Dental Crowns – Midwest City
Restore a Healthy, Flawless Smile
Do you have a damaged or decayed tooth? There are many reasons why that could be. Maybe it’s because of poor oral hygiene, trauma while playing sports, or you accidentally tripped and fell while simply walking. Whatever the case is, your tooth is at risk of more severe complications if you fail to seek treatment. Fortunately, Dr. Steven Kendrick offers dental crowns in Midwest City to strengthen and protect your smile. To learn more about this treatment option, continue reading or schedule a consultation today!
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown, also called a cap, fits over the visible portion of a damaged or decayed tooth right down to the gum line. It can be made out of porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, gold, or metal alloys. Natural-looking porcelain is best for teeth in the front of the smile. At your consultation, you and Dr. Kendrick will discuss which material is best for your unique case. When it is supported by a dental implant, a single crown can replace one missing tooth.
The Dental Crown Process
Before placing a dental crown, Dr. Kendrick must reshape the natural tooth first. Removing tooth enamel is necessary to create enough space for the new dental crown to fit on top.
With CEREC technology, a beautiful ceramic dental crown can be placed in just one visit to the dentist. The traditional method for a dental crown requires two appointments with a week or two of waiting in between. But with CAD/CAM (computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing) technology and an in-house milling machine, your dentist can plan, prepare, manufacture, and place your dental crown from the comfort of our state-of-the-art dental office.
The Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown
Dental crowns are one of the most popular and trusted options in restorative dentistry – and there’s a good reason for that. Patients can expect to enjoy a number of benefits, including:
- Improved comfort and chewing ability
- Lower risk of severe oral health issues down the line
- Protect the natural teeth from needing to be extracted
- A lifespan of about 15 years with proper care and maintenance
- Natural-looking restored smile
- Custom-made to feel comfortable in the mouth
Are you interested in discussing your upcoming dental crown treatment with Dr. Kendrick? Contact our team at Midwest City Dental Center and schedule an appointment today!