Dental crowns are one of many restorations used at the practice of Dr. Maegan Elam to restore the smile. These “caps” are commonly utilized to offer a damaged tooth an extra layer of protection and strength. Bedford, Texas, area patients considering a dental crown restoration will want to learn about the process of the creation and placement of a cosmetic tooth crown.
Many patients in the Bedford, Texas, area considering a dental crown often have questions about what to expect during the process, from start to finish. Dr. Elam starts with a consultation visit and initial evaluation to determine whether a dental crown is the best option. During this visit, we will take x-rays of your teeth and assess the condition of your oral health. If a dental crown is recommended, we will then clean, prepare, and shape the tooth that needs a crown before taking an impression of the tooth.
The impressions are sent to our partner lab to fabricate the custom crown. The crown is created to match the color, shape, and size of your existing teeth to ensure that it blends in with the smile. Once it is complete, you will return for a follow-up appointment when Dr. Elam checks the fit and bite before bonding it into place with specialized cement. Afterward, you can enjoy several years of strong protection from your new dental crown!
After Dr. Elam places the crown, proper care is needed to ensure longevity. Maintaining your oral hygiene is important to ensure the health of your teeth and gums. We always recommend brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once a day while paying close attention to the areas around the dental crown–including the gum line. Routine visits for evaluations are beneficial as well.
If you reside in or around the Bedford, TX, community and have been told that you would benefit from fabricating and placing a custom dental crown, call the Maegan Elam, DDS & Associates team today to request an initial consultation appointment. The practice is at 2221 Harwood Road and can be reached at (817) 241-3535.