Dental Crowns in Temple, TX
Damaged teeth detract from your appearance, but they can also seriously threaten your oral health. We can avoid these unwanted problems by using porcelain crowns, the perfect solution for returning your smile to its whole and healthy state.
Our goal is to provide you with exceptional dental care that offers solutions for problems like teeth that have been compromised by damage or decay. Dr. Richard Leung has helped many of our patients protect their oral health with durable, natural-looking dental restorations that provide years of use.
Uses for Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are restorations designed to fully encase your natural tooth to provide support and protect it from damage or decay. Since they hide your natural tooth, crowns can also be used to correct the shape of a tooth. Here are some specific uses for dental crowns:
- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
- Strengthen and protect a tooth after root canal treatment
- Support a tooth with a large filling
- Restore a dental implant
- Disguise a discolored or poorly proportioned tooth
Natural-Looking Porcelain Crowns
If you’ve ever lived with a damaged tooth, you know that eating and speaking normally can be difficult. Fortunately, we have dental crowns that serve the important purpose of restoring your tooth to its full function.
For many years, crowns made using porcelain fused to metal have been widely used. These types of crowns are effective but leave an unattractive thin line of metal that shows through at the gum line. Advances in dental technology and the materials we use have given us more aesthetic options for restoring your teeth.
Dr. Leung chooses to use porcelain crowns because they are durable, look completely natural and blend perfectly with the rest of your teeth. Because our crowns are created entirely of porcelain, there is no unsightly metal to show through and detract from the beauty of your smile.
Custom Crown Procedures
Crowns are one of the most common dental restorations we perform in our office. Dr. Leung is highly skilled at creating a custom crown perfectly matched to your smile.
We will make sure you are numb and completely comfortable, remove any decay or damaged tooth structure, and then take an impression of your tooth. While your impression heads off to our trusted dental lab, we will make a temporary crown to protect your tooth until we receive your permanent one. Once we receive it, Dr. Leung will permanently attach it to your tooth and make any final adjustments to ensure a comfortable fit.
Prompt, Efficient Treatment
Maintaining optimal oral health should never be unpleasant or inconvenient. Our entire professional team is committed to making every visit to our office enjoyable and stress-free. We will not make you wait to get in for your appointment, and we don't double-book patients because we want to focus all of our attention on you and your needs.
Convenient financing options like CareCredit allow you to get the care you need without worry, and we accept most insurance plans. A knowledgeable member of our team is standing by to answer any questions you may have about insurance or financing. Please contact our Temple dental office to arrange a convenient appointment.