Quality, Affordable Dental Crowns - Your Smile Matters
At Nicoma Park Dental in Oklahoma City, helping our patients maintain beautiful, healthy smiles is our top priority. If you suffer from chipped, cracked, decayed, discolored, or broken teeth, you may want to consider restoration using our quality, affordable dental crowns. With cutting-edge technology and tested techniques to deliver natural-looking, durable restorations, you can trust that your smile is in good hands.
What Are Dental Crowns and What Are Their Uses?
A dental crown, also known as a cap, is a restoration that encases the tooth crown which is the entire surface of a damaged tooth to restore its strength, form, and function. A crown can protect a tooth weakened by deep decay or cavities, and prevent it from breaking. It can also hold together parts of a cracked tooth, or restore a broken or severely worn down tooth.
Dental crowns are commonly used to support teeth with large fillings, and little tooth structure remaining and are used to cover teeth after root canal therapy to prevent them from fracturing. They are also used to cover dental implants and can hold dental bridges and dentures in place, working as replacements for missing teeth, and providing stability and security.
Crowns are also used for cosmetic dentistry purposes as a part of a smile makeover. They can correct the appearance of misshaped, misaligned or severely discolored teeth. Porcelain crowns mimic the properties of natural teeth in their appearance and function, leaving you with a beautiful, confident smile.
What Is the Procedure?
You will likely require two visits to our office to get your new dental crown. We will start with numbing the area using a local anesthetic. We will prepare your tooth, then take an impression of your mouth using a putty-like material or a digital scanner. The impression will be used to fabricate your dental crown. We will determine the right shade for your restoration to ensure the best aesthetic results.
We will place a temporary crown on your tooth until your permanent one is ready. During an upcoming appointment, we will fit you with your restoration. Your new crown will look, feel, and function just like a natural tooth.
Caring for Your Dental Crowns
Dental crowns can last a lifetime with proper care. Make sure to brush and floss regularly to keep your teeth healthy and free of cavities or gum disease. It is also important to avoid clenching or grinding your teeth, biting down on hard candy or foods, or using your teeth as tools. Don’t neglect your routine checkups and cleanings twice a year to maintain your oral health and to keep your restorations in tip-top shape.
Are You Ready to Restore Your Smile?
Call us today at (405) 987-5104 to find out if dental crowns are right for you. Our outstanding team of dedicated professionals takes pride in delivering quality, gentle care each time you visit our office. You deserve nothing less. We look forward to helping you restore your smile and your confidence. Call us today!