What Are Dental Crowns?
When a tooth has suffered from extensive damage, decay, or wear, a simple filling may not be enough to correct it. Made Ya Smile Dental uses dental crowns, also known as caps, to return the function and appearance back to your teeth. Dental crowns are restorations that provide full coverage to individual teeth, starting at the gumline and can complete an implant or provide protection after a root canal therapy. Crowns are made with high-quality materials, such as high noble metal, porcelain fused to metal, and Empress® all-ceramic solutions based on your dental requirements. If you have a tooth worn from damage and believe you can benefit from a crown, contact our office to schedule a personalized consultation. With our extensive experience placing crowns, we can help you meet your dental goals in The Woodlands, TX.
Dental Crowns Reviews
"Dr. Troy Mannino is the best. He is gentle and is a great conversationalist, witty. Dr. Mannino and his staff are very obliging and they do a great job of communicating billing and procedures. All of the dental assistants are pleasant and make you feel comfortable. I have had extensive work; crowns, root canals, deep cleanings and cosmetic work. I highly recommend this office for dental work."- S.J. / Google / Aug 25, 2018
"Dr. Mannino is fantastic and the staff is wonderful. Not so great - finished four months of work today and SURPRISE! if I don't come back next month for checkup and cleaning, the warranty on the new crowns is void. Rather like being told the warranty on my new car is void of i don't come back for a checkup and oil change a month after I buy it."- P.U. / Google / Aug 08, 2019
"Dr. Troy Manniono is passionate about his job. He made sure that I was comfortable and knowledgeable about the entire process. He put 3 crowns due to cracked teeth. He patiently adjusted the crowns until they were fitting perfectly in my mouth. I will use him for all of my dental needs. The dental assistants were also amazing."- H.S. / ZocDoc / Jul 23, 2021
"Very patient and they do all they can to minimize discomfort. I've had several crowns and they are comfortable. They take time to explain and address any concerns you have. Staff is friendly and respectful."- J.J. / Google / May 09, 2022
"Dr. Troy Mannino is the best. He is gentle and is a great conversationalist, witty. Dr. Mannino and his staff are very obliging and they do a great job of communicating billing and procedures. All of the dental assistants are pleasant and make you feel comfortable. I have had extensive work; crowns, root canals, deep cleanings and cosmetic work. I highly recommend this office for dental work."- S.J. / Google / Aug 06, 2018
What Are the Benefits Of Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are used for restorative and cosmetic reasons. Dental crowns can:
- Cover the visible part of a tooth to add an extra layer of support and protection to a cracked tooth
- Preserve the structure of and fix a broken tooth
- Restore the ability to eat and speak properly
- Improve the appearance of a tooth that has been damaged
Is a Dental Crown Right for Me?
Dental crowns are recommended for a few different reasons, including patients who have large fillings that don't function properly and require the protection of a crown. Made Ya Smile Dental also uses crowns to cover a tooth that received root canal treatment or rebuild a tooth that is cracked, decayed, and severely worn down. The best candidates for crowns only need a single-tooth restoration that is personalized to blend in with their natural smile.
Depending on your needs, Made Ya Smile Dental works with different materials for your custom dental crown, taking into consideration your overall treatment, budget, and preferences. For a dental crown needed in the smile zone, we can use Empress all-ceramic crowns for an aesthetic and durable option. Crowns for the back teeth are made with porcelain fused to metal, and all-metal crowns are suggested when teeth grinding is a concern. No matter your needs, our practitioners have years of experience making dental crowns with your ideal color, size, and shape to match your smile.
How Are Dental Crowns Placed?
Made Ya Smile Dental wants patients to feel as comfortable as possible during their treatment, which is why we provide in-office sedation options to keep you feeling relaxed. During the procedure, we numb and prep the area, then use our state-of-the-art tools to carefully extract the decayed and damaged parts of the tooth. Our dentists will use a buildup material to strengthen the core of the tooth, then make an impression that is sent to the lab so they can make the dental crown. Made Ya Smile Dental is happy to place a temporary crown while we create the permanent one. During your second appointment, we will place the dental crown and check to ensure that it fits properly while making any adjustments as necessary.
How Can I Care for My Dental Crown?
After your treatment, we ask that you avoid eating any meals until the feeling has returned to your face and mouth to help you prevent accidental damage to the soft tissue. Our team will go over some specific instructions to follow so you can take care of your temporary and permanent dental crowns to get the best results. You may notice some inflammation or discomfort that can usually be alleviated with anti-inflammatory medication. In case your new crown becomes uncomfortable, loose, or dislodged, Made Ya Smile Dental urges you not to fix the issue yourself and instead, call our caring team so we can fix it right away. We will continue to monitor your progress and dental health during your regular examinations at our clinic in The Woodlands, TX.
Will My Insurance Cover a Dental Crown?
Made Ya Smile Dental makes paying for your dental visit easy and affordable as we accept most PPO plans and can file claims on your behalf. Before we begin the treatment, our staff will call your provider to learn about your coverage amounts. If you do not have dental insurance, we accept many forms of payment for out-of-pocket costs and will help you find a flexible payment option, including third-party low-interest financing.
Dental Crowns FAQ
How long do dental crowns last?
If you care for your dental crown properly, the crown can last up to 15 years. Contact our team immediately if your crown becomes cracked or damaged, so that our team can quickly attend to the tooth.
How long does it take for a dental tooth cap to settle?
A new dental tooth cap can feel bulky and awkward immediately after your procedures, but that is normal, and it will settle in as little as two weeks. Dental crowns used for your front teeth will take the same amount of time to settle as dental crowns for your back teeth. If you continue to feel discomfort or sensitivity after two weeks, we recommend being seen by our dentist to be assessed.
When can I eat after a dental crown placement?
It is important that you allow your crown to set with as little outside disturbance as possible. To do this, our team recommends waiting at least an hour after your appointment before eating.
Improve Your Smile With Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are an excellent way to revitalize your smile and bring broken, damaged, or decayed teeth back to life. Made Ya Smile Dental uses high-quality materials to create your custom crown in the size, shape, and color you need to meet your cosmetic preferences and goals. To learn more about this procedure, or to find out more information about our convenient financing options, contact us at our clinic in The Woodlands, TX to schedule a consultation.
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