Dental Crowns Overview
Durable dental crowns can help preserve your oral health if you are suffering from tooth decay, damage, or other concerns that are too extensive for a simple dental filling. Dr. Jireh Yue offers dental crowns as a procedure to restore the function and aesthetic appeal of your smile. Also referred to as caps, crowns are restorations that completely cover individual teeth starting at the gumline. At Made Ya Smile Dental, we use crowns to meet a wide variety of needs to meet your dental goals. They are also used following root canal therapy or a dental implant to protect the area during the healing process. Our team of professionals uses superior materials including porcelain-fused-to-metal, high noble metal, and Empress® all-ceramic crowns. If you have a decayed or damaged tooth and feel you can benefit from a crown, reach out to our practice in Houston, TX to schedule a consultation.
Best Candidates for Mouth Guards
Crowns are a custom dental restoration designed to meet your unique needs and blend naturally with your smile. We may suggest a crown to treat one of several different types of dental concerns. This includes teeth with large, unprotected fillings that need the coverage of a crown. Dr. Yue and his staff use crowns to restore teeth that are broken, worn, cracked, or decayed moderately. If you have teeth that are abnormally small, misshapen, or discolored, Made Ya Smile Dental can correct these imperfections with a crown. Those who have just received root canal treatment are at greater risk for damage, which means dental crowns offer additional protection for patients.
During your consultation, we will discuss different types of materials to meet your treatment needs and budget. Empress all-ceramic crowns can be used in the smile zone for a more aesthetic option since this offers the appearance and translucency of natural teeth. Porcelain-fused-to-metal is a great choice for the back teeth, while all-metal crowns may be suggested for the back of the mouth if you suffer from teeth grinding (bruxism). Made Ya Smile Dental has more than three decades of experience in crafting crowns with your ideal color, size, and shape in mind. We can help you select the option that brings out your best possible smile.
What To Expect with Dental Crowns
Our goal at Made Ya Smile Dental is to keep you as comfortable as possible during your treatment, which includes the use of a local anesthetic so the area remains numb throughout the procedure. We also offer easy sedation options if you are anxious about visiting the dentist. Once you are completely numb, we will use state-of-the-art tools to remove any damage or decay, then add a special buildup material to strengthen the tooth. Dr. Yue will then take an impression to be sent to our lab for custom crown fabrication. In the meantime, we will place a temporary crown to maintain the appearance and function of your teeth. After a week or two, you will come back to our facility so we can cement the permanent crown in place and make any adjustments as necessary.
Dental Crowns Recovery
Following your treatment, we recommend avoiding eating until the feeling returns to your mouth, teeth, and gums in order to avoid accidentally biting down and injuring the soft tissues. Made Ya Smile Dental will review instructions about how to take care of your temporary and permanent crowns at home. You may notice some minor discomfort or inflammation after the crown prep visit, which can be alleviated with anti-inflammatory medication. If your new crown becomes uncomfortable, loose, or dislodged, please call our practice as soon as possible so we can address the issue. Do not try to recement the dental crown on your own, or this will result in damage that requires more extensive treatment solutions. Dr. Yue and his team will stay up-to-date on your progress during your biannual cleanings and examinations.
Dental Crowns Insurance Coverage
Most major dental insurance providers offer some coverage for dental crowns as a restorative treatment. Made Ya Smile Dental proudly accepts most PPO plans and can conveniently file claims on your behalf. During your initial consultation, we will call your insurer to find out more information about your plan and how much you may pay out-of-pocket. Our staff accepts many payment methods to cover these costs as well as third-party financing to make dental care more affordable.
Custom Dental Crowns
Made Ya Smile Dental offers custom, durable dental crowns to help preserve your teeth and overall oral health. Restore decayed, damaged, or broken teeth back to their former glory with top-quality solutions from Dr. Yue and his dedicated staff. We personalize your restorations in terms of size, shape, and material preference to make sure we meet your dental goals and budget. Reach out to our professionals in Houston, TX to schedule a consultation with our friendly team.