Dental Crown


Dental crowns have become one of the most common dental procedures performed. At Alliance Surgical Center in Houston, we make this restorative dental procedure easier for the dentist and the patient.

When teeth become heavily decayed or have suffered from some type of injury, like being chipped or broken, a dental crown is often required. If the tooth is suffering from extensive decay, then the cavity must be removed. This requires shaving away the decay and prepping the tooth for the dental cap. If the tooth is broken or chipped, the tooth is prepped as well for the crown.

A dental crown isn’t always necessary. Depending on the depth of the decay, the tooth may require a root canal. If the decay isn’t very expansive, then the problem can be solved through dental fillings. Dental fillings can also be used to take care of chips and breaks.

In the event a dental crown is required, a crown is extremely durable. It is also designed to look and feel like a natural tooth. These dental caps can be made from various products, including metal, resin, ceramic, or porcelain. In any case, these dental crowns are long-lasting and can last up to 15 years.


A dental crown procedure is relatively invasive, requiring the area to be numbed. This numbing requires shots in the gums so that the operation can be performed. The tooth will have the decay removed and adjusted to fit the crown. The crown is glued to the top of the remaining part of the tooth.

There are patients who are very hesitant to undergo a dental crown procedure. They are nervous about any possible pain and discomfort. There are also plenty of patients who are simply uncomfortable with the idea of having a dentist perform an invasive procedure in their mouth. For this reason, our Houston surgical center provides oral and IV sedation. This allows the patient to relax and sleep through the entire process.


The dentists that use our surgical facility in Houston are highly trained and experienced to ensure that every dental procedure goes smoothly. If you or your family member needs dental crowns, but is nervous about the procedure, contact Alliance Surgical Center today. Our facility provides the sedation needed to avoid every aspect of the entire procedure and wake up fully restored.