Benefit from a Crown at Texas All Smiles
Are you looking to restore a tooth that’s been chipped, cracked, broken, discolored, or missing? A dental crown is a custom-made tooth cap that’s placed over a tooth to cover and protect it from further damage.
Crowns are cemented in place by Dr. Stroumpos to provide patients with improved function and appearance for their natural, healthy teeth. Made of porcelain material, our dental crowns blend in seamlessly with your smile and help boost confidence.
Are You a Candidate?
When you come in for your consultation, Dr. Stroumpos will provide you with details on how the process of receiving your crown works. He’ll also create a customized treatment plan that meets your dental needs.
Dental crowns are a great method of treatment for patients who want to:
- Protect a decayed tooth from breaking
- Restore broken, cracked, or chipped tooth
- Cover and support a tooth with a large filling
- Secure a dental bridge in place
- Cover misshapened or discolored teeth
- Place over a dental implant
- Make a cosmetic enhancement
How Dr. Stroumpos Places Your Crown
When receiving a dental crown, the entire process generally takes two appointments at one of our offices in Webster or Dickinson. Your first appointment consists of an examination and preparing the tooth that’s receiving the crown.
Dr. Stroumpos will safely reshape your tooth and take impressions so he can design a crown that fits the color, size, and shape of your natural teeth. The crown may take up to two weeks to be made at a dental lab, so he will place a temporary to maintain the health and appearance of your tooth.
When you return for your next visit, we will check to see if the new dental crown fits and confirm that you’re happy with its appearance. If you’re satisfied, a local anesthetic will be used to numb the tooth and Dr. Stroumpos will permanently cap the new crown in place.
After your procedure, you’ll be able to leave our office with a fully restored smile that allows you to eat, speak, and laugh with ease.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is a dental crown right for me?
If you have a tooth that is damaged or decayed, but still intact, a dental crown may be right for you. Your candidacy can be determined after an examination at one of our offices in Wester or Dickinson.
During your consultation, Dr. Stroumpos will be able to decide whether you could benefit from dental crowns or see if another treatment is right for you.
What should I expect when I have my crown placed?
If you are a candidate for a crown, your teeth will be reduced to ensure a proper fit. An impression will then be taken of your bite and used to fabricate a mold for the crown.
When you receive porcelain crowns, we will match its color to the natural shade of your other teeth. We will then have a dental lab design and mill your crown, so you will have a temporary restoration placed until the permanent one is ready.
Can I whiten a dental crown?
Unfortunately, you can’t whiten a dental crown because the porcelain material it’s made to match the color of your natural teeth. If you begin to notice your crown doesn’t blend in with the color of your teeth, we suggest a teeth whitening treatment for the rest of your smile.
Teeth whitening will help brighten your smile and ensure it matches your porcelain crown. Ask our team about our treatments today.
What are my options if my crown has been damaged?
If your crown has been damaged, it’s best to give any of our Texas offices a call right away to get in with Dr. Stroumpos. He will be able to detect what has happened with the crown and have a new one made.
If we need to have a new crown created, you will have a temporary placed so your tooth stays protected. Give our office a call if you need to repair your crown – (281) 286-3838.
Are You Ready to Restore Your Tooth?
When you need to restore a tooth that’s been broken, damaged by decay, or needs to be replaced, then a dental crown is an ideal treatment for you. Our team at Texas All Smiles is here to create a personalized dental plan for you and your smile. Give our office a call at (281) 286-3838 to get started with a consultation with Dr. Stroumpos.