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Restore Your Bite With Natural-Looking, Sturdy Dental Crowns
Repair Decayed & Broken Teeth
Whether you have a large cavity, an infected tooth, or a tooth that’s been cracked, chipped, or broken due to dental trauma, the team at EaDo Family Dental is here to help. With a custom-made, tooth-colored dental crown, Dr. Bianca Williams or Dr. John Ma can completely restore your smile, provide relief from tooth sensitivity and pain, and prevent further complications. Learn more below, or contact us now for an appointment.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are a type of restorative dental treatment, and are intended to restore seriously damaged teeth.Â
A crown is built to look and feel just like a natural tooth, and to fit over and cover up your tooth structure. Lots of different materials can be used to make a crown, but ceramic porcelain materials are the most popular option in modern dental offices, as they look and feel just like your natural enamel.Â
To prepare for a dental crown, your existing tooth structure is trimmed significantly to remove damaged material, and shape the area into a stable, smooth, and strong platform for the crown. The crown is built to cover up this structure and be permanently bonded onto your tooth, covering it up all the way to the gum line.Â
Once the crown is placed, it will replace your natural tooth, and provide excellent protection for up to 10-20 years or longer, depending on your oral hygiene, how the crown was placed, and a few other factors.
Why Would I Need A Dental Crown?
Dental crowns are usually recommended when one of your teeth has been seriously damaged. If you have a large cavity, for example, a crown is a better choice than a filling. Crowns are also used after root canal therapy, and to treat teeth that have been broken, cracked, or seriously chipped due to dental trauma.
More rarely, crowns are used for purely cosmetic reasons. In some cases, a particular tooth may not be right for treatment with a dental veneer or dental bonding. If this is the case, a crown may be recommended instead.
Temporary Vs. Permanent Dental Crowns
At your first crown appointment with a dentist in Houston, TX, your tooth will be trimmed and prepared for your permanent crown. However, your permanent crown will need to be built at an outside dental lab and then sent back to our office. This process takes a few weeks, so Dr. Ma or Dr. Williams will apply a temporary crown to your tooth.Â
Temporary crowns are different from permanent dental crowns in a few ways. First, theyâre made of a more pliable and flexible dental resin. Theyâre also pre-fitted, so they may not fit as closely as your permanent crown. The temporary crown is also attached to your tooth with a weaker adhesive, since itâs intended to be removed in a few weeks. This means you may need to take care when chewing on that side of your mouth, and you should avoid very tough, sticky, and gummy foods.Â
In contrast, permanent crowns are customized to fit perfectly onto your tooth, built from durable porcelain, and are bonded into place with a permanent dental cement that will likely last 10-15 years or longer.
“Dr. Ma is by far the best dentist I have ever gone to. He’s very patient, listens to what you have to say, explains procedures in non-medical terms so you can understand, and is very nice. I had two root canals and he did a great job. Wasn’t painful at all.”
“Dr. Ma is an excellent dentist, and he makes my kids feel comfortable.”
“Pleasant visit and exam! I look forward to seeing you in six months!”
“My mom, husband and son have all had work done by Dr. Ma and we have been very pleased with the work thus far. It is greatly appreciated!”
“Wow! We had a wonderful experience with Dr. Ma today. We were greeted by the super-friendly staff, and Dr. Ma and his assistant were both extremely sweet and made my kids feel at ease. My daughter (3yo) already asked when we get to go back!”
“Dr. Ma did was amazing. He was able to fix a bad spot on my front tooth that has been bothering me since I got my braces off 12 years ago. I couldn't be happier with the results, it looks amazing! I am definitely going back for my future cleanings!”
“I loved our visit today! We were in and out in less than 30 minutes! Scheduling was easy and there is ample parking. Dr. Ma was great with my 14-month old and answered all my questions. We will definitely come back for all of our dental needs.”
“Visited this location for the first time today. I met with Dr. Ma, he was very kind and knowledgeable. He did a fantastic job on my cleaning. I also really appreciated that I didn't have a long wait and the entire visit was 40 minutes from start to finish.”
“Great Dentist. I've dealt with countless amount of dentist and never have I ever been able to refer a dentist. Everyone in this office is great and exceeded my expectations. I am actually excited to go to my next appointment!”
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“I got 4 fillings at EaDo Family Dental today, and it went smoother than any other dentist appointment I've had before. The staff could not have been nicer and the office is beautiful! I would definitely recommend EaDo family dental!”
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“Personally it's fulfilling when I can build a connection with each patient or help children and adults feel good about their experience at the dentist.”
“It’s rewarding in general to meet new people and help them. Dentistry directly affects their lives and smiles in their everyday life.”