A dental crown is a porcelain cap designed to fit directly on top of a tooth to repair and strengthen damaged enamel. Furthermore, crowns can deliver cosmetic as well as restorative benefits. Because dental crowns are designed to match the color, shape, size, and texture of your natural teeth, they will blend seamlessly into your smile.
As a biological dentist practicing since 1977, Dr. Chester Clark focuses on the health of both your smile and your entire body. At his Amity, AR, clinic, we are dedicated to providing a safer, more refined quality of dental care.
Dental crowns offer a number of benefits, including:
Dr. Clark may recommend a dental crown if you have:
If you are interested in receiving an implant-supported dental crown, Dr. Clark will also need to determine if you have adequate jawbone density to support the titanium post.
Before your dental crown can be placed, your tooth will need to be prepped. This involves filing off a small layer of enamel in order to make room for the crown in your smile, a process which is typically done under local anesthetic. Once your tooth has been resized, an impression of your tooth can be made and sent to a trusted laboratory for fabrication. You may be given a temporary crown to protect your tooth during this period.
Once your custom crown arrives, Dr. Clark will check the fit before affixing the restoration to your tooth using a strong bonding agent. While you can expect some soreness in the days after it is placed, you can immediately return to your normal diet.
Dental crowns are as a powerful restorative solution to damaged teeth.
This procedure has a longer treatment timeline than a traditional dental crown. Rather than placing the crown onto an existing tooth, the doctor will first insert a titanium post into your jaw. During this procedure, he will make an incision in your gums through which to place the implant. After three to six months, the implant will ideally have fused with the jawbone enough to serve as a solid foundation for your crown. At this point, you can return to the office to receive your crown and the abutment that will attach it to the implant.
Dental crowns are as a powerful restorative solution to damaged teeth. If you have concerns about the affordability of dental crowns or any of our restorative treatments, our office accepts CareCredit® financing to help patients afford treatment. To schedule your consultation, contact our office online or call (870) 342-5265.
439 E. Thompson St
Amity, AR 71921
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