About Dental Crowns
A dental crown is a common restorative dentistry option for repairing damaged teeth. These restorations, also called caps, are customized to cover the visible portion of a tooth and restore normal biting and chewing functions. If you have a tooth that is moderately decayed, worn, broken, or cracked, the skilled general dentists at ACE Dental of New Braunfels may suggest a custom dental crown to treat your needs. Our team is experienced in providing this prosthodontic option and custom-designs crowns to the ideal size, color, length, and shape so they may blend with your smile for a natural look. In some cases, we also create and attach crowns to dental implants that have been placed in the jaw as a tooth replacement solution. Talk with our caring team to learn more about the benefits of crowns and how this option might repair a damaged tooth while reviving your cosmetic appearance.
Dental Crowns Reviews
"My family and I have received various treatment here which includes; cleanings, cavity fillings, root canal, crowns, etc. All services were preformed in a timely manner and without any issues. The front desk was quickly responsive to all my questions: insurance set up process, explaining each treatment plan, processing my care credit card. We are very satisfied with our visits here."- M.C. / Yelp / Mar 10, 2021
Is a Crown Right for You?
At ACE Dental of New Braunfels, we can often treat minor restorative issues with a dental filling. But when teeth have more extensive types of damage, a crown may be the best choice. We use dental crowns to address:
- Worn or cracked teeth
- Fractured or broken teeth
- Moderate tooth decay
- Odd-shaped or discolored teeth
- Root canal-treated teeth
- Replacement of large fillings
- Completion of dental bridges
- Restoration of single dental implants
Crowns can be made of ceramic, metal, or porcelain fused to metal materials and can be ideal for the front or back teeth. When you visit our New Braunfels, TX practice, our team will present your options and help you select the ideal crown material for your treatment needs and cosmetic goals.
What Is the Treatment Process?
Having a crown placed is generally a two-step process. To begin, one of our dentists will numb the areas with a local anesthetic and may administer nitrous oxide sedation for further relaxation, if you prefer. Once the damaged portion of your tooth has been removed, a digital iTero impression will be taken of the area, which allows us to customize the fit and dimensions of your crown with enhanced precision. A temporary restoration will be worn on the tooth while your dental crown is crafted in a dental lab. We will schedule a return visit for you about 1 – 2 weeks later to have your temporary removed and the new crown bonded in place (or connected to an implant previously placed in your jaw).
Caring for Your Crown
Your crown will be adjusted as needed to create an even, comfortable bite. Instructions on how to best care for your crown will be explained by our team. It is essential to brush and floss your crown well every day since the tooth underneath can still be affected by decay. We will monitor the condition of your crown and overall oral health when you visit ACE Dental of New Braunfels for routine checkups. A dental crown may last for several years when it is cared for with optimal efforts. Please contact our office right away if your crown ever feels loose or becomes dislodged. It is best to avoid repairing it on your own, which can cause damage to your restoration or tooth structure.
Are Crowns Covered by Insurance?
Many dental insurance plans offer partial coverage for dental crown restorations. Before your procedure, a member of our staff will contact your provider to review your personal benefits and estimate any uncovered costs. At ACE Dental of New Braunfels, we are pleased to offer affordable dental crowns to patients in our community and take a variety of payment options for your convenience. Our business team will be happy to help you apply for low-cost financing or assist you in choosing a solution ideal for your budget.
Repair Damaged Teeth With Dental Crowns
Teeth that are broken or decayed may interfere with your oral function and physical appearance. The experienced team at ACE Dental of New Braunfels is pleased to offer custom dental crown solutions to rebuild damaged teeth and provide a seamless, natural look for your smile. To learn more about dental crowns from our New Braunfels, TX dentists, contact our team and reserve your visit today!
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