Dental Crowns – Arlington, TX

Realistic-Looking Restorations for Damaged Teeth

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When you have a small cavity, a filling is usually enough to restore it. But what if there’s more severe damage for you to worry about? Depending on the state of your tooth, Dr. Namineni may recommend rebuilding it with a customized crown. Rest assured that when you get a crown at our office, it will be expertly designed to meet the needs of your unique smile! Reach out to us today if you have a tooth that is in need of repair.

Why Choose Sonria Dentista of Arlington for Dental Crowns?

  • Crowns Made of Natural-Looking Materials
  • Patients of All Ages Welcomed
  • Helpful Bilingual Dental Team

What is a Dental Crown?

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Many patients are familiar with the concept of a dental crown: a cap for the tooth that completely covers the damaged structure so that it can function normally again. When you come to our office for a dental crown, you will receive a restoration made out of porcelain or ceramic material that has been shaded to match the appearance of your natural teeth.

Dental crowns have many uses, such as:

  • Restoring a badly decayed tooth.
  • Strengthening a fractured tooth.
  • Holding a weakened tooth together.
  • Protecting a tooth that recently received root canal treatment.
  • Being attached to a dental implant to replace a missing tooth.

When you’re in need of restorative dental work, we will always consider your situation carefully and review all of the available options before deciding whether you need a dental crown or another treatment.

The Dental Crown Process

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You will need to visit our office at least two times in order to have a dental crown placed. During the first visit, we’ll need to get the tooth ready to have a restoration attached to it. This typically means removing a bit of enamel to create enough room for a crown that lays flush with the rest of your smile. After making the necessary preparations, we will take an impression of your tooth and give you a temporary crown.

A dental lab will use the impression we created to design your crown. Then, after a few weeks, we’ll have you return to our office so that you can receive the completed restoration. Once the crown is in place, we’ll give you some tips on how to take care of it properly.

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown

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The most obvious benefit of a dental crown is the protection it offers for your tooth. The sturdy restoration will prevent existing damage from growing worse and make it less likely that you will need a more advanced treatment later on. On top of that, a crown can potentially help improve the way your smile looks – especially when it’s made out of materials that can closely mimic the appearance of your natural enamel.

Another major advantage of getting a dental crown is the longevity that it offers. As long as you practice good oral hygiene and visit your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings, you can expect to get many years of use out of your crown (around 15 or more in some cases).