Dental Crowns An Overview
Dental crowns are one of the most common treatments for fixing restorative and cosmetic concerns. Customizable, tough and made from many materials, dental crowns will support the balance and longevity of your smile. Cosmetic dentist in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Dr. Frank Henrich provides all types of dental crowns in our comprehensive dental office.
Dentists use crowns to address these key dental concerns:
- Complete a dental implant
- Restore a cracked, damaged, or chipped tooth
- Repair a tooth after a root canal
- For cosmetic enhancements
- To replace a dental filling
A dentist may often recommend porcelain dental crowns to achieve the most natural look, and greatest long term durability. Crowns made of porcelain are also stain-resistant and will blend beautifully with your smile. Every restoration we provide will match the color of your teeth to create a flawless result.
Dental Crowns What to Expect
The process for placing a dental crown is mostly quick and will require a couple of visits to the dental office to complete.
To create a natural looking dental crown, our dentist will work with you to find the ideal material and shade. Dental crowns should blend in with your current smile as well as strengthen your teeth. Once you and the dentist agree on the material and shade, the dentist will take impressions of your teeth for the creation of your dental crown.
During this time, Dr. Henrich may place a temporary crown for added comfort. Once your final dental crown is ready, Dr. Henrich will remove the temporary crown and place your final dental crown. During the last visit, he will also make any adjustments to your crown to ensure that it restores proper function and strength.
During all steps in the procedure, we will work with you to ensure that you are feeling comfortable. Most patients experience minimal pain. We will numb the area with the use of a local anesthetic to prevent any pain. If you would like to learn more about dental crowns or determine if they are right for you, visit Henrich Dental in Tulsa.
Are dental crowns covered by insurance?
In most cases, your dental benefits may partially cover the cost of a dental crown. We can work with you to get an estimate from your provider to determine your coverage and portion of the cost.
How long do dental crowns last?
A dental crown can last 10 or more years with good oral health care and hygiene. Factors such as the location of the crown and materials used also impact the longevity of your restoration.
Can crowns be placed on larger teeth or molars?
Dr. Henrich will make a recommendation for the most suitable restoration for a molar or larger tooth. In some cases, a dental crown may be best and in others, an inlay or onlay may be the most effective option.
Is it painful to have a dental crown put on your tooth?
When placing dental crowns, Dr. Henrich will use a local anesthetic to numb the area, ensuring that you do not feel pain during the procedure. You may feel tooth sensitivity following the procedure, but this will fade over time.
What are dental crowns made of?
Dental crowns can consist of metals or porcelain. Temporary crowns are often stainless steel. Metal dental crowns require removing less tooth structure and porcelain dental crowns look more like natural teeth.
Visit Henrich Dental to explore your dental crown options. At Henrich Dental, we offer personalized cosmetic solutions to enhance your natural smile, such as teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, Botox® Cosmetic, and more. Our team helps you achieve a beautiful and more functional smile.