About Dental Crowns
Diseased, injured, and broken teeth can benefit from a dental crown restoration that is made to look, feel, and function just like a natural tooth. These “caps” can actually strengthen teeth and can often be completed in one visit.
Rebuild Damaged & Decayed Teeth
Are you self-conscious about your smile due to cracked, broken, decayed, or worn teeth? Porcelain crowns can bring back your healthy, natural-looking smile and oral health all at the same time. Sometimes, injury or disease results in damaged teeth and while a filling can restore a small defect in a tooth, a crown is the most durable way to restore any tooth with extensive damage. At our dental office, we only use the strongest and most lifelike materials to ensure your new smile addition always blends in seamlessly.
Dental Crowns Reviews
"How grateful I am that I can share my experience with Dr. La Mastra and his amazing staff in Dallas, TX. While visiting from out of town, my front crown cracked, and I was stunned and toothless! I desperately needed it repaired and thankfully was quickly led to Dr. La Mastra. He and his staff were so reassuring, kind, efficient, and professional. The procedure to create a temporary crown was actually quite pleasant (no pain at all), and the end result is so natural looking (and even better than before!). I would highly recommend Dr. Salvator La Mastra and his team of specialists. I was so impressed with his expertise...I'm still smiling ear to ear!"- A.R. / Google / Nov 05, 2021
What You Need to Know About Dental Crowns
Porcelain crowns were once commonly referred to as "caps." After some preparation to the underlying tooth, a porcelain crown is positioned over the tooth and secured. Crowns allow you to retain your natural underlying structure while giving you a complete, fully-functional smile. Porcelain crowns look completely natural and can correct bite problems, spaces between teeth, and the angulations of teeth. They can also be used to permanently replace missing teeth as part of a bridge or over a dental implant.
Dental Crowns vs Dental Implants
While dental crowns are used to produce the tooth that sits on top of the implant they are also used to restore damaged or decayed teeth as well as teeth that have undergone root canals. Dental implants are used when teeth are completely missing whereas dental crowns are used to restore teeth that are damaged. Dental crowns do require the dentist to prepare the tooth before treatment and should be looked at as a last resort when other less invasive treatments are not enough.
Dental crown FAQs
Why do I need a dental crown?
Dental crowns offer several benefits for men and women with teeth that have been weakened by trauma or decay. Crowns are especially good at hiding cracked, chipped, stained, or broken teeth to give you a more pleasing smile. Dental crowns can also protect your tooth after a root canal or hold a cracked tooth firmly in place.
What are dental crowns made from?
Dental crowns can be made of different materials. Hamlett & La Mastra, DDS, usually recommend dental porcelain because it looks and functions just like your natural teeth. Patients can discuss their options with one of our professionals to determine the best material for their needs and goals.
How long do dental crowns last?
One of the reasons our clinic chooses porcelain for crowns is the durability of the material. With good oral hygiene and regular dental cleanings, a dental crown can last for many years. Damaged or broken dental crowns can always be replaced by a member of our team.