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Are you noticing a tooth that looks decayed, discolored or misshaped? If so, it may be time to consider speaking with your dentist about a dental crown. Today our team will help you understand what a dental crown is, how they can help your teeth and what you can expect during your dental appointment.

A dental crown, a cap that is custom made to cover a tooth, is placed to strengthen and improve the overall appearance of your teeth. The crown is made to completely encase the visible part of your tooth to protect it from breaking or decaying further.

One of your first steps before making any decision should be to visit the dentist. Your dentist will be able to accurately determine the condition of the tooth and decide whether or not you need a dental crown placed.

Often times a dental crown may be recommended to:

• Protect a weak tooth from breaking further
• Cover and improve the appearance of a tooth
• Restore the health of a tooth by strengthening it with a large filling
• Cover a possible dental implant

So what should you expect? When you arrive at your dentist’s office, they will first prepare the tooth receiving the treatment. Impressions of the tooth and those surrounding it will be taken so your dental crown can be constructed and customized to your tooth.

Once the crown has been made, the fit and the color will be checked and adjusted, if needed, before it is permanently cemented into place.

So whether you need a crown or not, give our office a call at 936-856-9969 to schedule an appointment. Our team will work with you to find the best solution.