Dental Crowns Austin

Patient Education Resource

Austin Prosthodontics serves these neighborhoods from our
Austin, TX dentist office: Austin, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Pflugerville, and Leander.

If you have a chipped, cracked, broken, or decayed tooth, you will need to protect that tooth to avoid tooth loss. Saving your natural teeth should always be your first option if possible. Crowns are an excellent option for preserving your existing tooth structure because they protect your teeth from damage and decay. Dr. Carmona is one of Austin’s leading prosthodontist, and he prides himself on offering the best dental crowns Austin, Texas has to offer.

Whether your teeth are broken, decayed, or are needed to support other oral appliances, dental crowns will restore both the functionality and appearance of your teeth, letting you live your life on your terms.

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is essentially a cover that goes on top of and completely covers an existing tooth or implant. Dental crowns are custom made out of porcelain and are intended to protect tooth structure from damage, decay, and natural wear.

Why you need a dental crown?

There are many reasons why Dr. Carmona would suggest that you get a dental crown.  

  • To restore the size, shape, or functionality of your tooth
  • Protect a chipped, broken, or decayed tooth
  • To make a cosmetic change to a tooth
  • To cover an implant abutment
  • Secure a dental bridge
  • Protect a weak tooth

What is it like getting a dental crown?

Getting a crown placed takes two appointments. Before you’re ready to get your permanent crown placed, Dr. Carmona will have to prepare your tooth. This means that he will have to remove the outer portion of your tooth, the enamel, so that the crown will fit over the remaining healthy tooth structure. He will then take an impression of your tooth to get a custom crown made specially for you. While your crown is being made in the lab, you will wear a temporary crown.

During your second appointment, Dr. Carmona will place your crown over your tooth to make sure that the color matches, the crown fits, and that it works with your bite. Once he has made any necessary adjustments, he will cement the crown in place, restoring your tooth’s function and appearance.

If you’re ready to take the next step toward ensuring long-lasting oral health and protecting your existing teeth, call Dr. Carmona today at Austin Prosthodontics for the best dental crowns in Austin, Texas. Call us today at (512) 910-2864 or schedule your appointment online (link).

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