Dental Crowns in Arlington TX

Dental crowns are prosthetic replacements for teeth with large fractures, cavities, or damage. A crown is made of porcelain and customized to have the same aesthetic and texture as a patient’s natural tooth. Dr. Seim or Dr. Wallace may recommend a crown for teeth that they cannot restore with a filling, inlay or onlay, or other minor procedure.

Fitting Your Dental Crown

Your dental crown procedure takes place over the course of two appointments at our office. In the initial appointment, Dr. Seim or Dr. Wallace remove the decay and fit your tooth with a temporary crown. In your second appointment, they remove the temporary crown and bond the permanent crown into place.

Key Benefits of Porcelain Dental Crowns

  • Fixes broken and misshapen teeth
  • Protects teeth with fractures, fillings, and cavities
  • Restores chewing function
  • Presents a natural aesthetic
  • Resists rot, decay, and cavities

Capabilities of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns serve to replace teeth that may have damage from an accident, disease, or natural wear and tear. A porcelain crown is a long-term replacement for missing teeth when used with a dental bridge. Crowns are also used as permanent tooth replacements for dental implant restorations.

Dental Crown Placement Procedure

Dr. Seim, Dr. Wallace, and our skilled dental staff work to ensure your procedure is painless and successful. There are four main steps involved in a crown placement procedure:

Step 1: Creating the Dental Mold

If Dr. Seim or Dr. Wallace determine that a dental crown is the best treatment, they will use a mold to take an impression of your teeth. The mold allows your dental crown to seamlessly fit between surrounding teeth and look identical to your natural tooth.

Step 2: Preparing Your Tooth

Next, Dr. Seim or Dr. Wallace will prepare the damaged tooth for the final crown. Often, they shape the tooth to make space between neighboring teeth and give support for the new crown. Finally, they will place a temporary crown on your tooth for protection.

Step 3: Placing Your Dental Crown

There are about two weeks between your first and second appointments when your porcelain crown is fabricated. When it is ready, you will come back for an appointment to have your final crown placed. Dr. Seim or Dr. Wallace will remove the temporary crown and permanently bond the new crown to your tooth with dental cement.

Step 4: Fitting and Finishing Touches

Lastly, Dr. Seim or Dr. Wallace meticulously adjust and shape the crown to guarantee a perfect fit. They will make minor adjustments to ensure the crown interacts appropriately with the rest of your teeth and oral functions. You can return to your natural diet and oral hygiene practices when you leave your second appointment.

Brush your teeth twice and floss once a day to keep your mouth and new crown healthy. Most patients have no trouble with their new crown, but don’t hesitate to call our office at Arlington Office Phone Number 817-483-1133 if you experience any problems.

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