You may have bitten down on ice or a piece of candy, resulting in broken teeth. First, do not panic. Next, call Vivid Dental at 281-809-4902. If you experience any swelling, place an ice pack on the outside of the mouth. If there is bleeding, place gauze pad on the affected area for about 10 minutes. When you arrive at our Houston office, you will meet with our caring dentist, Dr. Monti Harpalani. We ensure your dental emergency will be addressed promptly. Depending on the extent of damage, crowns may be the ideal solutions for protecting and strengthening the teeth. We will explain what can be expected before, during, and after crown treatment.
The first step toward a healthier smile is meeting with our dentist who will thoroughly examine your mouth, teeth, and gums. The affected teeth will be examined for decay. X-rays may be taken to examine the jawbone and soft tissues. Once there is a diagnosis, a treatment plan can be tailored to meet your needs.
If you are a candidate for dental crown treatment, we will numb the affected tooth and surrounding areas before the procedure. We can provide nitrous oxide to ensure relaxation during treatment. There is typically minimal tooth preparation to ensure the crowns fit precisely. The crowns will be checked for ideal fit and color before placement. We provide different types of crowns to meet the unique needs of patients. Porcelain crowns may be ideal for the anterior teeth or teeth that show when smiling. These crowns are natural looking and stain resistant. Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns may be recommended for the posterior teeth, where more force is exerted for chewing and grinding food. This material can withstand these forces well.
We will provide proper aftercare guidelines, which may include avoiding eating until anesthesia wears off and all numbness has disappeared. You should be able to brush and floss normally. Dental crowns can last up to a decade or more with excellent care.
Have you damaged your teeth? Do not hesitate to call the Vivid Dental team today.