With veneers and crowns, our dentist in 77478 can improve how your teeth look and even how strong your teeth are. At ISmile Specialists, we’re committed to giving you the best smile possible. Crowns have so many uses. And veneers can correct one or many cosmetic issues all at once.
A crown, also sometimes referred to as a cap, is placed over an existing tooth. Some common situations where they come in handy are when you have a cracked, misshapen, or crooked tooth. Also, if a tooth is permanently stained or discolored, a crown will keep it from standing out and marring an otherwise fine set of teeth. When you get root canal therapy done, a crown is an essential part of it. You see, in order to gain access to the root of the tooth, it has to be drilled from the top. This leaves you with only a partial tooth remaining. A crown put in by our dentist in 77478 restores it back to its full size again. And both dental bridges and dental implants make use of crowns. For a bridge, a crown on either side allows it to be anchored and keep it stable. For a dental implant, a crown acts as the tooth portion of it, being placed and cemented to the titanium post that serves as the root replacement. You’ll usually need two sessions to have a crown placed. First, impressions are taken to be sent to the dental lab. When you return, the crown will be placed and cemented. That’s all there is to it.
If you’re not happy with how many or even all of your teeth look, you’ll be excited to take advantage of veneers. Regardless if you have teeth that are broken, chipped, crooked, discolored, or with gaps between them that are too wide, our dentist in 77478 will correct it all with veneers. They’re thin shells that are put over the fronts of your teeth as permanent solutions for your cosmetic concerns. Usually, they’re made of porcelain, a material that closely resembles the color of your teeth. Three appointments are generally required, but in the end you will have a more ideal smile to show off.