A crown for a tooth is often needed either because of a very serious cavity, infected root, broken or cracked tooth, etc. A crown is a complete cap that is designed to replace the entire outer portion of a tooth above the gum line. A crown is made of porcelain and colored to exactly match the rest of your teeth. It also is custom designed to fit the best between neighboring teeth and for the top of the tooth to align or fit perfectly to the opposite jaw teeth for the perfect bite alignment.
Dr. Buntemeyer is extremely skilled at taking a mold of your teeth and designing and fitting the perfect, custom crown for the best fit and perfect smile possible. Where possible, we always try to keep the original tooth and secure the crown to that tooth. However, there are times, that it is better from a dental health standpoint to remove or extract the original tooth and install a dental implant that the crown would then be permanently attached to. We have created custom, color-matched crowns for teeth for a variety of patients, in Bixby, South Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Jenks, and more! Click Here to see reviews.
Crowns with Dental Implants
When the original tooth is not strong enough to be used to secure a dental crown, the tooth can be pulled or extracted and a dental implant embedded into the jaw to permanently secure the crown in place.
The process for adding or installing an implant into a person’s jaw is a relatively straightforward one:
- Preparation for Implant (creating the hole for the implant to go in)
- Install the implant fixture
- Connect the abutment to the implant fixture securely (this will hold the crown, dentures, partial or bridge)
- Connect the crown or other dental attachment
Frequent Questions and Answers on Dental Crowns
Q: How much do dental crowns cost?
A: That depends on the amount of good tooth lost, and the amount of decay in the tooth, and what type of crown the patients wants. Today, we have numerous types of crowns to fit any situation.
Q: When would we recommend a dental crown?
A: A full crown is usually prescribed when a tooth has had a root canal treatment. when substantial amount of tooth structure had been lost, or when a tooth is cracked or broken.
Q: What signs lead to a diagnosis of a crown or cap?
A: The primary goal in dentistry is to restore teeth to their natural form, beauty and proper function. If teeth are disfigured by extensive decay, breakage, wearing, imperfect development or discoloration a crown can solve these problems.