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If you fail to attend your regular dental checkups at Houston smiledocs or you struggle to maintain good oral hygiene practices, your chances of suffering a cavity are greater. Should this occur, the tooth decay will gradually spread. If it grows too large to be repaired by a dental filling, Drs. Farmer and Farmer may advocate restoring it with a dental crown in Houston, Texas.

This is essentially a copy of the entire tooth enamel layer that is created from an alternate material. Most crowns are made from base metals, porcelain, or gold. Since these materials are impervious to future tooth decay, the crown restoration will last for many years to come.

Once our dentists have performed a thorough examination of the tooth, they will use a drill to remove the entire tooth enamel layer. Then, they will create a detailed impression of the abutment and the surrounding teeth. This will be sent to a dental lab where your new crown will be made.

Drs. Farmer and Farmer will then secure a temporary crown over the abutment. This does not restore the full function of the tooth. It is only meant to protect the abutment while you wait for your new crown to be ready.

You will need to come back in for a follow-up appointment when your new crown is ready. Then, they will remove the temporary crown before using a strong dental adhesive to secure the crown in place.

If you have a tooth suffering from a large cavity and you’re interested in a dental crown, you should call 713.784.6855 to have it treated at Houston smiledocs.