Dr. Darj Dental
Mehrnoosh Darj, DDS
General Dentist located in El Paso, TX
A dental crown is a versatile tool used to treat a wide range of problems, such as chips, cracks, and decay. These protective caps placed on damaged teeth provide a host of cosmetic and oral health benefits. Mehrnoosh Darj, DDS, and the dental experts at Dr. Darj Dental in El Paso, Texas, offer sturdy porcelain crowns to help restore your smile. To find out more, call or use the online booking tool today and schedule an appointment at the office.
Crowns Q & A
What are crowns?
Crowns are protective caps that your dentist at Dr. Darj Dental places onto your teeth to protect or restore them. Porcelain is a sturdy material that can also be made to match the color of your teeth. These caps are used in a variety of instances, such as:
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Fractured teeth
- Teeth susceptible to a fracture
- Protecting a tooth after a root canal
Porcelain crowns don’t make your teeth look or feel unnatural, and they actually enhance the appearance, shape, and alignment of your teeth.
How does the procedure for a crown work?
If you need a crown to protect or restore a damaged tooth, the procedure takes at least two visits. At your first visit, the team at Dr. Darj Dental takes impressions of your teeth, which are sent off to a dental lab where your crown is custom-made for you.
Each dental crown used at Dr. Darj Dental is made according to the material and color specifications of your dentist. When you come back in for a second visit, your crown is waiting for you.
The procedure itself is very simple. One of the practice’s dental professionals bonds your crown onto your affected tooth with a special adhesive. The process isn’t painful and shouldn’t take more than an hour, at the very most. Afterward, your crown quickly feels just like any other part of your mouth and shouldn’t cause any discomfort.
How long do crowns last?
As long as you take excellent care of your dental crown, there’s no reason it shouldn’t last at least 10 years, if not more. Taking excellent care of your crown means treating it like you would any tooth. Continue to brush and floss regularly and maintain your regular visits at Dr. Darj Dental for cleanings and checkups.
If you want to take extra precautions, try to avoid or limit your intake of hard foods, such as chewing ice, popcorn kernels, and hard candies that can chip or crack your teeth.
To find out more about crowns, call or use the online booking tool today and schedule a consultation at the offices of Dr. Darj Dental.