Dental crowns save teeth and bones. If the biting area of a tooth is severely damaged but the root remains healthy, a dental crown is an effective way to prevent tooth loss and preserve dental function. A crown is a ceramic cap that sits atop the tooth. Modern crowns are made of materials that imitate the look and feel of your natural teeth.
Dr. Parris Kitt can help you design crowns that will repair damaged teeth and improve your oral health. If you're looking for a Tyler, Texas dentist to create or restore crowns, call Kitt Dental today at 903-561-4477.
The first step in getting new crowns is to remove any infected tissue. Once your teeth are cleaned, we can take digital images to give us an accurate picture of the damaged tooth and its surroundings. Software programs let us use these images to design a new crown that will match your other teeth in terms of color and shape.
We'll send your measurements out to a lab and fit you with temporary crowns. The lab will mill your new, high-quality ceramic crowns. At your next appointment we'll fit them. If adjustments are necessary, we can send them back and make another appointment. However, modern software and imaging techniques mean that the rate of improperly manufactured crowns is very low.
As soon as your permanent crowns are in place, you can resume your normal eating and brushing habits. You'll find that modern ceramic crowns will last for years. In fact, with proper care, many crowns can last for over a decade, and some last as long as 30 years. Since the crowns look and feel like your other teeth, other people won't know that you've had work done. In fact, you may forget too!