How can we help you?
We know you have many choices when it comes to finding a dentist in the Humble, TX area and that finding the practice that is right for you is a big decision.
If you have questions, take a moment to read through our most common ones below. If your question is not listed here, you are welcome to give us a call or email us to get the answers you need.
We are honored that you are considering Humble Dentistry for your family's dental needs. Dr. Appel and our entire team look forward to welcoming you.
Crowns and Bridges
If you have a flawed or damaged tooth, a dental crown in Humble, TX may be the answer to your problem.
At Humble Dentistry, we provide quality tooth crowns that—with proper care—are built to last. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cover that goes on over a natural tooth, and it is always designed to match the shape and color of your other teeth. A dental crown in Humble, TX also provides support for a dental bridge and is the replacement tooth used to top a dental implant root. A tooth crown on a natural tooth, located at the back of your mouth, often takes two visits to complete— spaced a few weeks apart.
We typically complete a tooth crown on a front tooth in one month or two months depending on the situation, or if the new crown requires a try-in and additional customization for a more natural appearance. Your dentist in Humble, TX wants you to be happy with the look of your new tooth crown.
Considering a Dental Crown in Humble, TX?
If you would like to schedule a dental exam, or if you have questions about dental crowns in Humble, TX, get in touch with a friendly staff member today. We look forward to helping you realize your best smile.
Treatment times vary depending on the procedure you are having. Of course, not every aspect of treatment is predictable, but we will give you an estimate of what you can expect when we diagnose your condition and arrange your appointment.
In general, one can expect the following times:
- New patient exam, x-rays, and photos – 1.5 hours
- Established patient exam, x-rays, cleaning – 50 minutes
- Fillings – 30 to 60 minutes
- Crowns – 1.5 hours
Give Us A Call
We request that you update any insurance changes, medical history, or medications when you arrive in our office. This will allow us to provide you with the best care possible and to ensure your safety while we treat you.
You are also welcome to arrange a consultation with Dr. Appel to discuss your goals for your smile. We can make this a separate appointment, or you can discuss it at your next exam. Our team is always available to discuss treatment or answer questions so that you feel more confident in your care.
We strive to remain on time so that you can fit dentistry into your schedule without any complications.
Give us a call if you have a question about your treatment times or what to expect with your procedure.
A crown (or sometimes called a cap) is a type of dental restoration that covers the top and the sides of a tooth. Crowns can be made entirely out of gold, ceramic, or sometimes a combination of the two.
Often, crowns will be used when a tooth has severe decay and may not have the strength to support a filling. Teeth with signs of cracks, a history of fracture, severe erosion or wear, or previous history of a root canal may all benefit from a crown.
Our Dental Crown Process
A crown procedure takes two visits. On the first visit, we remove any decay, cracks, and old fillings and then create the space we need for the crown material. We then make an impression of the tooth to send to the laboratory and create a temporary crown to protect the tooth. The laboratory will use the impression to create a custom crown designed to look and function like a natural tooth.
On the second visit, we remove the temporary crown and try in the custom crown. We check the fit and make any necessary adjustments prior to cementing the crown with a permanent cement.
If you have lost a tooth, you probably feel self-conscious or wish you could replace that tooth. At Humble Dentistry, our dental bridges represent a practical and affordable solution to tooth loss in Humble, TX.
Unlike a partial denture, a dental bridge is an affixed solution to tooth loss. A dental bridge is not removable and it provides a seamless smile because restoration teeth are colored to match your existing teeth!
A partial denture is a full arch that fits around existing teeth. The arch has restoration teeth in the areas where your teeth are missing.
A dental bridge suspends a restoration tooth between two adjacent teeth. Dental crowns fit over the adjacent teeth to anchor the suspended restoration tooth.
Our top Humble, TX dentist is an expert when it comes to blending restoration teeth into your smile. No one will guess you even have a bridge when our dentist finishes.
If You’re Considering Dental Bridges in Humble, TX, Give Us a Call Today
Our dentist is available to assess your teeth and gums in a comprehensive exam to determine whether a dental bridge is the right option for you.
Contact Humble Dentistry to schedule your consultation or if you have any questions about dental crowns and bridges.