Your teeth, and particularly the layer of enamel that surrounds and protects them, are the strongest substances that your body produces, and yet also among the most vulnerable. Though they’re tough, your teeth cannot repair themselves when they sustain damage or develop an infection. Instead, dental crowns and other restorative dentistry treatments are necessary to fix compromised teeth and protect them from further injury so you can avoid having to extract them. In some cases, a crown can also serve a cosmetic purpose by completely concealing a tooth with one or more severe blemishes.
During your consultation and examination, Dr. Noble will examine your tooth to diagnose any damage and/or infection present. If the tooth has a cavity, then you will need a tooth filling or root canal therapy to eliminate the decay before the crown can be placed onto the tooth. Otherwise, Dr. Noble might recommend a dental crown to address any of a number of situations, including;
- A cracked or fractured tooth
- A broken tooth
- Excessive tooth wear
- Localized tooth discoloration
- A tooth with a large filling, or that has received root canal therapy
Dental crowns can be crafted from a variety of materials, from durable gold and other metals to highly-realistic porcelain and zirconia. The material you choose will depend largely on the tooth’s location, as well as your personal preference.
To prepare you for a dental crown, Dr. Noble will lightly sculpt your tooth to accommodate the crown, then take detailed impressions of the tooth and your dental ridges. The impressions will be sent to a trusted dental lab where your crown will be custom-made by skilled technicians.
During a second visit, Dr. Noble will secure your permanent crown in place, bonding it permanently to the tooth after ensuring that the restoration fits comfortably among the rest of your teeth.
Visit Dr. Noble’s Office in Highland Park Today!
Dr. Natalee Noble and the staff of Noble Dentistry in Dallas, TX are more than just a team of dental professionals; they’re a family, and one that grows with every new patient! To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling today at 214-522-3110.