When gums are healthy, they conceal the tooth root along with some bone. When teeth are unhealthy due to decay, worn down because of grinding (bruxism), have discoloration, chips, or cracks--our family dentist at Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry will discuss cosmetic, restorative, and preventative procedures to repair them. Drs. Billie Reeder, Lori Hare, and Robin Ross often recommend dental crowns because they sustain longevity and give strength to weak teeth. To determine if these restorations are right for you, visit one of our two locations in Claremore or Tulsa, OK.
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown, or "tooth cap" will be recommended by a family dentist to support a tooth that has been significantly damaged by decay. They also protect the root after a root canal procedure, cover a dental implant, and prevent future damage overall. These restorations are popular because they deliver a natural appearance and improve the shape, size, and color of one or more teeth. Crowns aren't indestructible, but with adequate brushing and flossing as well as routine checkups at our Tulsa or Claremore OK offices, they will give you a bright smile and eliminate dental pain.
Could Dental Crowns Help Me?
The combination of preventive, cosmetic, and restorative measures provided by dental crowns can help patients in several ways. Depending on your unique case, they may serve a different purpose. In addition to the uses mentioned above, they are also used to make a cosmetic modification, hold a dental bridge in place, and support a large filling where little tooth remains.
Dental crowns come in a variety of materials, but porcelain and ceramic crowns have become increasingly durable over the years. They also offer a pleasing aesthetic. For your convenience, the procedure can be performed by our family dentist in one visit at one of our two locations.
If you'd like to learn more about how dental crowns can help you, schedule a consultation with Drs. Billie Reeder, Lori Hare, and Robin Ross for an oral exam at Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry and to discuss any questions or concerns. For more information about the services provided, visit our website. For appointment scheduling in our Tulsa, OK location, please call (918) 749-0303 and (918) 343-4300 for our Claremore office.