What Exactly are Crowns?
Crowns are used to help improve the shape, size and strength of a tooth. The tooth shaped crown is placed over the entire visible portion of the tooth to both protect it and restore it. A crown may also be used to help provide support to a tooth that has a large filling, as well as to cover severely discolored or misshapen teeth.
A Typical Crown Procedure at Chimney Hills Dental
You might be wondering what exactly takes place during a dental crown procedure. For starters, there are different crowns available to the patient such as stainless steel crowns, dental crowns made of porcelain fused to metal, or ceramic crowns.
To prepare for the dental procedure, our staff will have an X-ray taken of the root of your tooth that is receiving the crown for analysis. When the crown procedure is taking place, we carefully numb the area surrounding the tooth with a local anesthetic. The tooth is prepared to allow room for the crown placement. Once this happens, we make an impression of the tooth to be sent to a lab. We offer a temporary crown for your tooth until the crown is ready (usually within a two week period). When the permanent crown is ready, we carefully complete the process of cementing the permanent crown in place of the temporary one.
Book an Appointment for Dental Crowns in Tulsa Today
It is a common misconception that having a crown procedure done is a scary and painful process. Don’t let this fallacy stop you from sustaining your good oral hygiene! Our dental staff is ready to provide you with absolute consideration regarding concerns in getting your crown procedure at Chimney Hills Dental.
If you have any questions about our services, contact us today at (918) 492-0412.