About Dental Crowns
When one tooth is damaged or worn down, it can be strengthened and protected by a high-quality crown. Also known as a cap, dental crowns are made custom to fit snugly over your tooth and match the color of your surrounding teeth for a natural appearance. At MINT dentistry, we offer dental crowns to treat large cavities, protect weak teeth, cover discoloration, and restore a cracked tooth. Our team of board-certified dental professionals uses high-quality porcelain crowns to keep your smile looking natural. We love that our patients have the most gorgeous smiles in Lake Worth, TX. Schedule a consultation at our office to learn more about how a crown can get a smile that's healthy and beautiful.
Crowns can help in several different situations. Dental crowns may be used to keep a tooth (weakened by decay) from breaking or they can hold together a cracked tooth. Crowns can also be needed to fix a tooth that is worn down or loose. They can serve as support when a dental cavity is too big for a regular filling, to hold a dental bridge in place, and to protect misshapen or discolored teeth. MINT dentistry crowns are made with high-quality materials and set using state-of-the-art techniques to ensure a long-lasting result that looks natural and attractive.
What to Expect
When you have decided on a treatment plan during your initial consultation, one of MINT’s dental professionals will get impressions of your teeth so your crown can be custom made. A temporary crown can be put on to cover your tooth while your custom crown is in production. Once your custom crown is done, you will need to make an appointment for placement. After settling in a massaging treatment chair, you will be given a pair of stylish MINT sunglasses and Beats headphones to help keep you comfortable. To begin, the area to be treated will be anesthetized with numbing cream. More sedation options may be available to help you feel more comfortable during the procedure if you have any fears or anxieties. When you are ready, your dentist will prep your teeth by eliminating any areas of decay and filing down the tooth to make room for the crown so it will fit snugly. Then, the crown will be attached to the implanted post or cemented to your natural tooth. After the crown is set in place, we may adjust the fit so it feels comfortable.
Since the placement appointment only needs local anesthesia, you will be able to leave after your crown is placed to resume your normal activities. Your team will go over the best way to care for your custom crown, including foods to avoid and the best way to keep it clean. We highly recommend all patients come back for a follow-up visit for a bite adjustment following the placement of a crown to ensure their alignment is correct. Complications with your bite are difficult to avoid since the patient’s mouth is numb but are easily fixed. During your exams at MINT dentistry, your dentist will check your restoration and make sure it remains comfortable. We will talk to you when your crown needs to be replaced or repaired; however, with proper care, a crown can last for many years. If you have any issues with your crown (for example, it feels loose or gets knocked out), contact our office right away. Do not attempt to fix it or put it back in on your own because this may cause a problem, like an infection or improper fit that affects your bite.
The MINT Commitment
Depending on your dental insurance coverage, some of the cost of your crown may be paid for. Once we have contacted your insurance, we can estimate your remaining bill. During your consultation, your dentist will help you select the best material for your crown that fits your budget. We will also discuss the payment methods we accept, including the MINT Discount Plan, which can help make your treatment easier to afford. MINT dentistry is committed to helping each of our patients get sexy teeth. Our dental crowns are made with high-quality materials available to the dental industry.
A Seamless Restoration
Fix a missing or damaged tooth with a custom-made crown at MINT dentistry in Lake Worth, TX. Speak with one of our skilled dentists about how a dental crown can protect your tooth from further damage and keep your entire mouth healthy. Reach out to our practice in Lake Worth, TX to schedule a consultation with a board-certified professional at MINT dentistry.