Dental Crowns

AnnMarie Olson DDS PA

Restorative, Cosmetic & Sedation Dentists located in Austin, TX

Are you embarrassed by or in pain from damaged, misshapen, discolored, or missing teeth? If so, dental crowns from AnnMarie Olson, DDS, in Austin, Texas, can help you perfect your existing smile. Crowns cover and protect your problem teeth while looking like natural teeth. To schedule a consultation, reach out to the team at AnnMarie Olson DDS online or over the phone today.

Dental Crowns Q & A

What are crowns?

Dental crowns cover or “cap” damaged teeth or dental implants to restore beauty and function to your smile. Our team may recommend dental crowns for a variety of reasons, such as to:

  • Restore a dental implant
  • Shield a weak tooth from fracturing
  • Cover a fractured tooth
  • Conceal a discolored tooth
  • Conceal a misshapen tooth
  • Protect a tooth after a root canal

We might also recommend a crown to replace a large filling if there isn’t enough tooth left to support the filling.

What are crowns made of?

At AnnMarie Olson DDS PA, we can make your crowns out of:

Ceramic Materials

All-ceramic crowns are made from a porcelain material. They’re easy to match to the color of your existing teeth, so they’re an excellent option for front teeth. 

Metal

Gold crowns are very durable, resistant to wear, and while gentle on nearby teeth. Because they can’t match natural tooth color, the practice prefers to reserve gold crowns for back teeth where people won’t see them.

How do you create all ceramic crowns?

How we create your crown depends on the nature of the space it’s covering. If your crown goes over an existing tooth, our doctors begin by numbing the area around your tooth, then reduces the tooth, and creates space for the new crown.  

Once your tooth is prepared, the practice uses CAD Cam and laser technology to scan the area and design your crown. Using in-office laboratory technology, the practice usually makes your crown and places it on the same day. Occasionally, we will send your scan to an outside laboratory to create your crown out of a different material.  

Dental Implant Crowns

Our doctors begin by taking an impression or scanning your implant and implant abutment. The implant abutment is the “connector” that allows our team to create a beautiful crown over your dental implant. Following this appointment, the team replaces the healing cap placed. Your implant crown is usually delivered in a separate appointment.  

If you need a crown to restore function, or create a beautiful smile, schedule a visit at AnnMarie Olson DDS. To book your consultation, call or use the online booking tool today.