Dental Crowns Dentist in Frisco, Texas
Dental Crowns Dentist in Frisco, Texas
Dental Crowns Dentistry Frisco, Texas
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth.A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth. The cap restores the tooth’s shape and size, strength, and appearance. The crowns are then cemented into place to cover the visible portion of a tooth.
What steps are involved in preparing a tooth for a crown?Two visits to the dentist are usually needed. At the first visit, the tooth to receive the crown is examined and prepared. X-rays are taken of the tooth and bone around it. If decay is found or there is a risk of infection or injury to the tooth’s pulp, a root canal treatment may need to be done first. To make room for the dental crown, the tooth to receive it is filed down across the top and sides. The amount of tooth filed away depends on the type of crown selected. All-metal crowns are thinner and don’t need as much tooth structure removed compared with all-porcelain or porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns. If too much tooth is missing, due to damage or decay, a filling material is used to “build up” enough tooth structure for the crown to cover.
When would a dental crown be needed?A dental crown may be needed to: After reshaping the tooth, a paste or putty is used to make a copy (also called impression) of the tooth that will be receiving the crown. Impressions of the teeth above and below the tooth to receive the dental crown are also made. This is done to make sure that the crown will not affect your bite.
When would a dental crown be needed?A dental crown may be needed to: Protect a weak tooth (for example, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth Restore a broken tooth or a severely worn down tooth Cover and support a tooth with a large filling and not much tooth remaining Hold a dental bridge in place Cover misshaped or severely discolored teeth Cover a dental implant Cover a tooth treated with a root canal
About Dr. Solmaz Shir, DDS
Presently, Dr. Solmaz Shir is a Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry. In addition, Dr. Shir, Received her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science from the University of Texas at Austin, and her Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S) degree from University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.
Specifically, Dr. Solmaz Shir graduated from dental school with a distinction in academic teaching. After that, she received numerous leadership, academic, and dentistry awards. As a result, Dr. Solmaz Shir has held a position as part-time faculty at Baylor College of Dentistry while practicing general dentistry in private practice setting in DFW area.
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