Do you have damaged or discolored teeth? You may benefit from treatment with dental crowns. Dr. Mark Sowell offers dental crowns to patients in his Plano, TX dental office. Tooth crowns are caps that can top dental implants or cover teeth that are deeply stained or injured. Patients who want to improve their bite and the appearance of their smile benefit from dental crowns. Dr. Sowell works with his patients to find the right treatment options to meet their needs. He thoroughly examines the smile and takes a patient’s dental history and goals into account in order to recommend the right solution.
Dental Crown Q&A
Many patients have these common questions about dental crowns:
What are the benefits of dental crowns?
With dental crowns, patients can cover areas of damage that can create an unbalanced bite. Worn down, injured, and even slightly crooked teeth can be covered by a crown to ensure that patients have a stable and uniform smile. Additionally, if patients have teeth that are stained or discolored, crowns can brighten the appearance of the tooth enamel.
Can you whiten dental crowns?
No, like other cosmetic and restorative treatments that cover teeth, dental crowns cannot be whitened. They do not respond to professional teeth whitening treatment. However, tooth crowns are used to cover areas of discoloration. If you have an old, discolored dental crown, we can plan a new dental crown for you.
How long do dental crowns last?
Dental crowns can last anywhere from 15 to 30 years. This all depends on how patients care for their crowns. Patients can brush and floss between their dental crowns just like natural teeth. We also recommend that patients continue to visit the dentist on a regular basis after they receive dental crowns. Professional dental care and a good oral hygiene routine increase the lifespan of dental crowns.
Contact Our Dental Office Today
Do you want to restore the look and function of your smile? Ask us about dental crown treatment. If you are a new patient, call (972) 382-6855. Current patients may call (972) 931-0090. Schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Sowell on our website.