Crowns Specialist

Doctor Mansour's Dental Office

Dr. Mansour

General Dentist located in Arlington, TX

A chipped, worn down, or cracked tooth doesn’t have to get in the way of a beautiful smile. Doctor Mansour's Dental Office in Arlington, Texas, customizes natural-looking crowns to restore your dental health. To find out if you’re a candidate for crowns, call today or book a consultation online with Doctor Mansour, DDS, PA.

Crowns Q & A

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is a manmade tooth that covers and protects your natural tooth. Crowns are an ideal way to repair teeth are weakened by tooth decay.

Crowns correct many dental issues, including:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Worn down teeth
  • Fractured teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Teeth that can’t support a large filling

Dental crowns also help to hold a bridge or denture firmly in place. If you’ve had a root canal, Doctor Mansour's Dental Office often recommends a crown to protect what’s left of your tooth.

What are crowns made of?

Crowns are made of various materials and can look completely natural, depending on the material you select.

Porcelain bonded to precious metal

These are the most common materials for crowns. The crown is made by applying layers of porcelain over a base of precious metal, such as gold.

Porcelain

The crown is made entirely out of porcelain. Porcelain crowns are most commonly used for front teeth. 

All-ceramic

This metal-free crown is created through a modern technique, which gives the crown the strength of a bonded crown and the natural appearance of a porcelain crown. This type of crown is suitable for all areas of your mouth.

Gold-alloy crowns

These crowns are silver or gold in color. Gold is typically used with other metal alloys, making it durable and long-lasting. 

Doctor Mansour discusses the various options and makes a recommendation based on the location of the tooth and other factors.

How long does it take to get a crown?

You’ll visit Doctor Mansour's Dental Office twice. At the first visit, Doctor Mansour and the dental team prepare your tooth for the crown, take impressions of your tooth, and fit you with a temporary crown. 

Your permanent crown is usually ready about 1-2 weeks later. Doctor Mansour cements the permanent crown in place at the second visit.

Does it hurt to have a tooth prepared for a crown?

Doctor Mansour and his team make sure you’re comfortable. Your tooth area is numbed, so preparing your tooth should feel similar to getting a filling. 

If you have a tooth that’s fractured, worn down, or misshapen, a crown can restore your natural smile. Find out more by calling Doctor Mansour's Dental Office today or booking a consultation online.