When you’ve suffered a tooth that’s badly decayed or injured, a dental crown from Dr. Montgomery here in Plano, TX could be the ideal treatment solution. Our team will be happy to help rebuild the dental structure, creating a lifelike shape and optimal function once more that you can enjoy. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment, or if you have any questions for our team! New patients are always welcomed from Frisco, McKinney, Richardson, and other surrounding areas.
A dental crown is designed to not only revitalize your tooth’s level of function, but also aesthetically improve its appearance. Crowns are meant to cover the entire visible structure of the tooth right down to the gum line while preserving the natural shape underneath. We often recommend them when a tooth has experienced a fracture or has been excessively weakened by decay.
Several materials are used to create new dental crowns, including tooth-colored ceramic, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and metal alloys. Each material has its own unique advantages and potential pitfalls, and Dr. Montgomery will be sure to review this information with you before deciding on the right solution. Several factors can influence the choice of material, including:
A new, customized dental crown can typically be completed in just one to two visits here in Plano, TX. First, Dr. Montgomery will carefully remove the damaged/decayed portions of the tooth before capturing a detailed impression that is then sent to a trusted dental laboratory. Our team will place a temporary restoration over the affected tooth while we’re waiting on the finished restoration, which should arrive within a few weeks. Every patient is different, so the actual timeframe for your particular case may vary. We will always explain the particulars of your treatment before any work actually begins!
Sometimes, patients will experience some discomfort and/or sensitivity after the initial placement. These conditions should subside after a few days. If they persist or grow worse, please contact Dr. Montgomery’s office right away so that we can provide assistance.
Dental crowns can last anywhere from 5-15 years or even longer! You can extend the life of your restoration by attending regular checkups with our Plano, TX team and maintaining good personal oral hygiene at home.