The Crown Placement Procedure

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that fits snuggly over the tooth, completely covering it. Crowns mimic the shape, color, strength and appearance of a tooth. Click on a thumbnail below to view the crown placing procedure.

How to Know if You Need a Dental Crown

Dental Crowns May Be Needed If:

  • You have weak teeth (i.e.: from decay)
  • To prevent teeth from breaking or cracking
  • You have teeth that are severely worn down or already broken
  • You need a large filling
  • You need a dental bridge to replace a missing tooth
  • Your teeth are misshapen or discolored
  • You have a root canal

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A dental crown is a tooth shaped “cap” that fits snuggly over a tooth, completely covering it. Usually a crown is required to restore the size, shape, strength, or appearance of a tooth. We can fix teeth with dental crowns by encasing the visible portion of the tooth that lies above the gum line.

Your doctor for dental crowns may recommend this procedure in the following situations:

  • If you have a weak tooth, such as from decay, you may need a crown to prevent the tooth from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth.
  • If you have a tooth that is already broken or that has been severely worn down, you may need a crown.
  • Crowns can also be used to cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there is not much tooth structure left.
  • Crowns can be used to hold a dental bridge in place.
  • Crowns can be placed over misshapen or discolored teeth.
  • If you have had a dental implant placed, an implant crown will be used to restore the original function of the lost tooth.
  • You may need a crown to cover a tooth that has had a root canal.
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The Procedure

Preparing a tooth for a crown usually takes two office visits, but using E4D Technologies CAD/CAM solution, we are able to do it in one visit! The first visit to fix teeth with dental crowns will be to prepare the tooth. During your appointment, your doctor for dental crowns will take x-rays to ensure that the root of the tooth and surrounding bone are healthy enough to support a dental crown. If the tooth has significant decay that has gone into the nerve, then a root canal may be required before a crown can be placed. It is a very common practice to fix teeth with dental crowns.

Before the procedure begins, the doctor will numb your tooth and surrounding gum tissue. The tooth receiving the crown will be prepared along the chewing surface and sides to make room for the crown material. After the tooth has been reshaped, your doctor for dental crowns will take an impression of the tooth if the gum tissues are healthy enough at this time. This impression will be used to create your unique crown. Manufacturing of the crown usually occurs in a dental lab and takes two to three weeks. Since we have our in-office milling unit, we are different: after your first visit you will leave with your crown. Finally, the crown will be tried in and cemented in place. Your bite will be checked to ensure proper function and comfort, and adjustments will be made if necessary.

About Us

We offer convenient appointment times, the latest in dental technology and lots of patient education for you and the family. Our office is proud to accept most dental insurances and will work with you to make treatment affordable, easy and effective.

Contact Us

Enid Family Dental
621 S Harding St.
Enid, OK 73703

Phone:
Current Patients: (580) 233-2194
New Patients: (580) 366-4082

Office Hours

Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm