About Dental Crowns
If one tooth is damaged or worn down, it can be strengthened and protected by a high-quality dental crown. Also known as a cap, crowns are custom made to fit snugly over your tooth while matching the color of your surrounding teeth for a seamless appearance. MINT dentistry offers custom crowns to protect a weak tooth, treat a large cavity, cover discoloration, and restore a cracked tooth. We use high-grade porcelain crowns so your result looks natural. MINT dentistry patients have the most gorgeous smiles in Humble, TX. Schedule an appointment at MINT dentistry in Humble, TX to find out more about how a custom crown can help you get sexy teeth.
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Best Candidates for Dental Crowns
A crown can help in a variety of cases. Dental crowns may be needed to keep a tooth (weakened by decay) from breaking or they can hold parts of a tooth together that have already cracked. Crowns may also be used to fix a tooth that is worn down or loose. They can also serve as a covering and support for a tooth with a cavity that is too large for a normal filling, to hold a dental bridge in place, and to mask a tooth that is misshapen or discolored. MINT dentistry crowns are made with top-quality porcelain and are secured using state-of-the-art techniques to ensure a beautiful result that lasts a long time.
What to Expect
During your consultation, your team will take impressions of your mouth that help us design your custom restoration. A temporary cap can be used to protect your tooth until your custom crown is ready. Once your custom crown is returned to us, you will need to make another appointment. After settling in to one of our luxurious treatment chairs, you will be given a pair of stylish MINT sunglasses and Beats headphones to help you feel at ease throughout your appointment. To begin, the treatment area will be prepped with local anesthesia. Other sedation options are available if you have trouble relaxing due to anxiety or dental fears. When you're ready, your dentist will prep the tooth by eliminating any areas of decay, and if needed, filing down the tooth. The restoration will be cemented onto the tooth or attached to the dental implant. After your crown is set, your dentist may adjust the fit so your bite is correct.
If only local anesthesia is used, you should be able to leave after your crown is placed to continue your daily activities. Your team will go over how to care for your custom crown, including what food you shouldn't eat and how to properly clean it. We strongly suggest patients come back for a follow-up visit and get their dental bite assessed after getting a crown to ensure their alignment is comfortable. Complications with your bite are almost unavoidable since the patient’s mouth is numb but are easily fixed. If you notice a problem with your bite, contact our office to schedule a quick appointment. During your exams and cleanings at MINT dentistry, we will check your crown and adjust the fit as needed so it remains comfortable. We will let you know when the crown needs to be replaced; however, with good care, a restoration should last for many years. If you experience any issues with your crown (for example, it falls out or feels loose), contact us for help. Do not try to fix it or put it back in because this can cause more extensive issues, like an infection or an uneven bite.
The MINT Commitment
While it will vary based on your policy, if you have dental insurance, some of the cost of your crown may be covered. Once we have contacted your insurance, we can better calculate your out-of-pocket expenses. During your consultation, your dentist will help you select the best options for your crown to fit your goals and budget. We will also discuss the payment methods we accept, including the MINT discount plan, so you can more easily afford your treatment. Our team at MINT dentistry is dedicated to giving all our patients sexy teeth. Our custom restorations are crafted from the highest quality materials to ensure your smile looks amazing.
A Seamless Restoration
A single missing or damaged tooth can be easily treated with a custom crown at MINT dentistry in Humble, TX. Ask one of our experienced dental professionals about how a dental crown can protect, heal, and rejuvenate your health and appearance. Reach out to our office in Humble, TX to schedule an appointment with a MINT dentistry board-certified professional.