Dental Crowns – Arlington, TX 

Protecting & Enhancing Damaged Teeth

Often, a filling is all we need to repair a small crack or new cavity, but for a patient dealing with a broken tooth or severe decay, dental crowns in Arlington are to the rescue. This treatment is able to accomplish many positive things at once—protect a compromised tooth, restore its strength, save a patient from an extraction, and bring back someone’s full smile. We Smile Dental of Arlington is also proud to use high-quality natural-looking crowns so that only you and Dr. Atluri will be able to tell which tooth has been repaired.

Why Choose We Smile Dental of Arlington For Dental Crowns? 

  • All-Porcelain Crowns That Blend with Natural Teeth
  • Mess-Free, Precise Digital Impression System
  • In-Network with Many Leading Dental Insurance Providers

What Is a Dental Crown?

illustration of dental crown being fit over tooth

On its own, a dental crown just looks like a hollowed-out tooth, but it’s actually a restoration that is fitted directly over enamel that is too weak to support itself either due to physical trauma or infection. They’re typically recommended for people with larger cavities, big cracks or breaks, or if they have an old filling that is starting to fail.

The Process of Getting a Dental Crown

woman having her teeth examined by dentist in arlington

While every crown we provide is 100% custom-made for each patient and each tooth, the process follows a few basic steps:

  • Firstly, we examine the tooth and take X-rays to make sure that a crown is absolutely necessary. If it’s possible to fix your problem with another procedure, we’ll let you know so you can choose what works for you!
  • If you and Dr. Atluri decide that getting a crown is the best way to go, she’ll start by numbing the tooth and removing the enamel that cannot be preserved.
  • A digital impression will be taken of the prepared tooth. This will be sent to a dental lab so they can design and fabricate your final restoration.
  • While the lab is working its magic, you’ll be fitted with a temporary crown.
  • A week or so later, you’ll return to our office so we can remove your temporary crown and cement your real one in place.

Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown

man smiling in arlington
    • Stops dental pain and helps with sensitivity
    • Makes it easier to chew and eat your favorite foods
    • Halts an active cavity or growing crack that can spell big trouble in the future
    • Prevents you from needing to have the tooth extracted and replaced (which is more expensive and time-consuming compared to getting a crown)
    • Able to align the bite to relieve persistent jaw pain or popping and clicking
  • Can enhance the appearance of a tooth to create an overall more attractive smile
  • Able to last 10-20 years with just daily brushing, flossing, and regular dental checkups