Crowns & Veneers

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Crowns & Veneers services offered in Houston, TX

A crown protects and strengthens a tooth. Thanks to color-matching, Angie Dinh, DDS, PA, can provide natural-looking and functional crowns that are custom designed to each individual from her practice in Houston, Texas. To find out if you need a crown for oral health, function, or aesthetics, call Angie Dinh, DDS, PA or book an appointment online at your earliest convenience. 

Crowns & Veneers Q&A

What are crowns?

Crowns are caps shaped to look like a natural tooth. Dr. Dinh bonds the crown to a tooth for functional or aesthetic purposes, where it protects it. With today’s high-quality materials, such as ceramic and porcelain, you can get a crown in a color that matches the rest of your teeth perfectly. 

Crowns are carefully prepared to custom fit and is made of Zirconium, porcelain, or gold.  These options will be discussed and recommended upon the specific situaltion and needs.

To maintain a crown, continue your diligent oral hygiene practices like brushing, flossing, and preventive dental appointments. You can avoid breaking or dislodging your crown by never biting down on solid objects like hard candies, ice cubes, popcorn seeds, or pencils. 

When might I need a crown?

Dr. Dinh routinely creates and places crowns for people whose teeth need some extra reinforcement or for those who prefer a cosmetic improvement for one of their teeth that can’t be made with veneers, teeth whitening, or other cosmetic dental treatments. 

You might need a crown to:

  • Cover a large filling
  • Protect a tooth after a root canal
  • Anchor a dental bridge in place
  • Restore a broken or worn tooth
  • Protect a tooth from breakage and decay

Crowns can also attach to titanium dental implants that are surgically placed in your jaw. That process replaces an individual tooth in its entirety while restoring your full and functional smile. 

What’s the difference between crowns and veneers?

Crowns and veneers share similarities and are often mistaken for each other. One of the main differences is their design. While both can be tooth-colored and improve the appearance of a tooth.  Crowns cover a tooth in its entirety, while veneers attach to only the outward-facing surface.

Another difference is their function. Crowns provide protection, while veneers do not. If you’re looking to improve the appearance of one of your teeth that withstands a lot of the force of your bite, such as a molar, you’re better off going with a crown than a veneer.

To find out more about crowns, call Angie Dinh, DDS, PA, or schedule an appointment online today.