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.
"Dr. La Mastra is super cool and amazing, especially for someone who has dental phobia like me. I've been with him for years and followed him to his new place recently. He did my implant and crown which was a great experience. Dr. La Mastra is caring and I feel relaxed when he enters the room. The entire staff is friendly and helpful. His assistant Cindy is fun and conversational, my hygienist Cindy (same name) makes teeth cleaning comfortable and informative when it comes to oral care and Parker at the front desk makes you feel like family. Always a good experience!"- K.M. / Google / Aug 04, 2021
"I came to Texas 11 years ago and have been using Dr. Hamlett ever since. He has done extensive work in my mouth including restoration after having implant. I am not an easy patient to work on since I have a fear of dentist. Dr. Hamlett and his staff have always taken this into account and handled me with extra care and compassion. I will always remember Dr. Hamlett and his team fondly.Hugs,Teresa Taylor"- T.T. / Yelp / Jun 15, 2021
"Dr. Hamlett has been my dentist for many years, and has done various procedures for my dental health. He has always done an excellent, professional job. He is kind, and terrific at making each treatment as comfortable and pleasant as possible. It is important to me that I trust him.I highly recommend him!"- D.H. / Google / Jun 06, 2021
"I have been going to Dr. Hamlett for many years. He is professional, kind, and knows what he is doing! He has performed a number of services for me, and has always done an incredible job. I am always a little anxious getting dental work, but he makes it so much easier and much more pleasant. I trust him, and that is important to me! "- D. / Healthgrades / Jun 06, 2021
"Thoughtful and Skilled. Great work with my crown and fillings."- C.K. / Facebook / May 27, 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.