Dental Crowns – Edmond, OK
Regain Strong, Healthy, and Beautiful Teeth
Have you recently cracked or broken a tooth? Has your tooth been weakened by extensive decay or a large filling? While tooth enamel is the hardest material in the human body, there are still plenty of ways you may end up with these issues and more. Thankfully, Dr. M. Kent Smith can help you regain strong, healthy, and beautiful teeth with custom-made dental crowns in Edmond! These reliable restorations work to improve the strength and appearance of your pearly whites while preventing future damage and decay. Read on to learn more about them and give us a call today to see if your smile could benefit from a dental crown.
Why Choose Dr. M. Kent Smith, DDS For Dental Crowns?
- #1 High-Quality Materials for Beautiful, Long-Lasting Results
- #2 Compassionate Dentist with Over 30 Years of Experience
- #3 Same-Day Appointments Available for Patients in Pain
What Is a Dental Crown?
Unlike the rest of your body, your tooth enamel can’t repair itself. If a tooth develops a crack or cavity, it needs to be treated by a dentist to keep the damage from getting worse with time. A dental crown is designed to hold the compromised structure of a tooth together and strengthen it. These tooth-shaped caps are precisely designed to fit perfectly over the visible portion of a tooth. Since dental crowns completely encapsulate a tooth above the gumline, they help prevent further damage, decay, and infection. As a bonus, they can also transform the tooth cosmetically as well! Dr. Smith offers dental crowns made of high-quality dental porcelain, which is well-known for its durability, stain resistance, and its ability to look just like natural tooth enamel.
The Process of Getting a Dental Crown
Repairing a single tooth with a dental crown will typically take about two appointments. First, Dr. Smith will prepare the tooth by cleaning out any decayed tissue and filing away a small amount of enamel. This is essential for making room for the dental crown, and it will also help the restoration form a strong bond with your tooth. Next, we’ll take impressions. While these are sent off to a dental laboratory, we’ll send you home with a temporary crown.
It usually takes about two weeks to make a custom dental crown. Once we receive yours, we’ll call you back into the office. Your temporary restoration will be removed and we’ll bond your brand-new permanent crown into place. We’ll check to make sure your bite feels comfortable and that you’re pleased with the results, and then you’ll be ready to go out and enjoy your repaired smile!
Benefits of Repairing Teeth with Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are easily one of our most popular restorative treatments because they offer benefits such as:
- Relatively fast treatment that can protect your smile for many years to come
- Beautiful results that are practically indistinguishable from natural teeth
- Restored ability to chew and eat without pain or further enamel damage
- Saving a broken or decayed tooth that would otherwise need to be extracted
- Minimized risk of future complications, such as an infection or severe damage
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