Dental Crowns in San Antonio TX

Great White Dental helps San Antonians maintain a healthy, happy smile. When it comes to restoring your teeth, dental crowns are one of the most common restorative services we offer. Whether your tooth is chipped, cracked, or needs added support, dental crowns are an effective solution. Our team of highly trained dental professionals is here to provide you with exceptional care and personalized treatment to ensure you receive the best possible outcome.

What is a Tooth Crown?

Essentially, a tooth crown is a type of dental restoration used to repair a damaged tooth or improve its appearance. The crown itself is essentially a cap that fits over the tooth, covering the visible portion all the way up to the gum line. It’s made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, metal, or a combination of the two. A tooth crown can be used for a number of reasons, from restoring a tooth that has been chipped, cracked, or damaged due to decay, to enhancing the appearance of a misshapen or discolored tooth. It’s also a common solution for teeth that have undergone root canal therapy, as the crown helps protect the weakened tooth from further damage. 

Signs You May Need a Dental Crown

  • Cracked or chipped teeth: If your tooth has been compromised by a crack or chip, it may need to be protected by a dental crown to prevent further damage or decay.
  • Large cavities or fillings: If you have a cavity that is too large to be filled with a regular filling, or if you have an old filling that needs to be replaced, a dental crown can provide added strength and support.
  • Root canal treatment: If you have had a root canal, your tooth may be weakened and in need of a dental crown to protect it from further damage.
  • Bruxism (teeth grinding): If you grind your teeth regularly, you may be putting excess pressure on them, which can lead to cracks or fractures. A dental crown can help protect your teeth from this extra wear and tear.
  • Misshapen or severely discolored teeth: If you have a tooth that is misshapen or severely discolored, a dental crown can provide an aesthetic improvement, while also protecting the tooth from further damage or decay.
  • Tooth sensitivity: If you have a tooth that is particularly sensitive to hot or cold temperatures, a dental crown may help to insulate the tooth and reduce sensitivity.
  • Dental implant: If you have received a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, a dental crown is often placed on top of the implant to provide a functional replacement tooth.

It’s important to remember that every patient’s needs are unique and that this list is not exhaustive. If you’re experiencing any pain or discomfort, we recommend scheduling a consultation with one of our skilled dentists to determine the best course of treatment for you.

When you come into Great White Dental for a tooth crown, you can expect a smooth and easy process that will leave you with a stronger and healthier tooth. First, we’ll make sure you’re comfortable in our chair before getting started. Your dentist will then use local anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth to be treated. We want you to feel as little discomfort as possible during the procedure.

Next, your dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping it into a suitable shape for the crown. If necessary, your dentist may need to build up the tooth with a filling material to support the crown. Once your tooth is ready, your dentist will take comprehensive imaging of the tooth. We will make a custom-fit crown just for you. 

For the final placement of your crown, your Great White dentist will make any final adjustments to ensure a snug and comfortable fit. After that, your new crown will be bonded into place using a dental adhesive. After the procedure is complete, you may experience some sensitivity or discomfort for a short time. However, this is completely normal and will quickly subside. We always recommend maintaining proper oral hygiene to extend the longevity of your tooth crown.

Our team is dedicated to providing the best possible care for our patients. Our top-trained staff, from the front desk to our dentists, are on hand to answer any questions and ensure that your treatment is comfortable and effective. With our commitment to using only the highest quality materials and techniques, we are confident that our dental crowns will exceed your expectations. Don’t wait any longer to restore your smile; come in for a consultation. Let us help you achieve the confident smile you deserve. Schedule your appointment now!



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