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Crowns

Crowns

Crowns services offered in Sugar Land, TX

If you break a tooth or develop a deep cavity, a dental crown can prevent additional damage and reduce the risk of complications. At Advanced Dentistry, cosmetic and general dentists Varghese John, DMD, Sanaz Rouhani, DDS, and their team use high-quality porcelain crowns to repair teeth and transform smiles. To make an appointment, call the office in Sugar Land, Texas, or book online today.

What are dental crowns?

Crowns are synthetic caps made of porcelain that your Advanced Dentistry provider bonds on top of a damaged or decayed tooth. Once placed, the crown restores your tooth to its near-original shape and size.

At Advanced Dentistry, the providers use crowns made of porcelain. Porcelain mimics the appearance and texture of your tooth enamel. It can also withstand the day-to-day forces of biting and chewing, allowing you to eat confidently.

When are dental crowns needed?

The experienced providers at Advanced Dentistry use dental crowns to:

  • Protect weak or severely damaged teeth
  • Restore broken teeth
  • Cover teeth with large fillings
  • Attach to dental implants
  • Protect a tooth after root canal therapy

You might also need dental crowns if you’re getting a dental bridge. A bridge is a restoration that fills a gap in your smile where a tooth used to be.

What does getting dental crowns involve?

At Advanced Dentistry, getting porcelain dental crowns takes two visits to the office.

First visit

Your Advanced Dentistry provider performs an oral exam and takes a series of oral X-rays. If there’s visible enamel damage and it can’t be repaired with a filling, you qualify for a crown.

Your provider numbs your mouth with a local anesthetic and carefully removes the damaged or decaying portion of your tooth. Then, they take digital impressions of your tooth with an iTero® intraoral scanner. 

After taking digital impressions, your provider sends your scans to a nearby lab that uses them to design and manufacture a high-quality crown made of porcelain.

Second visit

When the dental lab finishes your porcelain crown, you return to the Advanced Dentistry office for the second time.

Your provider numbs your mouth with a local anesthetic and bonds the porcelain crown on top of your tooth. After the bonding material dries, your provider polishes your tooth and provides care instructions.

How long do dental crowns last?

Most dental crowns last between 12-15 years*, but you can extend their use by practicing good oral hygiene. To keep your crown in excellent condition, Advanced Dentistry recommends:

  • Brushing twice daily and flossing regularly
  • Visiting the office every six months for teeth cleaning, X-rays, and an oral exam
  • Not biting your fingernails or chewing on pen caps
  • Wearing a mouthguard to protect your crown if you play sports

To learn more about the benefits of dental crowns, make an appointment at Advanced Dentistry by calling the office or booking online today.

*Individual results may vary

We see patients for dental implants, dental cleanings, Implant supported dentures, and more. We accept all PPO Dental insurance. Call us to book your appointment today.

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