What Are Dental Crowns?
Used to hide teeth that have suffered from damage or decay, dental crowns are a type of restoration that completely covers a tooth starting at the gumline. At Made Ya Smile, our dentist uses dental crowns when a filling is not enough to restore the size, shape, function, and appearance of a tooth. Dental crowns are also placed to restore implants and protect patients who have just undergone a root canal. Our facility offers crowns that are made from top-quality material, such as all-ceramic Empress®, all-metal (such as gold), and even porcelain-fused-to-metal based on your specific needs and requirements. To learn if you can benefit from dental crowns as part of a single procedure or full-mouth reconstruction, contact our practice in Missouri City, TX.
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Do I Need a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns are a single-tooth restoration that can reestablish the appearance and health of your smile. The team at Made Ya Smile customizes your crown to match the shade of the adjacent teeth for a more complete look. If you have teeth that are broken, damaged from decay, cracked, misshapen, discolored, or no longer function as they should, our dentist may suggest a crown. Patients who have had a root canal or other endodontic treatment are more at risk for breaking their teeth, which is why a crown may be the best option.
With more than 30 years of experience, Made Ya Smile uses high-quality materials and personalizes each crown to meet your restorative and cosmetic needs. Our dentist can help you choose the shape, size, and color of your crown along with the right material. For instance, all-ceramic crowns are a durable, translucent option for the smile zone, while porcelain-fused-to-metal provide greater strength for the back of the mouth. If you suffer from bruxism, or grinding your teeth, we traditionally recommend all-metal, such as gold, for your dental crowns.
How Is a Crown Placed?
The staff at Made Ya Smile seeks excellent outcomes and ultimate comfort for our valued patients in Missouri City, TX. Our practice offers sedation options for those who tend to be nervous or anxious about getting a procedure done. Using advanced tools and a gentle approach, our dentist will numb the area with a local anesthetic and remove any decayed or damaged part of the tooth. After taking measures to strengthen the tooth, we will take an impression to be sent to a dental laboratory. Our team may give you a temporary dental crown to wear while the permanent one is being created. At your next appointment, we will place the new crown and permanently bond it into place, making sure it fits comfortably and securely.
After a Dental Crown Procedure
To avoid damage to the soft tissue, our staff recommends avoiding eating after the procedure until the anesthetic has worn off. Made Ya Smile will review some instructions about cleaning and caring for your teeth at this time. Many patients experience a little inflammation and tooth sensitivity, which can be alleviated with over-the-counter pain medication and warm salt water rinses. If your temporary crown does not feel comfortable or becomes dislodged or loose, contact our team right away. Do not attempt to re-cement the crown yourself, as you could cause damage to the tissue or the tooth. During your twice-yearly dental cleaning and yearly examination, our dentist will examine the restoration and check your progress.
Dental Crowns FAQ
How long do I have to wait before I eat?
It is important that you allow your crown to set with as little outside disturbance as possible. To allow for this, you should try and wait at least one hour after your dental crown appointment before eating.
How long does it take for a dental tooth cap to settle?
Dental crowns can be used for front teeth and back teeth alike. Even though your new dental crown may feel awkward or bulky, it will likely settle in about two weeks. Please reach out to our team if you are still feeling any discomfort or irritation after those two weeks so that we can assess the tooth.
How long do dental crowns last?
If proper oral hygiene is maintained, your ceramic cap can last up to 15 years. To learn more about dental crowns as an option for hiding teeth that are damaged or decayed, contact our Missouri City, TX team to schedule a consultation.
Does Insurance Cover Dental Crowns?
As crowns are a restorative option for broken, damaged, or misshapen teeth, most dental insurance plans may cover the costs. Before your procedure, Made Ya Smile will contact your provider and kindly review any out-of-pocket costs for you. Our administrative staff will try to make the most of your benefits and submit claims on your behalf. Patients will personal costs will still have many options for financing, including our in-office plan and third-party financiers.
Custom Restorative Solutions
Overcome dental decay and restore the look and health of your teeth with natural-looking crowns from the experienced staff at Made Ya Smile. Our dentist customizes each dental crown based on shape, color, and material to make sure your aesthetic and functional needs are met. Following a root canal treatment, crowns are also used to protect your teeth from further damage or harm. To learn more about the benefits of crowns or to schedule an appointment with our dentist, contact a friendly member of our Missouri City, TX dental team.
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