Did you know that your tooth enamel is one of the hardest substances in the human body? The outer protective layer of your tooth safeguards your smile against injury and bacteria. Unfortunately, a variety of factors can weaken enamel, allowing bacteria to reach your inner tooth structure. When this happens, you may develop tooth decay or gum disease, threatening the stability of your smile. In order to restore a tooth damaged by injury, decay, or periodontal disease, we offer dental crowns. In today’s blog, your Richardson dentist, Dr. Diep Truong, explains how dental crowns can return a tooth to full function and appearance.

How Does a Crown Restore a Tooth?

A crown is a cap that fits completely over the visible portion of a tooth. After preparing the surface of the tooth receiving the crown, your Richardson TX cosmetic dentist will take an impression. An expert ceramist will use the impression to create your custom-made crown. After checking the fit for accuracy and comfort, Dr. Truong will place the crown using a powerful bonding agent. The crown protects the remaining tooth structure while preventing any further decay or infection. In addition to repairing teeth, crowns may be used to replace teeth in dental bridge and dental implant procedures.

Natural Looking Restoration

Crowns are made from a variety of materials, including gold and metal alloys. Dr. Truong also offers natural looking crowns made from dental porcelain. This material reflects light in a similar manner as tooth enamel. Dr. Truong can also shade the crown so it mimics your surrounding teeth. For teeth that must sustain a more powerful bite force, Dr. Truong may recommend porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns for additional strength.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Richardson TX cosmetic Dentist

Interested in improving the health and appearance of your smile with our lifelike porcelain crowns? Then talk to your Richardson TX cosmetic dentist today. Contact Dr. Truong, today by calling our Richardson office at 972-437-6000. Patients can also make an appointment with our West Dallas dentist office, near Cockrell Hill, Irving, and Grand Prairie at (214) 337-7800. At Viva Dental Family Dentistry, we offer our patients the latest in general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. We are proud to serve patients in the 75211 and 75080 zip codes, and surrounding neighborhoods.