Humble Dentistry
80 Wilson Road, Suite C
Humble, TX 77338

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Dental Crowns and Bridges

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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.

 

Dental Crowns and Bridges

dental crowns humble tx | humble dentistryIf 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.

The Dental Implant Timeline

It often takes 4-6 weeks from the date of the final impression to the delivery of the custom abutment and custom implant crown. It could take longer on a front tooth if we find that during the try-in it requires additional color customization. 

Cavities can form on any of your teeth, even if you have dental crowns or dental bridges. A cavity, also known as tooth decay, is commonly caused by poor oral hygiene or a sugary diet.

Cavities typically form beneath dental crowns or dental bridges when they’re ill-fitting or aren’t being cleaned thoroughly or consistently. Bacteria and plaque can build up around the margins of the crown or bridge, causing tooth decay.  

Cleaning crowns and bridges can be difficult without the proper tools. Our licensed dental hygienists at Humble Dentistry can help clean all the nooks and crannies you can’t reach with a regular toothbrush or floss. During routine teeth cleanings, your dentist can also identify and treat the cavity before it progresses any further.

Because cavities that reside beneath dental crowns and bridges are difficult to see without special equipment, Dr. Appel will use an x-ray for precision.  

If the cavity is caught in its early stages, Dr. Appel can then gently remove the infected area and place a new crown on your tooth. Sometimes, cavities can spread deep into the tooth’s roots and cause more serious issues such as tooth loss and gum disease.

If the tooth decay is severe, Dr. Appel will prescribe you the best treatment for your needs. Depending on your unique case, tooth decay treatment may include root canal therapy, tooth-colored fillings, or extractions. 

Dr. Appel and our team strive to make our patients as comfortable as possible during their teeth cleanings and other dental treatments.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Appel at Humble Dentistry, please call our office at (281) 446-2362. You don’t have to live in Humble, TX to receive stellar dental fillings and care. Humble Dentistry also proudly serves the surrounding areas: Atascocita, Kingwood, Porter, and Houston. Whether you live near or far, our team is always here to guide you toward a healthier smile. 

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. 

For more information on dental crowns, or to schedule a consultation or appointment, please don't hesitate to contact our Humble, TX dental office today! Our team would love to get to chat with you.

dental bridge | humble dentistry | humble, txIf 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.  

A chipped tooth can detract from your smile, and these chips tend to happen on the eve of major life events. Have no fear; Your dentist is here! 

Our dentist can treat your chipped tooth using various options but will choose the method that best fits your needs and budget.

In some cases, we use dental bonding—relying on the same material used for tooth-colored fillings to repair a chipped tooth. If the chip is cosmetic, you can also consider a dental veneer in Humble, TX. Veneers are tooth-colored shells that go over the fronts of teeth, giving a symmetrical and uniform appearance.   

If the chip is significant and threatens your tooth's integrity, we typically recommend a dental crown to provide support against further fracture. Our dental crowns in Humble, TX are made of quality materials and always designed to complement your smile.

It’s important to remember that a significant chip (or chips in multiple teeth) leaves you vulnerable to infection or a deep cavity. In this case, it is important to contact our dental office as soon as possible to schedule an emergency dental visit.

If you're prone to chips and dental emergencies, we can help with this as well. See our Humble Dentistry Membership Savings Plan, which includes unlimited emergency visits for those who need a little extra... 

Contact Our Dental Office Today

We offer everything from general dentistry to tooth replacement and repair. If you have a damaged or chipped tooth—or if it’s time for your checkup and teeth cleaning in Humble, TX—we urge you to reach out to a team member today to get started.

We serve patients in all locations, including Humble, Atascocita, Kingwood, Lake Houston, Ramblewood, and Moonshine Hill.

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