Repairing Your Tooth With A Dental Crown

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Any injury that compromises the surface of your tooth can have a serious impact on your oral health. While a simple chip or crack may appear purely cosmetic, these breaks expose the insides of your tooth to harmful oral bacteria that threaten to form cavities and infection. Whether from physical trauma or a case of tooth decay, we can provide a restoration to restore your tooth’s surface and improve its appearance. In today’s blog, our team discusses placing dental crowns to repair your tooth and preserve your smile!

Why We Place Restorations On Damaged Teeth

Placing a dental crown covers your tooth to seal off breaks in the surface of your enamel. If you experience a dental cavity beyond the scope of treatment with a simple filling, a crown restores your tooth after removing decaying material. Similarly, when treating a tooth infection, a root canal therapy permanently alters the structure of your tooth. In this instance, a dental crown returns the shape and function of your tooth while preventing bacteria from reentering the inner chamber. If constant grinding wears down their surface, we could place a crown to restore needed height and properly align your bite. Whenever we place a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, an abutment at the end of the post allows us to attach a crown to complete your prosthetic. It’s easy to see how versatile this cap can be!

Creating Your Custom Cap

Because each smile is unique, we will carefully examine yours to plan the creation of your new crown. To prepare your tooth for placement, we apply a local anesthetic and shave it to allow the attachment of your crown. Modern technology allows us to create a digital impression of your mouth to send to a lab for creating your custom cap. Today’s ceramics allow us to shade the color of your new restoration to that of your natural teeth to fully blend in with your smile.

Different Types Of Crowns

We could create a full dental crown to completely cover your tooth above the gum line. This helps address serious cosmetic functional concerns that require total coverage of a problem tooth. Conversely, we have options that treat damage too great for a simple filling, but not large enough to require a full crown. Dental inlays and onlays fit in between and on top of the cusps of your teeth.


To repair your tooth after injury, find out if a dental crown is appropriate for restoring your smile. If you’re ready to plan a visit for your custom restoration, then call our Sunny Smiles location on N Zaragoza Rd in El Paso, TX at 915-849-9000.