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If you have one tooth that takes the beauty and health from your smile, then a dental crown could be a great treatment option for you. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that replaces the tooth enamel and boosts its health and function. To tell you a little more about this beneficial restoration, our dentist, Dr. Rafael A. Perez, is happy to tell you all about the benefits and treatment involved with dental crowns.

Benefits
Dental crowns can protect a weak tooth from breaking, hold together a cracked tooth, restore a broken tooth, repair a severely worn down tooth, support a tooth that has a large filling, hold a dental bridge in place, cover an unattractive tooth, complete a dental implant treatment, improve the appearance of a tooth, and help children who have poor oral hygiene.

Treatment
Your dentist will begin by numbing your tooth and surrounding gums. Then, he will trim the tooth enamel to make room for the restoration. Next, he will take impressions (which are like models) of the tooth and will send those impressions to a dental lab. There, your restoration will be custom made. When it’s ready, you will come back to our office to have it cemented into place. While you wait, you will be given a temporary crown.

For more information and details about dental crowns in Wichita Falls, Texas, or to schedule an appointment to see if this treatment is right for you, please contact Stone Lake Dental at 940-692-2851 today. Our dental team will be more than happy to help you!