Dental team in Houston explains the reason for a temporary dental crown

Incidents such as a blow to the face or falling off a bicycle can leave tooth damage. Fortunately, there is treatment available at Vivid Dental in Houston. Dental crowns can restore damaged teeth. Patients often ask about the dental crown procedure, which involves a temporary dental crown. We can explain the purpose of the dental crown and temporary dental crown as well as what can be expected throughout treatment.

Before treatment

The first step toward achieving the smile of your dreams is scheduling an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Monti Harpalani. At your appointment, he will thoroughly examine the health of your mouth, teeth, and gums. This may include x-rays to examine the jawbone and tooth roots under the gum line. Dr. Harpalani will review your medical history to determine your candidacy for dental crowns. If you are a candidate for treatment, he will form a plan with you.

During treatment

We take impressions, which are sent to dental laboratory for fabrication of customized crowns. We provide different types of crowns depending on the location of the damaged tooth. Porcelain fused to a strong metal base can be ideal for the posterior teeth. All-ceramic crowns add beauty to the anterior teeth, the teeth that show when smiling. Ceramic is a stain resistant, strong, and durable material that blends nicely with the smile. While you await the final crown, the dentist will place a temporary crown. This restoration ensures health and function to the smile while awaiting your final crown.

After treatment

Once your final dental crown arrives, it will be checked for precise fit and appearance before it is bonded to the tooth. You can look forward to a beautifully restored smile. We will provide aftercare instructions to ensure longevity of the dental crown. With proper maintenance, your dental crown can last a decade or longer.

Benefits of dental crowns

Crowns serve many purposes from protecting weak teeth to covering severely stained teeth. They can also cover misshapen teeth and hold together cracked teeth. Dental crowns are used to secure dental bridges and protect teeth after root canals.


Do you have a damaged tooth in need of repair? If you do, we recommend calling our team at (281) 809 4902 today to schedule an appointment.


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Dr. Monti Harpalani, Vivid Dental

Vivid Dental

Dr. Monti Harpalani

Dr. Monti Harpalani is one of the most respected and highly sought-after dentists in Houston TX. Having graduated from the New York University College of Dentistry with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery, he furthered his passion for dentistry through a yearlong General Practice Residency at the Woodhull Medical Center in New York. Here he gained exposure to the fields of cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, oral surgery, restorative dentistry, and pediatric dentistry. Since then Dr. Harpalani has had extensive hands-on experience and training in the varied facets of dental care and is keen on providing his patients with customized and comprehensive dental care. Through his dental practice, Vivid Dental, he brings to patients cutting edge and modern dental treatments such as Lumineers, Veneers, and Six Month Smiles. Also, he provides traditional solutions such as crowns, implants and root canal procedures and can also be contacted for dental emergencies.

11560 FM 1960 West,
Suite #200,
Houston, TX 77065
(281) 809 4902

Our Office Hours

Monday 10am-6pm
Wednesday 10am-6pm
Friday 10am-6pm
Emergencies Seen Promptly


Amenities Offered

  • Friendly, Caring Staff
    (Each Has a Gentle Touch)
  • Living Room Style Waiting Area
  • TVs in Treatment Rooms
    (PLUS Pillows, Blankets, & Warm Scented Towels)
  • Internet Station &
    Complimentary Refreshments
    in Reception Area
  • Insurance Friendly &
    Flexible Financing