Zirconia Crown and Bridge in Allen
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Crowns save and strengthen teeth when they are broken or cracked. A Zirconia crown is the strongest, most natural-looking, bio-compatible treatment available.
ZIRCONIA CROWN PROCEDURE IN Allen
When getting a Zirconia crown in Allen, your tooth will be numb and nitrous oxide can be given to help you relax if desired. Any defective filling that your tooth may have will be removed and any disease tooth structure will be cleaned until free of bacteria. Once the tooth is cleaned and prepared fully, an impression will be taken of your tooth for a replica model to be made. Then a temporary crown will be made to protect your tooth while the Zirconia crown is made. When the Zirconia crown is ready to be cemented, your temporary crown will be removed, the new crown will be precisely fit and cemented to your tooth permanently.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR ZIRCONIA CROWNS AND BRIDGES?
If your tooth is broken, has severe decay, or aggressive wear from clenching and grinding, you may be a good candidate for a Zirconia crown. If you are missing a tooth and are not a good candidate for a dental implant, you may be a good candidate for a Zirconia bridge.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER HAVING A ZIRCONIA CROWN OR BRIDGE
After your Zirconia crown procedure is completed, your mouth will be numb. Once the numbness wears off, it is normal for the tooth to be sensitive to cold food and drink for a few days. If the tooth sensitivity does not subside, worsens or lingers, and turns into a toothache, let us know and we will assist you. If your tooth is sensitive when you clench your teeth together with nothing between your teeth, let us know because it is possible that you need a simple adjustment.
ZIRCONIA CROWN AND BRIDGE AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS
After your Zirconia crown or bridge procedure, it is important to follow these instructions. You should not eat anything you have to chew until your numbness wears off. You should be careful not to eat on the side where your temporary crown or bridge was placed. You should be careful not to eat anything that might be sticky or chew any gum. You may brush your teeth normally, but do not floss around the temporary crown.
Once the permanent crown is cemented, the tooth may be sensitive again for a short time. You may brush, floss, and eat normally.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Find the answers below to the most frequently asked questions about dental crowns in Allen. Having the answers to these key questions can help you choose the right Allen dentist for you. If you don't see the answer below to a question you have, reach out to All Smiles Dentistry at (972) 747-1996 and our team can help!
When having a crown procedure done, your tooth will be numbed. No pain should be felt during a dental crown procedure.
The cost of a dental crown may range from $800-$1700 depending on how complicated the treatment becomes. Dental crowns are covered by most dental insurance coverage, flexible spending, and health savings accounts. If you don’t have insurance, we have an In-House Dental Savings Plan Membership that helps with the cost of treatment and we can also help you secure financing to pay for your crown.
Crowns are used to protect a tooth that needs it. When a crown is needed for a tooth, it is much worse to not get the crown than to get the crown. If a tooth needs to be crowned, it is good to take steps to be proactive to ensure other teeth do not need to be crowned if possible.
Crowns undergo many natural forces from chewing. Along with the side to side forces of chewing, plaque buildup on the teeth can get under the crown and cause tooth decay. Although every patient is different, under optimal conditions a crown will last 10-15 years before the bond between the tooth and the crown breaks down from the forces and the bacteria that causes tooth decay begins to get to the tooth under the crown. However, forces from teeth grinding may speed this process up and excess plaque buildup on the teeth will speed tooth decay.