made to look and feel like your natural teeth, making it the perfect solution for covering up a wide range of imperfections. Once in place, the crown will blend in with your other teeth, leaving you with a flawless smile.


Why Do I Need A Dental Crown?

Dental crowns are a very versatile treatment, so your dentist may suggest that you get a crown for a variety of reasons. Since the crown is placed over your natural tooth, it can be used to cover imperfections such as:

  • Severe tooth decay (those that cannot be fixed with a dental filling)
  • Cracked or chipped teeth
  • Discolored or stained teeth
  • Root canal treatment
  • Missing teeth
  • Supporting a dental bridge

What To Expect When Getting A Dental Crown

The journey to getting your radiant smile back with a dental crown typically last two visits to our dental office. To start things off, the dentist will first prepare your tooth for the crown by clearing away any decay, or shaping the tooth structure to provide the best support for the crown to fit comfortably and securely. Next, an impression of your teeth is taken that will serve as a base for constructing the crown. The permanent crown will take up to two weeks to be crafted, so in the meantime, your dentist will provide you with a temporary crown that will cover your tooth until the next appointment. Once the permanent crown is completed, you will come in for your second appointment and the crown will be cemented in place, completing your new smile.

During the time that you have your temporary crown, it's typical for your tooth to be very sensitive to hot and cold temperatures. The temporary crown is also not as secure as your permanent crown, so chewing gum or eating sticky foods can cause it to become dislodged.


How To Take Care Of Your Dental Crown

After you get your crown, you can treat it like your natural teeth, meaning that you should maintain a complete and consistent oral hygiene routine to keep your mouth looking and feeling perfect and healthy. For great oral hygiene and a long lasting smile, you should:

  • Brush twice a day
  • Floss once a day
  • Rinse with fluoride mouthwash

By following this routine, you will clear away any food particles and bacteria that can lead to tooth decay. Also, by using fluoride mouthwash and other fluoride dental products, you are strengthening your teeth and protecting your new dental crown from damage. You should also make sure that you go to your regularly scheduled dentist appointments and cleanings.

While dental crowns are durable, they are not indestructible, so it's recommended that you avoid chewing hard foods such as ice or hard candies, and break bad habits such as chewing on pencils or biting fingernails. Any of these things can damage the crown, which would need to be repaired or replaced by your dentist.


Restore Your Smile With Dental Crowns!

If you have any questions about dental crowns or if it's the right solution for you, just contact us at Brush Country Dental Center, and a member of our dental team will be happy to help you get all of the information that you need. If you're ready to get started on the path to your new smile with dental crowns, or any of our other general or cosmetic dentistry services, you can schedule an appointment with us by giving us a call at (830) 569-2500 or using our simple online appointment request form. We look forward to meeting you, and helping you achieve the healthier, brighter smile you've always wanted!