Dental Crowns For A Better Smile: Tyler, Texas Dentist, Dr. Rick Coker
Of course, if you’re self-conscious due to cracked, chipped, disfigured teeth, you might be interested in a more significant change in order to restore your smile to it’s very best. In such cases, we can do a couple of things: porcelain dental crowns or porcelain veneers. Both crowns and veneers have their pros and cons, but we determine the best option after carefully assessing your situation and objectives.
If crowns are the way to go, you’ll find them to be a snug-fitting, well-designed means of covering problem teeth while simultaneously protecting them from further damage and preserving your jaw’s correct natural alignment. Plus, with today’s technology and materials, we can apply crowns with complete confidence in their final shade and their hard-wearing durability. In fact, no one will ever know that they’re in your mouth!
The process is very simple, requiring two steps:
- First, Dr. Coker will carefully numb your mouth and prepare the recipient teeth by gently removing the outer portion. Based on years of experience, he’ll carefully and judiciously eliminate any decayed areas, while also creating the proper shape and size to accommodate your crowns.
- Next, he’ll make a precise mold or impression of your teeth and send it to our special professional dental laboratory where the specialists will carefully produce your custom-fit crowns.
Typically, the production process requires one to two weeks, during which time we’ll protect your teeth and gums by fitting you with temporary acrylic resin crowns.
Once your crowns are ready, Dr. Coker will remove the temporary crowns, then carefully fit and adjust the permanent ones into place. Then he’ll take some time to carefully evaluate them for appearance, color match, bite discrepancies, and accuracy of fit. When he’s satisfied with these criteria, he’ll cement the crowns to each of the prepared teeth. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Rick Coker, contact our Tyler, TX office today!