Restore Your Teeth with Natural-Looking Dental Crowns
When teeth are cracked, decayed, or significantly damaged, dental crowns can provide protection and restore function. Designed to resemble a natural tooth, our doctors can seamlessly craft your dental crown to mimic the appearance of the surrounding teeth for an attractive look that will be virtually indistinguishable in your smile. At our practice in Oklahoma City, OK, Drs. Gary B. Dempsey, J. Reed Butler, and Christopher Corbin can provide a variety of treatments to help patients achieve optimal function and aesthetics.
Candidates for Dental Crowns
If your teeth are damaged or you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, dental crowns may provide an optimal solution. You may be a good candidate for dental crowns if you have a functional or cosmetic concern in your smile, including:
- Fractured Tooth: If you have a cracked tooth, a dental crown can reinforce the tooth’s structure.
- Tooth Decay: When a cavity is too large to be repaired with a filling, a dental crown can be used to restore the look, feel, and function of the tooth.
- Misshapen Teeth: If you are unhappy with the shape or size of your teeth, dental crowns can mask irregularities and provide a more proportionate smile.
- Tooth Discoloration: Sometimes even after teeth whitening, there can be stubborn staining or discoloration. In cases of deep intrinsic staining, dental crowns can be used to improve the appearance of your smile.
- Tooth Erosion: If the upper and lower jaw does not fit together properly, surfaces of the teeth can be worn down over time. Dental crowns can help rebuild and strengthen the affected teeth.
- Dental Implants: If you have chosen to replace a missing tooth with a dental implant, your dental crown can be attached to the titanium post, restoring function and aesthetics to your smile.
A Proactive Approach
If you are experiencing painful or uncomfortable symptoms, it is best to schedule a consultation immediately. Over time, tooth decay can spread and fractures can cause more damage. By addressing the problem early, you can avoid further, more complicated issues.
Your Dental Crown Treatment Process
Once your treatment plan has been determined, our team will work with you to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Our doctors will complete most of the work during your first appointment, including:
- Examination: One of our doctors will perform an examination to ensure optimal results from your new crown.
- Reshaping the Tooth: The compromised tooth will be reshaped, removing any decay, smoothing any cracks, and preparing it for the placement of your crown.
- Impressions: To fabricate your crown, impressions will be taken of your teeth and sent to a trusted dental lab. The lab will use the impressions to create a model of your smile and craft your new crown.
- Temporary Crown: Our doctors will place a temporary crown while your custom-designed prosthetic is being produced.
When your customized crown is ready, you will come in for a second appointment. Your doctor will remove the temporary prosthetic and place the final restoration, making any necessary adjustments for function and comfort.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you have a compromised tooth due to damage or decay, or if you simply want to improve the appearance of your smile, schedule a visit with us. You can contact us online, or call our office at (405) 947-0044.