Over time our teeth begin to weaken and can become more susceptible to problems such as decay, cracks, and discoloration. If Dr. Bryan Bumpas notices that a tooth is decayed or seems weakened, a crown may be necessary following a root canal in order to strengthen the tooth. At Prairie Dental, we offer dental crowns crafted from porcelain as they can be matched to the shade of your other teeth. This will allow it to blend in and appear just like one of your natural teeth.
Why Receive a Dental Crown?
Tooth crowns are a permanent and durable dental restoration that prevents the need for further advanced dental treatments. Dental crowns provide comfortable and natural-looking results while restoring health and function to your smile.
They can also:
- Protect damaged teeth
- Cover discolored teeth
- Reinforce misshapen teeth
- Cap a dental implant
- Strengthen a tooth after a root canal
- Support a dental bridge
Receiving a Dental Crown
To begin dental crown treatment, the tooth receiving the crown will be reshaped and a dental impression is taken of that tooth and the surrounding teeth. This mold will be sent to a dental lab to create the crown. Before leaving, we will fit you with a temporary crown until your permanent crown is ready. After two to three weeks, we will place and fit the permanent crown. Crowns are durable and will usually last about ten to fifteen years.
You should care for it as you would any of your other teeth with regular brushing and flossing. Dr. Bumpas uses an anesthetic throughout treatment for patient comfort. If you are anxious at the thought of undergoing dental treatment, we provide sedation dentistry to help you relax. We are passionate about helping patients with dental anxiety.
Dental Crown FAQs
How long do dental crowns last?
Dental crowns can last from 5 to 15 years. However, the longevity of your dental crowns depends on your oral health. Remember to visit our office twice a year for routine exams and dental cleanings. Brush and floss twice a day at home.
Can dental crowns be affected by tooth decay?
Yes, as with other dental restorations, it is important to receive regular professional dental care to look for signs of decay around the crowns.
What is the difference between a dental crown and a cap?
Dental crowns and caps are the same things. Dental crowns cover teeth like a cap to protect them from damage.
How can you clean around a dental crown?
Flossing daily and scheduling routine dental cleanings are the best ways to ensure that your teeth and gums stay clean and healthy.
Request an Appointment at Prairie Dental
Call 405.254.0656 today if you would like to learn more about how dental crowns can help restore your smile. You may also schedule a consultation on our website if you need to replace an old or faulty dental crown. We will help you replace your dental restoration for the security and stability of your teeth and gums.