Restore Damaged Teeth With Dr. Young
A dental crown is a small cap that Dr. Young can place over the surface of a damaged tooth. Our crowns are made from durable, tooth-colored porcelain that’s customized to your teeth for a natural appearance.
Unlike gold or metal crowns, porcelain crowns are nearly impossible to distinguish from your surrounding teeth. This allows you to eat, speak, and smile with total confidence.
Why Do I Need a Dental Crown?
Dr. Young recommends a dental crown for treating the following issues:
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Severely decayed teeth
- Weakened or worn-down teeth
- Teeth with overly-large fillings
Crowns are also frequently used in combination with a dental implant for single-tooth replacement.
Dental Crown Candidacy
If your tooth is too damaged for a filling but not so damaged that it needs to be replaced entirely, a dental crown is likely the right choice. Any patient suffering from one or more of the issues described above may qualify for a dental crown.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the dental crown process?
Typically, it takes about two weeks after your first appointment before your crown is ready to be placed. However, we’re proud to feature E4D technologies at our practice that allow us to mill and place your crown in about 90 minutes.
Can I whiten a dental crown?
Teeth whitening won’t damage your crown, but it also won’t have any noticeable effects since crowns are resistant to bleaching. Since the crown is customized to match your natural tooth shade, it likely won’t match your surrounding teeth after a whitening treatment.
How much do dental crowns cost?
The cost of a dental crown can vary significantly depending on the specifics of your case and the material that’s used for the crown. Call our office to ask for a price range.
What are my options if my crown has been damaged?
If your crown is damaged, it will most likely need to be replaced. Don’t attempt to fix the crown yourself, as this can result in further damage.
Can I replace gold or metal crowns with a porcelain crown?
Many patients who have gold or metal crowns choose to replace them with natural-looking porcelain. Dr. Young will evaluate your case and recommend the best option for your health.
Visit EQ Dental for Porcelain Crowns
If you need to restore a damaged tooth, Dr. Young can customize a porcelain crown just for you. Call our office in Fort Worth at (817) 741-4567 and schedule a consultation today.