Dental Crowns – Sachse, TX

Restore and Protect Damaged Teeth

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Your tooth enamel is the strongest part of your entire body, but it is still vulnerable to damage. Teeth can be harmed by decay, injuries, accidents, and more. Fortunately, if you have a tooth that is structurally compromised, we offer dental crowns in Sachse to restore and protect it. We have durable and natural-looking restorations to help ensure that your smile continues to be comfortable and fully functional. To find out if a dental crown is right for you, give us a call .

Why Choose Wiese Dental for Dental Crowns?

  • High-Quality Dental Materials
  • Customized for Natural Appearance
  • Dental Insurance Welcome

What Is a Dental Crown?

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A dental crown is a customized “cap” that is placed over the chewing surface of a damaged or structurally compromised tooth to keep it protected. Crowns can be made from a variety of different materials. Depending on where they are placed in the mouth, we use gold, zirconia, and other natural-looking materials. You may need a dental crown if you have one of the following issues:

  • Broken tooth that requires additional support
  • Tooth that’s undergone root canal therapy
  • Severe decay that’s being repaired with a large filling
  • Dental bridge needing support from adjacent teeth
  • Severely misshapen or discolored tooth
  • Missing tooth being replaced with a dental implant


The Process of Getting a Dental Crown

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Dental crown placement is relatively straightforward. It can usually be completed in just two visits to the dental office. The first step includes an examination of your teeth to make sure that a crown is the right option for you. Once this is confirmed by Dr. Wiese, a thin layer of enamel is removed from your tooth. This is to ensure that the crown fits comfortably in the mouth and appears natural. An impression will then be taken of the tooth. This will be sent to the dental laboratory where your crown will be crafted.

Until your next visit, you will be given a temporary crown to protect the tooth and help you get used to what your new crown will feel like. Once your final restoration is ready, you can come back to the practice, and it will be placed on your tooth using a special dental cement.

Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown

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Dental crowns have a variety of benefits. Here are just some of them:

  • Improves your comfort and chewing ability
  • Protects your natural tooth to prevent further damage
  • Can correct several different oral health issues
  • Can be customized to match surrounding teeth
  • Easy to maintain

Dental Crown FAQs

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Does It Hurt to Get a Dental Crown?

Before removing any enamel for the purposes of a dental crown, we will be sure to numb your mouth completely. As a consequence, you aren’t going to have to worry at all about pain during this part of the procedure.

We don’t always numb people’s mouth before actually placing the crown on your tooth. This is usually not the most painful part of the procedure, but we’ll be happy to give you anesthetic for this as well if you’d like.

After your permanent crown is in place, the gums around the restoration may be slightly irritated due to the adhesive. This should entail only minor discomfort, and can be handled easily enough with over-the-counter pain medicine.

Are Dental Crowns Safe?

We know what we’re doing when it comes to placing dental crowns, which means that you have no reason to worry about any risks associated with the treatment. In the case of both metal and ceramic crowns, the materials used are non-toxic, which means that you also don’t have to be concerned about any long-term health effects from dental crowns.

In some cases, however, patients may have allergies to the materials that are used in their restoration. If you find that you’re experiencing swelling or irritation that won’t go away, let us know so we can determine whether you’re experiencing an allergic reaction.

What Happens If You Wait Too Long to Get a Dental Crown?

Dentists don’t typically recommend dental crowns to their patients unless they really need them. Typically, if you delay a dental crown that you need, the decay affecting your tooth will only get worse. Eventually, you may even need a more extensive treatment in order to repair the tooth, like a root canal.

For that reason, we would strongly urge you not to wait on getting a dental crown if you need one.

Is It a Dental Emergency If Your Crown Falls Off?

If you lose a dental crown, that doesn’t necessarily constitute a dental emergency requiring a same-day appointment. However, it is an urgent enough situation that you should try and see your dentist within a few days. You may also want to expedite that appointment if your tooth is jagged, as there may be some risk of it cutting the soft tissues in the mouth.

You should also be sure to bring your dental crown to our office when you visit, as we may be able to place it back in your mouth in certain circumstances.