There are several reasons why John F. Lann, DDS - Round Rock TX Dentist might recommend a dental crown for you. If you have an extremely discolored tooth, a weak tooth that needs the strength of a crown to hold it together, or if you want a crown for simple cosmetic reasons, we can help you determine it a crown is the right treatment.
When a cavity grows too large to be repaired by a standard filling, Dr. John F. Lann will often recommend restoring the tooth with a dental crown. This is essentially a replica of the tooth enamel layer made from either porcelain, gold or base metal alloys. The crown itself is hollow to allow it to be anchored on a post-like abutment that is formed from the core structures of the tooth.
Our dentist will use a drill to remove the tooth enamel layer. Then, they will create a detailed impression of the abutment and the surrounding teeth. This will be sent to a dental lab where your new dental crown is made.
A member of our staff will call you to schedule a second appointment when the new crown is ready. This appointment will be brief as the temporary crown will be removed and your new crown will be cemented into place.
If you have a decayed or disfigured tooth that you would like fixed, come to our office in Round Rock, Texas, today to schedule your appointment.