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Placing Dental Crowns
Houston, TX

Image of a dental crown being placed at Alexandra Garcia, DDS, MS in Houston, TX. If you are considering getting dental crowns to treat chipped or damaged teeth, you are not alone. Many people consider getting some kind of restorative dentistry procedure at least once in their lives, from a simple cleaning to a dental crown placement.

The dental crown procedure is quite simple. But you may have to cross a few hurdles. After hearing about the benefits of ceramic crowns, you might have your mind set on ceramics. Since different types of dental crowns are created for various concerns, you may be recommended another material. If you are determined to opt for ceramics, Dr. Garcia and Dr. Alexandra Garcia at Alexandra Garcia, DDS, MS can help you figure out a solution. Our experienced doctors can provide an examination that sheds light on your tooth damage.

How to Prepare for the Dental Crown Procedure

Before choosing between different types of dental crowns, you may wonder whether you need to prepare for the procedure. Dental crowns are much easier than dental implants. In fact, you can get that perfect smile in two appointments. In case you choose same day crowns, this time is cut in half.
Before you step into our office for your procedure, ensure the following:
•  Call a family member and ask them to drive you home after the procedure.
•  Make sure you have someone to take care of you and help you with chores on the first day.
•  Don’t take any medicine that can interfere with anesthesia during the procedure.

What Happens During Dental Crown Placement?

Dental crowns are placed in two ways. You can choose to go the traditional route or get same day crowns. For traditional crowns, the procedure includes:
•  Getting an examination to determine the teeth that need the crown.
•  Getting your teeth prepared for the crown under local anesthesia.
•  Getting tooth impressions for crown manufacturing.
•  Receiving a temporary crown and waiting for the second appointment.
•  Removal of the temporary crown and final crown placement.

If you are looking for a faster fix, you can choose same day crowns. This forms crowns from ceramic using a machine called CEREC. Through this process, your crown is created and fixed on the same day.

What to Expect After Dental Crowns

Your dental crown procedure may only be mildly uncomfortable. This is because you will be under local anesthesia the whole time. However, the discomfort may increase after the procedure. Ensure the following:
•  Try not to apply too much pressure on the crown and chew on a different side.
•  For a couple of days, try not to chew foods that are too hard or sticky.
•  Don’t floss too hard as this can compromise the cement under the crown.

Your Consultation is Just a Phone Call Away

The first consultation can get you closer to fixing chipped or broken teeth and getting that perfect smile back. Since dental crowns look like your natural teeth and restore many important functions, they are a great investment. At Alexandra Garcia, DDS, MS, experienced doctors can provide recommendations for the ideal crown materials according to your history and requirements. Call (346) 250-2930 for a first consultation and get a dental crown today!
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777 Post Oak Blvd, Suite 625
Houston, TX 77056-3204


Office: (346) 250-2930


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Alexandra Garcia, DDS, MS, 777 Post Oak Blvd, Suite 625, Houston, TX 77056 - (346) 250-2930 - - 3/19/2023 - Related Terms: dental implants Houston TX -