What Are the Uses of Dental Crowns?


If you’re looking for ways to restore damaged teeth or to enhance the appearance of your smile, Hummingbird Dental is here to help. We are proud to offer ceramic crowns to restore a tooth’s strength, integrity, and aesthetics. We utilize the latest technology, highest quality materials, and trusted techniques to deliver incredibly natural-looking and feeling results!

What Is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown, or cap, is a tooth-shaped restoration that covers the portion of a tooth visible above the gum line. When in place, a crown restores the form, strength, and function of a natural tooth. Ceramic, or porcelain crowns, are made from a translucent material that mimics the light-reflecting properties of natural tooth enamel and can be closely color and texture-matched to your natural teeth. The result? A healthy, functional, and incredibly natural-looking smile.

What Are Partial Crowns?

Inlays and Onlays, otherwise known as partial crowns, are restorations we use to repair molars or premolars with too much damage to support dental fillings but not enough damage to warrant the use of dental crowns. The primary difference between them is the amount of tooth surface they cover. Inlays cover the chewing surfaces of a compromised tooth, while onlays replace one or more of a tooth’s cusps. Partial crowns are strong and durable, with the potential to last 30 years or more.

What Are the Uses of Dental Crowns?

Here are some of the most common uses of dental crowns:

  • Strengthening Teeth After Root Canal Therapy: A tooth that has undergone root canal therapy is weakened and prone to fracture. A crown will preserve the tooth and restore its strength, function, and appearance. 
  • Repairing Damaged or Weakened Teeth: Crowns protect teeth with large cavities and can also restore broken, cracked, or weak teeth or those worn due to grinding and clenching, a condition known as bruxism. 
  • Restoring Missing Teeth: Dental crowns can cover dental implants or support bridges, replacing missing teeth, and restoring healthy, functional smiles.
  • Improving a Smile’s Aesthetics: Dental crowns deliver beautiful smiles by correcting a tooth’s size, shape, or color.

What Is the Dental Crown Procedure?

Placing your dental crown requires two appointments. We will first prepare your affected tooth by shaping it to accommodate your restoration. Next, we will take impressions of the area to send to a dental laboratory to create your dental crown. A temporary crown will protect your prepared tooth as you wait.

During a follow-up appointment, we will ensure the crown fits perfectly and matches the surrounding teeth, and then cement it in place. The new restoration will leave you looking and smiling your best!

Caring For Your Restored Teeth

Make sure you brush your teeth and floss regularly, and don’t forget to schedule your twice-a-year exams and cleanings at Hummingbird Dental to allow us to monitor your oral health and restorations. With proper care, your ceramic crowns will deliver healthy smiles for many years to come.

Dental Crowns Near Me

Visit Hummingbird Dental in Heath, TX, to learn more about restoring your healthy smile with our aesthetic crowns. Call us at 469-415-2100 to schedule your appointment today!