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If a tooth has sustained damage – whether from decay or another factor – that is too extensive for bonding or fillings to fix, your Houston dentist, Dr. Tutu, may recommend getting a dental crown. A dental crown is a covering permanently bonded to the tooth made out of porcelain, acrylic resin, gold, or a mix of these.

Dental Crown Procedure

To begin the placement of a crown, the damaged tooth will be cleaned of decay and reshaped by having the enamel filed down. A local anesthetic will be applied so that you don’t experience any discomfort during this process. After the tooth has been prepped, a mold will be taken of it as well as the surrounding teeth for a lab to use to create a crown that will fit well. A temporary crown will be placed over the tooth before you leave the dentist office.

During the second visit (after about two to three weeks), your dentist will place the permanent crown onto the tooth. After checking for the right fit, it will be cemented into place. Like with any other restorative procedure, proper dental care will ensure that you get years of usage of your crown.

If you have a tooth that is suffering from severe decay or an injury, book an appointment with our Houston dental office today. Dr. Tutu will happily assess your tooth to determine if a dental crown is the right treatment option for your case.

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Dr. Tutu Omilabu

DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery)

Dr. Tutu Omilabu has over 20 years of experience as a Dental Surgeon. She holds a D.D.S. degree from the prestigious New York University College of Dentistry and a BDS degree from the highly reputed University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.

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