Katy Trails Family Dentistry
Kristopher Oroz, DDS
General Family Dentistry located in Katy, TX
Every year, more than two million people in the United States have crowns fitted, making it one of the most common dental restorations nationwide. Experienced dentist Kristopher Oroz, DDS, performs crown restoration services at Katy Trails Family Dentistry — his practice in Katy, Texas — to give his patients beautiful smiles and supported tooth function. Find out how this popular procedure can help you today. Call or book an appointment online.
Crowns Q & A
What is a crown?
A crown is a dental device that sits over the top of a tooth, which is why you may also hear it referred to as a cap. A crown covers the whole tooth, reaching to the gum line, so it's suitable for most people, even if you have little to no tooth remaining underneath.
If you need a crown, Dr. Oroz discusses your options with you and helps you make the most suitable choice.
When should you have a crown?
Crowns both improve your tooth's appearance and restore dental function and mouth health. Its versatility as a treatment means that Dr. Oroz may recommend a crown procedure for several reasons, including:
- Covering a large filling
- Covering a dental implant
- Restoring a damaged or broken tooth
- Holding a cracked tooth together
- Preventing a fragile tooth from breaking
- Securing a dental bridge in place
- Improving cosmetic appearances
- Disguising a misshapen or discolored tooth
If you think you may be a candidate for a crown or if you'd like to learn more, Dr. Oroz is happy to answer all your questions and perform a dental exam to check how suitable this treatment is for your needs.
What are the different types of crowns?
Crowns come in various materials, including gold, silver, metal alloy, porcelain, and porcelain fused to metal. Although porcelain remains one of the most popular choices because Dr. Oroz can match the material to your natural tooth color, the most appropriate choice for you depends on your dental needs, the aesthetic appearance you wish to achieve, and your budget.
Crown prices vary depending on the material's durability, whether it contains metal, and what the final product looks like. Some people want it to be virtually undetectable, while others like how eye-catching a gold crown is. Of course, some decisions may be out of your control. Certain factors may make one material more suitable than another, such as:
- Tooth function
- Tooth location
- Gum tissue position
- The condition of the natural tooth
- How much natural tooth remains
- How much tooth shows when you smile
- The color of the surrounding teeth
Dr. Oroz and his team at Katy Trails Family Dentistry offer crown services to give you back your healthy, happy smile. Call the practice to schedule a consultation or fill out the online inquiry form.