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Has your dentist recommended treating your smile with a dental crown in Richardson, Texas? If so, good for you! You are on your way toward the top-notch oral health and smile you deserve. Before your treatment, our dental team is happy to give you the answers to your questions so you can be better prepared in the dental chair at New Smile Dentistry.

Q: What is a dental crown?

A: A dental crown is a little cap that is shaped like a tooth. It covers the tooth (replaces the enamel) and restores its shape, size, and strength. When it’s placed over the tooth, it encases the entire visible portion of the tooth, which is the section of the tooth above the gumline.

Q: What are the benefits of a dental crown?

A: There are many benefits of a dental crown. It can protect a weak tooth, restore a broken tooth, help a worn-down tooth, hold a dental bridge in place, hide tooth imperfections, and enhance the tooth to beautify your smile.

Q: What is the process of placing a dental crown?

A: At your first appointment, your dentist will numb the tooth and surrounding area to make you comfortable during treatment. Then, he will remove a portion of your tooth enamel to make room for the crown. When your tooth is ready, he will make impressions of your smile and will send them to a dental lab where technicians will create your new crown. You will be given a temporary crown while you wait. When it’s ready, you will come back to our office for a second appointment. During this visit, your dentist will cement the new crown into place.

Do you have additional questions that were not included in this blog? If so, please remember that our dental team is always here to assist you, even if it’s just by giving you the answers you’re looking for. So, please contact our office at (972) 231-9591 so we can tell you more about dental crowns! Dr. Dawn Wu and Dr. Huyen Nguyen are happy to help you with all of your oral health needs!