Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

3610 N. Josey Ln. Suite 104, Carrollton, TX

Crowns: They’re Not Just for Royalty

What Are Dental Crowns Used For?Do you have a minor dental flaw that bothers you, such as a chipped, cracked, misaligned, oddly shaped or decaying tooth? If so, you might benefit from dental crown treatment with Dr. Darian Hampton. Crowns are not just for royalty.

What Is a Crown?

A crown is a ceramic tooth-like structure that is often placed over an existing tooth to conceal dental imperfections. Once placed, ceramic crowns look and function like natural teeth. They are also helpful for protecting a decaying tooth from further decay and damage.

Dental crowns are an effective way to improve the look of:

  • A fractured tooth
  • A decaying tooth
  • A misshaped tooth
  • A discolored tooth
  • A misaligned tooth
  • A tooth that has undergone root canal therapy

Replacing a Missing Tooth With a Crown

In addition, a crown can be used to fill the space left by a missing tooth. In this case, Dr. Hampton first places a dental implant (i.e., a metal fixture that acts as a base for the crown) into the jawbone, before affixing the crown to the top of it, once the implant has healed and become integrated into the jawbone.

The dental implant and crown are sturdy and long lasting, and will help restore the natural look and function of the teeth.

When One Crown Isn’t Enough

If you have several missing teeth, Dr. Hampton might suggest the use of dental implants and a dental bridge. Like the name suggests, a dental bridge spans the spaces left by missing teeth. Dr. Hampton affixes a dental bridge to either dental implants or healthy teeth that are located on either side of the space left by the missing teeth. A dental bridge literally bridges a gap.

Pay a Visit to Dr. Hampton

If you are embarrassed by dental imperfections, Dr. Hampton can help. He offers several cosmetic dental treatments that will improve the look of less-than-perfect teeth, for a healthy, beautiful smile. When you visit the Hamptons Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Hampton will treat you like royalty, even if he is not placing a crown.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Hampton to learn more about your cosmetic and restorative dental treatment options, contact the Hamptons Family and Cosmetic Dentistry by calling (972) 395-9292.