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Dental crowns are one of the most commonly used treatments for addressing restorative and cosmetic concerns. Customizable, durable and able to be made from a variety of materials, dental crowns will support the stability and longevity of your smile. Cosmetic dentist in Tulsa, OK, Dr. Frank Henrich provides all types of dental crowns in our comprehensive dentist office.
Crowns are often used to address these key dental concerns:
To complete a dental implant
To restore a cracked, damaged, or chipped tooth
To stabilize a tooth after a root canal
For cosmetic enhancements
To replace a dental filling
Porcelain dental crowns are often recommended to achieve the most natural aesthetics, 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 be color-matched to your teeth to create a seamless result.
Visit Henrich Dental to explore your dental crown options. At Henrich Dental, we offer personalized cosmetic solutions to enhance your natural smile. Our team is committed to helping you achieve a beautiful, more functional smile.
Dental Crowns What to Expect
The process for placing a dental crown is typically quick and will require a couple of visits to our office to complete.
To create a natural looking dental crown, your dentist in Tulsa, OK will work with you to find the ideal material and shade. Dental crowns should blend seamlessly with your existing smile as well as give your smile extra stability. Once the desired material and shade are agreed upon, we will take impressions of your teeth for the fabrication 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 appointment, he will also make any adjustments to your crown to ensure it restores proper function and strength to your smile.
During all steps in the procedure, we will work with you to ensure that you are feeling comfortable. Most patients experience minimal discomfort. 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, OK.
Are dental crowns covered by insurance?
In most cases, dental crowns are at least partially covered by your dental benefits. To determine your coverage and your portion of the cost we can work with you to get an estimate.
How long do dental crowns last?
A dental crown is designed to 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 be made of metals or porcelain. Temporary crowns are often made of stainless steel. Metal dental crowns require less tooth structure to be removed and porcelain dental crowns can be color-matched to natural teeth.
How long do dental crowns last?
On average, dental crowns last patients 15 years. However, with the right dental care, dental crowns can last up to 30 years.