How Crowns Repair Your Smile With Lifelike Results

rowlett dental crowns

When you have a cracked or chipped tooth, or one with tooth decay or infection, then we can offer relief with a dental crown. Even better, we can use restorations with lifelike results, so you feel proud to show off your newly restored smile! In today’s blog, your Rowlett, TX, dentist talks about creating and placing custom crowns.

The Need for a Treatment

A dental crown covers the visible portion of a tooth, everything above the gum line. Which means we can address several serious restorative issues, and even offer cosmetic results too. For example, our team can treat tooth decay too severe for a filling, or address infection by completing a root canal procedure. Treatment can help reshape malformed teeth and repair damaged structure too. We can lengthen the portions worn down by teeth grinding, and improving overall bite balance and chewing function too. If you have missing teeth, they can be used to support a bridge or restore a single tooth dental implant.

Full and Partial Restorations

The crown we mentioned above is known as a full restoration, as it covers the entirety of the tooth’s visible portion. But for cases in which the issue is too severe for a filling or bonding procedure, but doesn’t yet require a full one, we could offer a partial. Known as inlays and onlays, these are made from the same durable ceramic we use for full options. The inlay fits in between the cusps on top of the tooth, while the onlay fits over the cusp.

The Placement Process

When you have a tooth in need of restoration, our team will start by numbing it so we can gently and comfortably remove structure from it to make room for your new restoration. Next, we will take detailed digital images and measurements of the tooth, which we will use in a lab setting to design and craft the custom restoration. We use ceramic because the material is very strong and can handle daily bite forces with ease. The material can also be shaded to blend with the tooth, and the biocompatible material bonds with material tooth structure too, so your new crown can last for years to come.

If you have any questions about how we place custom dental crowns, or if you need one to address a damaged or aching tooth, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you smile with confidence!


When we need to repair or restore your smile, we can do so with restorations that are durable and natural-looking. To learn more about our custom dental treatments, call Rodem Tree Dental in Rowlett, TX, today at 972-475-2321.