There are times, usually when you least expect it, that you may break or fracture a tooth. You may be simply eating soup, and believe it or not, it can happen. When something like that happens, if your tooth already has a filling, especially a very large one, part of the filling may still remain. You might wonder if you can save the tooth when it seems to be more filling than tooth. That’s why dental crowns are the crowning glory!

Will You Need A Tooth Extraction?

In such cases, you may think that you will need a tooth extraction and a bridge or implant to replace your lost tooth. However, there is another option. The filling can actually remain. Your dentist may will reduce around the edges of your remaining tooth structure to accommodate the thickness of the crown. If necessary, he or she can build up the tooth structure to the required shape and size using composite resin material.

How A Crown Is Placed

Your dentist will closely evaluate your tooth to make sure it can be saved before recommending a dental crown. If a dental crown is the treatment of choice, your dentist will reduce what remains of your natural tooth structure enough to accommodate the size and thickness of your dental crown. Next, an impression is taken and sent to the lab where the crown will be fabricated by a highly-trained technician. This may take up to two weeks. When the crown is completed, you will visit your dentist again. He or she will perform a check for size, shape, color, fit, and comfort. If all is well, your dentist will permanently bond the crown to your remaining tooth structure. Crowns can reinforce the strength and protect your tooth, while restoring your smile and bite function. That’s why it’s a crowning glory!


At Just Wright Dental, our priority is ensuring that every visit is a comfortable and friendly experience, and that all of our patients understand every stage of their diagnosis, planning, and treatment. To find out what a difference our patient-centered approach can make, schedule your consultation with Dr. Justin Wright and our team by calling our dental office in Corsicana, TX today at (903) 225-2221. We also proudly welcome patients from Navarro County, TX, and the surrounding communities, including Corsicana, Mildred, Eureka, Ennis, Fairfield, Teague, Blooming Grove, Dawson, Hubbard, Hillsboro, Mexia, Groesbeck, Kerens, Malakoff, Rice, Centerville, Buffalo, and Athens.