Dental Crowns in Bellmead, TX

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What are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are basically dental caps that fit over damaged teeth. These restorations are designed to help restore the function and appearance of misshaped, cracked, or discolored teeth. At ACE Dental of Bellmead, our skilled dentists are highly trained in placing dental crowns and other artificial replacements to help you achieve a more natural-looking smile. We also incorporate advanced tools and technologies to decrease treatment times and improve comfort for our patients. As a full-service practice, we offer a wide variety of dental crowns in Bellmead, TX, including implant-supported crowns and dental crowns for front teeth. Reach out to our office to schedule a consultation to discover all the benefits of crown restorations. 

Should you get a dental crown?

Crowns are generally recommended to patients who have suffered extensive damage to one or more of their teeth. There are dental crowns for the front teeth or the back teeth and are used to support, repair, or cover:

  • A single dental implant
  • Root canal-treated teeth
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Discolored or yellow teeth
  • Misshaped or worn teeth
  • Teeth with discolored or large fillings
  • Tooth replacement with dental bridges

Our dental crowns in Bellmead, TX, are crafted from high-quality porcelain and durable metals. During your initial consultation, you can choose from the following: 

  • All-porcelain
  • Porcelain fused to metal
  • All-metal

How do dental crowns work?

Dental crowns are placed over two dental visits at our office in Bellmead, TX. During your first appointment, we will prep the tooth by removing any loose portions and take digital impressions with our iTero scan system. These images will be sent over to a dental lab that will craft your crown. Before you leave, a temporary crown will be fixed over your tooth to protect the area. Once your new crown is ready, we'll have you return to our office to remove the temporary and fix your long-term restoration to your tooth or secure it to an existing dental implant. Minor adjustments can be made to provide a comfortable fit and bite.

How do you care for a dental crown?

Although dental crowns are very durable, they should still be cared for as you would your normal teeth. Regular brushing and flossing are highly encouraged because the remaining tooth structure can still become damaged over time if not taken care of properly. To help prevent future decay, we also recommend that patients keep up with their routine exams and cleanings at ACE Dental of Bellmead. If your crown becomes loose or you start to feel any abnormal discomfort, do not hesitate to call our office. We can get you in as quickly as possible to address the issue. 

What do dental crowns cost?

Since dental crowns are often considered medically necessary, they are usually covered in part by most dental providers. Our billing team will contact your insurance company to review your coverage and estimate your personal expenses. ACE Dental of Bellmead accepts most major credit cards and can provide information on low-interest medical financing. 

Dental Crowns FAQ

How long does it take for a dental tooth cap to settle?
Your dental crown will likely feel a little bit awkward for about two weeks while it settles in. If after two weeks you are still experiencing discomfort, call our State College dental office so we can help you feel more comfortable.

How long do dental crowns last?
After getting your porcelain crowns in Bellmead, TX, you can expect them to last about 15 years with proper care, such as daily flossing and brushing and routine exams and teeth cleanings. If your crown does become cracked or damaged, it can be treated the same way a broken natural tooth would be treated.

When can I eat after a dental crown placement?
It's important to wait at least an hour to eat after getting your crown placed. This will help your crown settle in without issue.

revamp your oral health

A cracked or severely damaged tooth can cause a lot of pain and lead to a wide variety of issues, like problems with chewing or speaking. It can also alter the look and structure of your smile. To correct the function and cosmetics of your teeth, contact ACE Dental of Bellmead today. Our caring team will be happy to talk to you about all of your restoration options at our state-of-the-art facility in Bellmead, TX.

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