Dental crowns, also known as “caps,” are used to preserve the functionality of damaged teeth. They are used to protect a cracked tooth, restore a tooth that has excessive decay, and for providing strength and protecting a tooth against breakage. When used to protect a tooth, a dental crown can take a tooth that was in danger of failing and give it renewed life. Once protected with a dental crown, a tooth can potentially remain functional for the rest of your life, even if the crown has to be replaced.
Winters Dental Excellence uses precious metal, porcelain pressed (or fused) to metal, or all-porcelain crowns. For the a smile that is maintained easily, we recommend all ceramic-crowns that benefit from our precise color-matching system that allows us to find the right shade of porcelain to blend with your natural tooth color. Porcelain dental crowns are also extremely durable and long lasting, and these benefits make them popular with dentists as well as patients.
If you would like to talk to Dr. Kevin Winters or Dr. Meghan Hodges in Tulsa, OK about what type of dental crown is best for you, please call 918-528-3330 or email Winters Dental Excellence today for an appointment.
Dental Crown Consultation
To determine if you are a candidate for dental crowns, your dentist will perform a thorough evaluation on your teeth to see if you are eligible for crowns or require an alternative treatment. We will have to take an impression of your teeth as they will be used as a basis for your crown restoration. From there we will design, fit, and place your crowns in just a couple of short appointments.
After the initial consultation, a fitted temporary crown is created to temporarily protect the tooth while the final restoration is being made. Once the final restoration is completed, you will return to our office for one final visit to have your permanent dental crown applied. Once your crown is placed, you care for it as you would your natural teeth. Daily brushing and flossing will protect the base of your dental crown from bacterial growth.
For those patients looking for more time saving restorations, consider our CEREC one-visit crowns. These restorations are made in one visit and are placed immediately, eliminating the need for temporary crowns and return visits. CEREC crowns are milled in the office with proven 20 year technology that is used the world over. This technology takes a 3D image of your tooth, and then turns out a strong, beautiful restoration in about an hour.
For more information about dental crowns or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Winters or Dr. Hodges, please contact our office today.