About Dental Crowns
When a tooth is worn down or damaged, it can be strengthened and protected by a custom crown. Sometimes called a cap, dental crowns are made custom to fit snugly over the needed tooth while matching the color of your natural teeth for a seamless look. MINT dentistry offers crowns to protect a weak tooth, treat a large cavity, cover discoloration, and restore a cracked tooth. We use high-quality porcelain crowns to keep your smile looking natural. We love that our patients have the sexiest teeth in Richardson, TX. Contact us to schedule an appointment at MINT dentistry to find out more about how a crown can improve the overall health and appearance of your smile.
Best Candidates for Dental Crowns
Dental crowns may be needed in several different cases. Crowns may be needed to prevent a tooth from breaking when it is weakened by decay or to hold together a cracked tooth. Dental crowns may also be needed to repair a tooth that is worn down or loose. Crowns can also serve as support when a dental cavity has become too big for a tooth-colored filling, as part of a dental bridge, and to protect a tooth that is misshapen or discolored. Our crowns are custom made with high-quality materials and placed using advanced technology to make sure you have a beautiful result.
What to Expect
During your consultation, we will get digital x-rays and impressions of your mouth that will be used to make your custom crown. A temporary restoration will be used to protect your tooth until your custom crown is ready. When your custom crown is ready, we will contact you to make another appointment. After relaxing in a massaging treatment chair, you'll be given a pair of stylish MINT sunglasses and Beats headphones to help keep you comfortable throughout your appointment. To begin, the treatment area will be prepped with local anesthesia. More sedation methods are available 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. Then, the restoration will be attached to the implanted post or cemented to your natural tooth. Once your crown is set in place, your dentist may adjust the fit so it feels comfortable.
If only local anesthesia is used, you will be able to leave our office after your restoration is set to resume your daily activities. We will teach you how to care for your custom 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 make sure their alignment is correct. Complications with your bite are difficult to avoid since 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 our office, we will check your restoration and make sure it feels comfortable. Your dentist will talk to you when your crown should be repaired or replaced; however, with good care, a restoration can last for a long time. If you have any issues with your crown (e.g., it falls out or feels loose), contact us right away. Don't attempt to put it back in or repair it because this may cause a bad fit or infection.
The MINT Commitment
Depending on your dental insurance coverage, a part of your costs might be paid for. Once we have contacted your insurance, we can calculate your remaining bill. In your consultation, we will help you select the best options for your crown based on your goals and budget. Your dentist will also discuss the payment methods we accept, including the MINT discount plan, which can help make your treatment easier to afford. We are dedicated to giving all our patients sexy teeth. Our custom crowns are crafted from high-quality materials available to the dental industry.
A Seamless Restoration
A single missing or damaged tooth can be easily treated with a custom-made crown at our office in Richardson, TX. Ask one of our experienced dentists for information on how a dental crown can protect, heal, and rejuvenate your health and appearance. Reach out to our practice in Richardson, TX to schedule an exam and consultation with a member of MINT dentistry team.