Damaged, decayed, or misshapen teeth can find new beauty and life with a dental crown. At Dr. Rao’s office, we want our patients to feel confident when showing off their pearly whites. For this reason, we usually place all-porcelain crowns on teeth that show when a person smiles. Back teeth may require a more durable restoration because of the intense pressure incurred during chewing. We offer porcelain-fused-to-metal and all-metal crowns for back teeth.
When is a Crown Needed?
Dental crowns fit over a prepared natural tooth. When a filling, onlay, or inlay isn’t sufficient to correct tooth decay, a crown is warranted. Often, decay develops beneath old fillings, and only a crown can restore function and strength. A deep crack or fracture may also call for a crown.
Crowns require two visits. At the first, Dr. Rao will prepare your tooth for the restoration and take an impression for our dental lab. You’ll wear a temporary crown while a lab technician fabricates the permanent restoration. At your second visit, the temporary will be replaced with the final crown.
To reserve your dental checkup, consultation, or second-opinion visit, call 214-522-3110 today. Located in Highland Park, Dr. Rao’s Dallas dentist office serves families from the SMU area, Katy Trail, Park Cities, and surrounding communities. Visit our blog and Facebook page to learn more about Dr. Rao and her team, and join the conversation with our team and patients.