About Dental Crowns
If a tooth is damaged or worn down, it can be protected and strengthened with a high-quality dental crown. Also known as a cap, dental crowns are made custom to fit over your tooth and match the color of your natural teeth for a seamless appearance. At MINT dentistry, we offer crowns to treat large cavities, protect weak teeth, restore cracked teeth, and cover discolored teeth. We use high-quality porcelain crowns to keep your smile looking natural. MINT dentistry patients have the sexiest teeth in Houston, TX. Schedule an appointment at our office in Houston, TX to find out more about how a crown can restore your oral health while keeping your smile dazzling.
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Custom dental crowns may be recommended in several different situations. Crowns can be used to keep a tooth (weakened by decay) from breaking or they can hold parts of a tooth together that have already cracked. Crowns can also be used to repair a tooth that is loose or extremely worn down. They can serve as support for a tooth with a cavity that is too large for a tooth-colored filling, to hold a dental bridge in place, and to protect a tooth that is misshapen or discolored. MINT dentistry crowns are made with top-quality porcelain and placed with state-of-the-art techniques to ensure a restoration that lasts a long time and looks beautiful.
What to Expect
After your initial consultation, we will take impressions of your teeth that will be used to make your custom crown. If needed, a temporary restoration can be used to protect your tooth until your custom crown is ready. Once your custom crown is finished, we will contact you to schedule an appointment for placement. After settling into a massaging treatment chair, you will be offered a pair of Beats headphones and MINT sunglasses to help you feel at ease throughout your appointment. To begin, the area to be treated will be prepped with local anesthesia. More sedation options may be available if you have anxiety about the process. Once you are ready, a skilled dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and filing down the tooth to make room for the crown so it will fit snugly. The crown will be cemented onto the tooth or attached to the dental implant. After the crown is set, we will adjust the fit so it feels comfortable.
Since the placement appointment only needs local anesthesia, you should be able to leave after your crown is placed to continue your normal activities. We will teach you the best way to care for your crown, including how to clean it and what food you need to avoid. Our team encourages patients schedule a follow-up appointment to get their bite checked following the placement of a crown to ensure their alignment is correct. Complications with your bite are difficult to avoid because local anesthesia is numbing your mouth; however, we can quickly fix it. If you notice a problem with your bite, contact our office to schedule a quick appointment. During your oral healthexam at MINT dentistry, we will assess your crown and adjust the fit as needed so it remains comfortable. We will let you know when the crown needs to be repaired or replaced, but with proper care, a crown should last for many years. If you experience any issues with your crown (for example, it falls out or feels loose), contact our office right away. Do not try to fix it or put it back in since this can lead to bigger problems, such as an infection or discomfort.
The MINT Commitment
For patients using dental insurance, a part of the cost of your crown may be covered. After speaking with your insurance company, our office can estimate your out-of-pocket expenses. During your consultation, we can help you determine the best options for your crown based on your goals and budget. We will also go over payment options, including the MINT discount plan, which can help make your treatment easier to afford. We are committed to helping each of our patients get sexy teeth. Our dental crowns are made with the highest quality porcelain material to ensure your smile looks amazing.
A Seamless Restoration
Restore a missing tooth or repair a damaged tooth with a custom crown at MINT dentistry in Houston, TX. Speak with one of our skilled dentists about how a dental crown can protect, heal, and rejuvenate your health and appearance. Contact our office in Houston, TX to schedule an exam and consultation with a MINT dentistry board-certified professional.