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If one of your teeth becomes badly decayed or damaged in any way, Dr. Chet B. Hawkins may recommend a dental crown in Boerne, Texas. A dental crown is a custom-made cap that is placed over a tooth to restore its strength, shape, size, and appearance.

A dental crown may be suggested for your smile if you have a tooth that:

– Is weak or cracked
– Is broken
– Is severely worn
– Is misshaped or badly stained
– Has a large filling without much tooth structure left

Before placing a dental crown, our dentist will examine the tooth and take X-rays of the tooth’s root and the surrounding bone. Your tooth will then be numbed so that it can be prepared and shaped for the crown. An impression of the tooth is then made so that your crown can be custom made. A shade will also be selected that closely matches that of your natural teeth.

Once your dental crown is finished, our dentist will check the fit and color. After any needed changes are made, the new crown is permanently cemented into place.

To learn more about dental crowns and to schedule your next visit at our dental office, we invite you to contact us at 830-331-7355.