If dental crowns are recommended for one or more of your teeth, you may find yourself wondering “why can’t I get a simple filling?” Many patients have the same question. There are several reasons why a dental crown may be recommended. One of the most common reasons is due to a multi-surface (large) filling.
When we have large fillings on a tooth, normal biting may cause vertical forces to go down the tooth and lead to tooth fracture. To prevent your tooth or existing filling from fracturing, a tooth crown is placed to fully cover, strengthen and stabilize your tooth. Belterra Dental offers permanent dental crowns for patients in Austin and Dripping Springs, Texas.
Dental Crown Procedure
You might be asking yourself “Is a dental crown procedure painful?”, “How much do tooth crowns cost?”. These are popular questions and we understand why this is a concern for our dental patients. So what’s to expect from a dental crown procedure? Typically, this procedure is broken down into two separate dentist visits. In the first visit, we will prepare your tooth or teeth for the permanent crown and create a temporary crown. Furthermore, this involves examining the tooth to make sure that it can support a crown and filling the tooth.
After creating a mold and succeeding the appropriate tooth shape, we will send the mold to a dental lab where the actual dental crown will be created. Once the dental crown has been created, then your second visit will arrive. This is where your custom permanent tooth crown will be placed and the procedure will take place. As a result, you may feel a bit of discomfort as your mouth gets used to the permanent crown. While time goes by, your tooth or teeth should feel very normal as if the procedure never happened.
Dental Crowns in Austin & Dripping Springs
Belterra Dental offers the best dental crowns in Austin, Texas. While our dental office is located in Austin, we offer permanent dental crowns for patients in Dripping Springs, Bear Creek, Cedar Valley, Oak Hill, Sunset Valley, and the surrounding Texas areas. To learn more about our dental crowns or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today or give our office a call at (512) 646-4022.
If you have any questions in regards to this procedure, please don’t hesitate to call us.