Do you have chipped, cracked, or fractured teeth? Morris Family Dentistry offers dental crowns to patients in Zachary, LA, and the surrounding areas. Dental crowns are a part of the restorative dentistry services we offer to our patients. Tooth crowns are porcelain ceramic dental restorations that fully cover teeth like caps. They can be used to protect weakened and damaged teeth, cover tooth stains, and cover dental implants. Our tooth crowns are crafted from porcelain ceramic, which blends in with the smile for a natural look.
Treatment with Dental Crowns
Dr. Morris will take dental x-rays and thoroughly examine the teeth and gums to plan dental crown treatment. He prepares teeth for dental crowns by etching the tooth enamel. Etching the enamel creates a good surface for the tooth crown so it can fit properly when completed. Then, Dr. Morris will take dental impressions and send them to a dental lab, where the technicians will fabricate the crowns.
If patients are undergoing dental implant treatment, they will receive their dental crowns after the dental implants have healed. Once the permanent dental crown or crowns are complete, Dr. Morris will attach them to the teeth or dental implants and make sure that they fit comfortably and properly.
What Are Inlays and Onlays?
Inlays and onlays are indirect restorations that your dentist may also use to address tooth damage. They are similar to dental crowns and tooth fillings. They too are made of tooth colored material, but they cover a different area of the tooth. Inlays fill in the chewing surface of the tooth between the cusps, or sides of the tooth. Onlays cover the chewing surface and the tooth cusps.
Dental Crown FAQs
Learn more about dental crowns with answers to these frequently asked questions:
How long do dental crowns last?
Because dental crowns offer strength and durability, they can last for many years. On average, dental crowns can last anywhere from 10 to 30 years. This depends on how well patients care for their tooth crowns and their oral health overall.
Can tooth decay affect dental crowns?
Yes, if there is damage to your dental crown or it becomes loose, bacteria can reach the tooth beneath and cause infection. Please call us if you have an old or loose crown. If your dentist does not place the dental crown properly over the tooth, bacteria can accumulate beneath the crown. If you feel irritation or sensitivity near the bottom of your dental crown, or if your crown feels loose, contact our dental office.
Is the dental crown treatment painful?
Dr. Morris always makes sure that patients feel comfortable for their restorative dental care. He uses a localized anesthetic during dental crown treatment. Some patients may experience mild discomfort when recovering from treatment, but this will fade over time.
Receive Dental Crown Treatment Today
Are dental injuries impacting your smile? Call Morris Family Dentistry for dental crown treatment at 225.725.7565 or schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Morris online. Please feel free to let Dr. Morris know if you have any questions about dental crown treatment at your next consultation. He will be glad to address your concerns.