About Dental Crowns
If one tooth is worn down or damaged, it can be protected and strengthened with a high-quality crown. Sometimes called a cap, crowns are custom made to fit over the needed tooth and match the color of your surrounding teeth for a seamless and natural appearance. At MINT dentistry, we offer crowns to treat large cavities, protect weak teeth, cover discoloration, and restore a cracked tooth. Our team of board-certified dental professionals uses custom-made porcelain crowns to keep your smile looking natural. MINT dentistry patients have the best smiles in Conroe, TX. Contact us to schedule an initial consultation at our office to find out more about how a crown can help you get sexy teeth.
Best Candidates for Mouth Guards
Custom dental crowns may be recommended in a variety of situations. They can be used to prevent a tooth from breaking when it is weakened by decay or they can hold together a cracked tooth. Crowns can also be needed to fix a tooth that is worn down or loose. Crowns can serve as a covering and support when a dental cavity is too big for a normal filling, as part of a dental bridge, and to protect a tooth that is misshapen or discolored. Our crowns are custom made with top-quality materials and set with advanced technology to ensure a beautiful result.
What to Expect with Dental Crowns
After your treatment plan is developed in your consultation, your team will take impressions of your mouth so your crown can be custom made. If needed, a temporary crown will be used to protect your tooth while your custom crown is in production. Once your crown is ready, we will contact you to schedule another appointment. After settling into a massaging treatment chair, you'll be offered a pair of Beats headphones and MINT sunglasses to help keep you comfortable throughout your appointment. To begin, the treatment area will be numbed with a local anesthetic. Other sedation options may be available to help you feel more comfortable during the procedure if you have anxiety about the process. When you're comfortable, your dentist will prep your teeth by eliminating any decay, and if needed, filing down the tooth. The crown will be cemented onto the tooth or attached to the dental implant. Once your crown is set, your dentist will adjust the fit so it feels comfortable and matches your natural teeth.
Dental Crowns Treatment Aftercare
While your mouth will be temporarily numb from the local anesthesia, you should be able to leave our office as soon as your crown is placed to continue your daily activities. We will go over how to care for your dental crown, including foods to avoid and the best way to keep it clean. Our team encourages all patients to come back for a follow-up visit to get their bite checked following the placement of a crown to ensure their alignment is comfortable. A small misalignment with your bite is difficult to avoid because local anesthesia is numbing your mouth; however, we can quickly fix it. During your exams at our office, a skilled dental professional will check your crown and make sure it feels comfortable. We will let you know when your crown should be replaced or repaired, but with good care, a crown can last for many years. If you experience any problems with your crown (e.g., it feels loose or gets knocked out), contact us. Do not attempt to fix it or put it back in yourself since this can cause an infection or bad fit.
The MINT Commitment
If you have dental insurance, a portion of your costs may be covered. After speaking with your insurance company, our office can estimate your out-of-pocket expenses. In your consultation, your dentist can help you determine the best material for your crown that fits your budget. We will also go over the payment methods we accept, including the MINT Discount Plan, which can help make your treatment easier to afford. We are committed to helping each of our patients get a healthy, attractive smile. Our custom restorations are made with high-quality materials available to the dental industry.
Dental Crowns A Seamless Restoration
Restore a missing tooth or repair a damaged tooth with a custom-made dental crown at our office in Conroe, TX. Speak with one of our experienced team members about how a dental crown can keep your mouth healthy by protecting your tooth from further damage. Reach out to our office in Conroe, TX to schedule an exam and consultation with a MINT dentistry board-certified professional.