Dental Crowns in Aubrey, TX

Restore Your Smile & Bite

If you’ve got a damaged tooth in Aubrey, TX, a dental crown from 1385 Dental Studio may be the best way to restore your bite and your appearance. Dr. Hala Mustafa specializes in natural, tooth-colored crowns, and is always accepting new patients. Contact us now to get an appointment right away.

How Do Dental Crowns Work?

Dental crowns work by covering up and protecting your entire tooth. They are usually made of a metal base with a durable, tooth-like ceramic exterior, and look similar to a hollow tooth. Once your natural tooth has been trimmed, the crown is permanently bonded to the remaining tooth structure to cover up your enamel and restore your tooth.
By doing so, dental crowns help restore the natural appearance of your tooth as well as the functionality of your bite. Crowns also require very little maintenance beyond standard brushing and flossing, and last up to 10-20 years or longer, making them a great long-term solution for damaged teeth.

Why Do I Need A Dental Crown?

Dental crowns are primarily used to restore damaged teeth, but may sometimes be used for cosmetic dentistry. Here are the most common reasons that patients may need to get a dental crown in Aubrey, TX. 

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Tooth Decay & Infection

If you have a very large cavity, a crown may be a better option than a filling, since large fillings tend to wear out quickly. Dental crowns are also usually used to repair infected teeth after root canal therapy.

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Dental Trauma

If your tooth is chipped, cracked, or broken due to dental trauma, a porcelain crown from 1385 Dental Studio is a great way to restore and repair it, and protect the remaining tooth structure from damage and decay.

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Cosmetic Purposes

Crowns are sometimes used instead of other cosmetic dentistry treatments like veneers or dental bonding. However, since crowns are more expensive and invasive, they are usually only recommended when other treatments are unsuitable for your condition.

Does It Hurt To Get A Dental Crown?

No. The process of getting a dental crown at 1385 Dental Studio doesn’t hurt at all. You won’t feel any pain or discomfort, and the process is quite simple to understand.

To begin the treatment, Dr. Mustafa will numb your mouth and clean the treatment area. Then, she will clean away damaged tooth material and make an opening in your tooth using a dental drill.

After this, she will use a variety of tools to remove damaged tooth material from the tooth’s interior, eliminating bacteria and the source of the infection. Once this is done, she will flush the tooth and disinfect it.

Then, the tooth will be filled with an inert, rubber-like material. This replaces the missing pulp and strengthens the tooth. You’ll get a filling or temporary crown to restore your tooth. You’ll usually need to come back to 1385 Dental Studio to get a permanent crown in a few weeks. That’s it! 

How Long Will My Crown Last?

Dental crowns usually last between 10-20 years, but can last even longer with proper dental care. To ensure your crown lasts as long as possible, we recommend that you maintain a good oral hygiene routine and a healthy diet to fight back against tooth decay. You should also come to 1385 Dental Studio in Aubrey every six months for a consultation with Dr. Hala Mustafa.