About Dental Crowns
When a single tooth is worn down or damaged, it can be strengthened and protected by a custom crown. Sometimes called a cap, crowns are custom made to fit snugly over the needed tooth while matching the color of your surrounding teeth for a seamless and natural look. MINT dentistry offers crowns to protect a weak tooth, treat a large cavity, cover discoloration, and restore a cracked tooth. Our team of board-certified dental professionals uses high-grade porcelain crowns that look natural and improve your overall smile. We love that our patients have the most gorgeous smiles in McKinney, TX. Contact us to schedule a consultation at MINT dentistry to learn more about how a crown can improve the overall health and appearance of your smile.
Dental crowns may be needed in a variety of cases. They may be needed to prevent a tooth from breaking when it is weakened by decay or to hold together a cracked tooth. Dental crowns may also be needed to fix a tooth that is worn down or loose. Crowns can also serve as a covering and support when a dental cavity has become too big for a normal filling, as part of a dental bridge, and to cover misshapen or discolored teeth. Our crowns are custom made with high-quality materials and are secured using advanced technology to make sure you have a beautiful result.
What to Expect
During your consultation, one of MINT’s dental professionals will get digital x-rays and impressions of your mouth so your crown can be custom made. A temporary crown will be placed over your tooth while your custom crown is in production. When your crown is ready, our support staff will make another appointment. After relaxing in one of our luxurious treatment chairs, you'll be given a pair of stylish MINT sunglasses and Beats headphones to help keep you comfortable during your procedure. Next, the treatment area will be numbed with a local anesthetic. Other sedation methods are available to help you feel more comfortable during the procedure if you have any fears or anxieties. When you're comfortable, your dentist will prep your teeth by eliminating any areas of decay and, if needed, filing down the tooth. Then, the restoration will be attached to the implanted post or cemented to your natural tooth. Once your crown is set in place, your dentist may adjust the fit so your bite is correct.
If only local anesthesia is used, you will be able to leave our office once your restoration is set to resume your daily activities. A member of our team will go over how to care for your porcelain crown, including food to avoid and the best way to keep it clean. We highly recommend all patients come back for a bite adjustment after getting a crown to make sure their alignment is perfect. Bite complications are almost unavoidable since the patient’s mouth is numb, but are easily fixed. Just call MINT. During your exams at our office, a skilled dental professional will check your restoration and make sure it feels comfortable. Your dentist will talk to you when your crown should be replaced; however, with good care, a restoration can last for a long time. If you have any problems with your crown (e.g., it becomes loose or falls out), contact us for help. Don't attempt to put it back in or repair it because this may cause a bad fit or infection.
The MINT Commitment
Depending on your dental insurance coverage, some of your costs might be paid for. Once we have contacted your insurance, we can better calculate your remaining bill. In your consultation, a member of our team will help you select the best material for your crown that fits your budget. Your dentist will also discuss the payment methods we accept, including the MINT discount plan, to make your treatment more affordable. MINT dentistry is dedicated to giving all our patients an attractive smile. Our custom restorations are crafted from high-quality materials available to the dental industry.
A Seamless Restoration
A single missing or damaged tooth can be easily treated with a custom-made dental crown at our office in McKinney, TX. Ask one of our experienced dental professionals for information on how a crown can protect your tooth from further damage and keep your entire mouth healthy. Reach out to our practice in McKinney, TX to schedule a consultation with a member of MINT dentistry team.