What Is a One-Visit Crown?

At Espili Dental in Houston, TX, a one-visit crown is a great way to get a crown without the hassle of visit after visit. A one-visit crown is exactly what it says. It’s a dental crown made in one visit, without the multiple trips to the dentist that regular crowns require.

What is a Crown?

A crown is a covering for a tooth that’s damaged or decayed. Made of specialized materials, a dental crown can also hide discolored teeth. Crowns protect and preserve teeth. They also give strength and structural support to the affected tooth.

Why would you need a crown?

  • Broken Tooth. Sometimes a tooth is broken so badly it can’t maintain strength on its own. A crown strengthens and protects it.
  • Severely worn or eroded teeth. Teeth can be worn down by years of exposure to oral acid. Enamel can also wear away and thin.
  • Implants. A dental implant takes the place of tooth roots, but crowns are fitted on the dental implant itself.
  • Appearance. A crown can cover discolored or damaged teeth.
  • Root Canals. Crowns are placed on teeth treated by a root canal, allowing the crown to reinforce the tooth.

How Common are Crowns?

Very common. About 15 million Americans wear at least one crown.

How Is a Crown Prescribed?

Your dentist will take X-rays and determine how healthy your tooth roots are, as well as the health of bone tissue surrounding the affected tooth.

What Is the Process of Getting a One-Visit Crown?

Your dentist numbs the tooth and all surrounding tissue. Next, your tooth will be filed down to make room for the crown. A small tooth will be built up with composite resin. A digital scanner takes an impression, which goes to the lab for construction. A fabricator much like a 3-D printer makes the crown.

What Types of Materials Are Used?

Dental crowns can be constructed from all resin, ceramic, metal alloy, all-gold, all-silver, or porcelain-fused-to-metal.

What If You Don’t Get A Crown?

Without a crown, all problems with your tooth will get worse. If your dentist recommends a grown and you forgo the treatment, you may very well lose that tooth.

Periodontal Gum Disease Prevention Tips

Were you aware that over 64,000,000 adults in America suffer from periodontal gum disease? What’s even sadder is that gum disease is complete, 100% avoidable with just a few changes to your daily life. At Espili Dental in Houston, TX we are dedicated to our patients, their smiles and their overall health, we believe that patient education is an essential part of providing the best care possible to each of our patients. Today, we’ll be covering prevention tips for periodontal gum disease. We hope you learn something new!

About Periodontal Gum Disease

Periodontal gum disease is a common oral condition which is typically caused by a patient’s poor oral hygiene and dental care habits which allows plaque, bacteria, and tartar to build up in the mouth. As more toxins build in the mouth, the gums and other supporting structures that hold your teeth into place become damaged. As the disease continues to advance, further damage is done to the mouth. Eventually, patients tend to experience loose teeth, teeth shifting and ultimately even tooth loss. Other factors such as genetics, age, lifestyle and even diet can also play a role in a patient’s likelihood to suffer from periodontitis.

Gingivitis, the first stage of periodontal gum disease, however, is completely reversible when addressed early. We recommend visiting Espili Dental for routine, professional dental care at least twice a year as it can reduce your risk of decay, infection and even disease such as periodontitis.

Preventing Gum Disease

Change Your Diet

Did you know that certain foods are generally healthier for your smile and overall oral health? Sugary foods, carbohydrates, and soda all play a huge role in plaque formation. We recommend drinking more water and eating more natural whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, and even meat.

Improve Your At-Home Dental Care Routine

Are you brushing, flossing and caring for your teeth like you are supposed to? You should be brushing your teeth a minimum of twice a day. We also recommend drinking water after each meal if you can’t brush your teeth afterward. You should also be flossing once a day minimum. Scraping your tongue can get rid of additional bacteria in the mouth responsible for bad breath, decay, and even gum disease. Notice your gums are bleeding while you care for your smile? You may already be suffering from gingivitis. We recommend scheduling your appointment with Espili Dental today.

Schedule Professional Dental Visits

Along with proper at-home care, it is essential to visit your dentist regularly for professional dental care. Professional cleanings and examinations allow your dentist to monitor, diagnose and treat conditions early before they become more problematic like periodontitis.

Schedule Gum Disease Treatment in Houston, TX

Ready to visit our periodontist in Houston, TX? Contact Espili Dental to schedule your appointment!