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Dental Crowns (Cap, Single-Tooth Dental Restoration) – Katy, TX

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Overview

Teeth that have moderate to extensive tooth decay or damage are often best treated with a custom dental crown. When dental issues extend beyond what a simple filling can fix, general dental Dr. Andrew LeQuang may recommend a crown, also called a cap, to strengthen the tooth while restoring its function and a natural-looking appeal. Dental crowns can be made in a range of high-quality materials, including porcelain-fused-to-metal, all-ceramic Empress®, and all-metal materials, such as gold. Dr. LeQuang designs dental crowns to blend naturally with the smile and routinely places these restorations in the front and back areas of the mouth. Some patients may require a crown as a single-tooth dental restoration procedure while others have multiple crowns placed when undergoing full-mouth reconstructions. Dental crowns can meet a range of restorative needs, to bring health back to damaged teeth, but are also used to complete tooth replacement with a dental implant and protect teeth that are root canal-treated. If you have a tooth that may benefit from a crown, we invite you to schedule a visit today with Dr. LeQuang at Made Ya Smile in Katy, TX.

Best Candidates

Crowns fully cover teeth starting at the gumline and are created to look very natural, just like surrounding tooth structure. Dr. LeQuang customizes dental crowns to meet the unique needs and cosmetic goals of each patient and is highly skilled in choosing the ideal shape, size, and color to blend beautifully with your smile. While crowns can be placed anywhere in the mouth, our team may recommend certain materials for different areas of the mouth. For instance, Empress all-ceramic crowns take on the natural translucency of real teeth and work very well in the smile zone, while porcelain-fused-to-metal also look very natural but are highly durable thanks to their metal substrate and may be better suited for molar teeth. All-metal crowns may be a great option for back teeth in patients who tends to grind their teeth extensively at night. Dr. LeQuang can help you determine the best type of crown material for your needs, preferences, and smile.

A dental crown may be the best type of treatment to restore health, function, and form to a tooth in a number of scenarios, including:

• Cracked, broken, or extensively decayed teeth

• Misshapen or abnormally small teeth

• Worn or discolored teeth

• Root canal-treated teeth

• Restore individual dental implants

What To Expect

At Made Ya Smile in Katy, TX, our skilled and caring team is proud to help our patients achieve both optimal dental health and a brilliant, confident smile. We work with the highest quality dental labs to create crowns for our patients and are perfectionists when it comes to delivering excellence in care. As our patient, your comfort and safety come first. Dr. LeQuang offers sedation dentistry solutions to help you relax if you feel anxious and uses a gentle technique to numb treatment areas to ensure a pleasant experience. When you are comfortable, he will use advanced tools to clear out decay or damage from your tooth and build up these areas with durable material. Our team will then take an impression of the tooth, which our lab will use to create your custom dental crown. A temporary crown will be placed to hold the space for your permanent crown and maintain the cosmetic appeal and oral function. About 1 – 2 weeks later, we will schedule you to visit our office again to have your temporary removed and the permanent crown bonded securely in place. To make certain your crown fits properly, Dr. LeQuang will check your bite and make any necessary adjustments to complete your procedure.

Recovery

After Dr. LeQuang has prepared your tooth and placed your temporary crown, you may be numb for a few hours. We recommend that you wait to eat until the feeling fully returns to your mouth, to avoid biting your soft tissues and causing oral injury. Our team will review special instructions on caring for your temporary crown and how to clean around this area until your permanent crown is placed. It is common to notice a bit of tooth sensitivity and gum inflammation following your crown prep visit. These symptoms can usually be relieved with warm salt water rinses and over-the-counter pain mediation if needed. Please contact our office right away if your crown becomes dislodged or comes off completely. Dr. LeQuang and our team strongly advise against trying to re-cement the crown yourself, which could cause damage to your crown and tooth. Once your permanent crown is placed, it can be cared for just like your natural teeth, with daily brushing and flossing, and routine cleaning and exam visits with our team. We will continue to monitor the condition of your crown during your check-up appointment to make sure it is still serving your oral health.

Insurance Coverage

Your dental crown may be covered in part by your dental insurance. A member of our business team will contact your provider and review your insurance benefits before we begin your procedure. If you have any out-of-pocket expenses, we will review those with you and let you know of our convenient payment methods. Made Ya Smile in Katy, TX wants every patient to get the care they need and partners with CareCredit® to bring low- and interest-free financing plans to patients. Our team is happy to work with you and help you find a solution that meets both your budget and oral health needs.

Custom Dental Crowns

Bring health and cosmetic appeal back to your smile with a custom dental crown. Dr. LeQuang is a talented general dentist with exceptional skill in selecting the ideal shape, material, size, and shade of crowns to look like they have always been a part of your smile. If you have a tooth that is decayed, damaged, or worn, or thinks you may benefit from a crown restoration, schedule a visit right away with our experienced team at Made Ya Smile in Katy, TX.

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