Dental Crowns in Kingwood, TX

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What Are Dental Crowns?

Our dental team at Made Ya Smile Dental in Kingwood, TX works with a number of superior-quality materials, including porcelain fused to metal Empress® all-ceramic solution crowns. We perform crown preparations and placement almost on a daily basis to restore our patient's teeth. A crown may be needed when tooth decay has damaged the inside of a tooth to the point it is no longer strong enough to withstand normal functionality. We can also make crowns to place on top of a tooth that has had a root canal treatment. Full coverage crown consultations are available to new and current patients at Made Ya Smile Dental. Schedule your consultation today.

What Are the Benefits Of A Dental Crown?

There are many benefits to dental crowns. When you get a dental crown at our Kingwood, TX location, it will:

  • Add an extra layer of support and protection
  • Restore proper function to the mouth, such as chewing and speaking
  • Improve the appearance of a tooth
  • Fix a broken tooth

Is a Dental Crown Right for Me?

Candidates for our single-tooth dental restorations are crowns that are customized to meet your treatment needs. Made with tooth-colored materials, your crown will naturally blend in with the rest of your teeth. You may need a dental crown for the following concerns:

  • Severely discolored teeth that do not change through teeth whitening processes or treatments
  • Teeth with so much decay that a large filling would compromise the structure of the tooth
  • Too much of the tooth was removed for a filling to be possible
  • Teeth that are worn, cracked, or broken
  • After a root canal treatment

Regardless of why you need a crown, we want you to have your dental needs met at Made Ya Smile Dental.

How Are Dental Crowns Placed?

Placing a crown is a two-step process where the tooth has to be prepared for a crown and then the placement of the crown in a fixed position. We want you to be calm and comfortable at Made Ya Smile Dental. The first part of the process is to numb the area where the dental work will take place. Nitrous oxide sedation (laughing gas) can be administered during a crown placement, too. Once you are numb, your dentist will remove the decayed and damaged tooth structure and add strength to the tooth with a special buildup material. Then, we will take an impression of the tooth and surrounding area for our laboratory to use to make your crown. You will leave our office with a temporary crown over the tooth until your new crown returns to our office. 

How Can I Care for My Dental Crown?

The second visit, which is a follow-up appointment to the crown preparation visit, will be to remove the temporary crown and cement your custom-made crown into place. Your dentist will make sure that the bite is in the right alignment and will make adjustments as needed. Your Made Ya Smile Dental dentist will continue to monitor the condition of the crown at each of your biannual cleaning and annual dental exam visits to make sure it is in good shape and does not need repair. If you begin to have problems with your new crown, call our office right away for an adjustment. If it becomes loose, shifts, or is causing excessive pain, we want you to call us right away for assistance. You may also have some minor swelling and tenderness after crown placement but should only need an over-the-counter pain reliever to soothe the discomfort.

Will My Insurance Cover a Dental Crown?

Crowns can range in price based on the materials used and how it is crafted. We will estimate these fees based on your selections and after we contact your insurance provider to see what is available for restoration coverage. Depending on all of the dental services you will need alongside a crown placement, your restoration may be covered significantly by your insurance. We do have other affordable payment options, like a line of dental financing through CareCredit®.

Dental Crowns FAQ

How long does it take for a dental tooth cap to settle?
New crowns sometimes feel a little bit awkward or bulky right after being placed. This is common and may last about two weeks. If it still feels uncomfortable after that, please let us know and we'll see how we can provide you with more comfort.

How long do dental crowns last?
When you get ceramic caps on your teeth, they can last up to 15 years if cared for correctly. In the event they become damaged or cracked, they can usually be treated the same way your regular teeth would be treated.

When can I eat after a dental crown placement?
After getting your dental crown from our Kingwood, TX office, we suggest you wait one hour before eating. This ensures there are no outside disturabances while your crown sets.

Improve Your Smile With Dental Crowns

Saving a tooth with a restoration, like a crown, can save a tooth from extraction. At Made Ya Smile Dental, we carefully consider what material to use, the size, shape, and shade of enamel each crown has to be for our patients. If you need to have dental work that will likely result in the placement of a crown, call our office in Kingwood, TX for an appointment. We have you covered at Made Ya Smile Dental.

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