Toothwise Dental


Whether you've been dealing with a large cavity, undergone a root canal, or have a discoloration you'd like to improve, veneers might not be the best solution for you. If an unfortunate incident, such as biting on an olive pit, has left a lasting discomfort, considering a dental crown might be the next step. In simpler terms, a crown could be the solution to your dental issue.

What to expect


Current advancements have made porcelain crowns a top choice for restoring damaged teeth. Teeth that have suffered due to root canals, grinding, decay, or fractures are vulnerable to further damage from everyday use. However, a professionally recommended porcelain crown can offer comprehensive coverage, enhancing both the strength and appearance of your compromised tooth.



Dental crowns act as all-encompassing tooth protectors, needed when a tooth is on the brink of breakage or when the damage exceeds what a normal filling can repair. When you get a dental crown, you'll experience noticeable improvements in the condition of your tooth including:

  • Enhancing the endurance of a heavily restored tooth to ward off more damage
  • Repairing the lost structure of your tooth due to severe grinding
  • Improving the visual appeal of your tooth for a better smile
  • Relieving pain from cracked or damaged teeth 


Your Visit

2 appointments

First Appointment

At your initial Toothwise Dental appointment in Austin, we'll ensure your comfort by administering local anesthesia to the tooth being treated. Dr. Moronto will then carefully prepare just enough room (1.5 to 2mm specifically!) for the porcelain crown on your tooth.

Following a detailed evaluation of the shape and contour, we take a scan or impression of the tooth. This acts as a model for our lab ceramist to forge a porcelain crown that both looks and feels like your natural tooth.

Next, a temporary crown is made, polished and cemented onto your tooth. For the next two weeks, try to avoid eating sticky foods near the treated tooth to let the temporary crown settle in place. Should the temporary crown come loose, attempt to reposition it quickly, and come see us at our Anderson Mill, Austin location if you need any assistance. The temporary crown's role is to guard you from sensitivity and keep the gums from lapping over the prepared edge of the tooth.

Second Appointment

At your next appointment, we'll remove the temporary crown and introduce the final porcelain crown. Using a dental X-ray, we'll precisely examine its fit and look to ensure it's perfect for you.

We then apply a special adhesive to the tooth; think of this as the groundwork for stability. Next, we secure the porcelain crown with a specific cement, which becomes part of your tooth. Any extra cement will be carefully removed, leaving your new crown shining brightly.

We believe in empowering you with knowledge, so we'll provide all the necessary instructions for taking care of your new crown. Take pride in this step towards a healthier smile and increased confidence.

Your journey to dental wellness deserves celebration - just like royalty. Reach out to us at Toothwise Dental today to book your appointment and continue this path together.


Why would I need a crown?

You may need a crown if you have a large cavity in a tooth or if you have a tooth with a root canal. It can also be used when a tooth is damaged due to grinding or when there is a fracture in the tooth.

What are crowns made of?

While there are various dental crown material types, some are more durable, while others are only suitable as a temporary measure. Crowns can be made out of metal, zirconia, composite resin, ceramic, porcelain substrates, combined materials, or even plastic. Their use cases are driven mostly by cost, the intended use, or the complexity of manufacturing and installation.

How long does a crown last?

A crown could last between 12-15 years or more. This is an average estimate.

Can I eat normally with a crown?

Yes you can.

Can I get a cavity under a crown?

Yes, you can get a cavity under a crown. Crowns must be cared for just like your natural teeth.

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