Everyone needs to make sure they take care of their overall health. Your overall health and well-being involve seeing to your oral health. Sadly, oral health is often overlooked. At Lovett Dental Katy, we provide all of our patients with comprehensive oral health services. With numerous locations spread throughout the local region, we provide everything from preventive care to emergency services. One of the most common services that we provide is dental crowns and bridges.

The Purpose of Dental Crownsdoctor preps patient for a dental crown

Dental crowns are among the most useful treatments that we provide. A crown acts as a cap. It is designed to help you restore the shape and function of your tooth. If you are unhappy with your smile, if you are suffering from extreme oral health decay, or if you notice that something is off with the shape of your tooth, then a dental crown may be helpful.

Before we move forward with any procedure, we will take the time to answer all of your questions. We know that you probably have questions about a dental crown. That is why we want to make sure that everyone understands the steps involved in this procedure.

The Steps Involved in Placing a Dental Crown

Usually, it will take two separate visits to complete the process of placing a crown. Some of the steps involved include:

  • First, the dentist has to prepare the tooth. In some cases, the outer portion has to be removed so the crown will fit perfectly. If there is any oral health decay, this is also removed. Furthermore, the core of the tooth might need to be rebuilt to support the crown adequately.
  • Next, the dentist will make an impression. This ensures that the crown fits perfectly on the tooth. In some cases, the tooth may be digitally scanned.
  • After this, the crown has to be completed. Once the crown is made, you will come back for a second visit. Then, the dentist will place the tooth in your mouth.

For the crown to be locked in place, cement has to be added. Before the crown is cemented in place, you and the dentist will both look at the crown to make sure that you are happy with the results.

A Dental Bridge Is Another Treatment Option

In some cases, a dental bridge might be needed instead. Dental bridges are designed to replace missing teeth. According to the American College of Prosthodontics, more than 120 million people in the United States miss at least one tooth.

If you have one or more missing teeth, then dental bridges might be right for you. Dental bridges are essentially caps held in place using anchors attached to the surrounding teeth. Dental bridges are designed to not only replace missing teeth but also restore your smile. By placing teeth in the gaps you have in your mouth, you will also keep your teeth in place, preventing them from moving. This will make it easier to talk, chew, and care for your teeth.

Trust the Team from Lovett Dental Katy for Dental Crowns and Bridges

If you need help with dental crowns and bridges, rely on the trained oral health professionals from Lovett Dental Katy. Our dentists and healthcare professionals have an unparalleled level of experience when it comes to crowns and bridges. We will walk with you during every step of the treatment process, ensuring that you understand exactly what will happen and why. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you, contact us today at 832.662.2852, or contact us online. We are here to make sure that your oral health is taken care of.