Dental Crowns Overview
If a single tooth is damaged or worn down, it can be protected with a dental crown. Also known as a cap, crowns are custom made to fit over your tooth and colored to match your surrounding teeth for a seamless appearance. At Luminous Dental Studio in Frisco, TX, a dental crown may be used to repair the damage of a large cavity, protect a weak tooth, restore a cracked tooth, or cover a discolored tooth. Our general dentists, Dr. Minho Chang and Dr. Nam Kim, offer crowns made by a local laboratory to match your other teeth, including strong dental ceramics, metal, and porcelain over metal. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Kim or Dr. Chang to learn about how a dental crown can stabilize, strengthen, and repair a tooth while also improving the overall health and appearance of your smile.
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"I have dental anxiety when visiting to the dental office anywhere. Dr. Chang and Jill really understand my situation. I have planned not to visit anymore to any dental offices because they don't understand me. I finally found Luminous Dental Studio for their caring and understanding for who am I."- A.D. / Google / Sep 24, 2019
"When I had my first appointment with Dr. Kim at Luminous Dental Studio, I was instantly reassured that I picked the right dentist to work with my family. He was kind and listened to my concerns about my dental anxieties. With his gentle chairside manner, Dr. Kim was easy to talk. I had some extensive work done that most dentist would rush me through, but when things didn’t go as planned... Dr. Kim kept working through it while making sure I was comfortable. Their state-of-the-art technology is really great too. The intraoral camera displayed my dental concerns front and center in the treatment room on a big screen. It was a great dental experience even though they are never easy for me. Thanks Dr. Kim. Oh, and he made sure to check up on me after my lengthy appointment to make sure I was ok... that’s awesome."- S.C. / Google / Aug 23, 2019
"I am normally terrified to go to the dentist and came here for the great reviews and new technology. I had the best experience I have ever had at a dentist. I felt very comfortable and even with my nerves regarding the dental work, I felt like I was being cared for with patience and kindness from my dentist. I’m very optimistic for future visits(this is a first for me)! Dr. Kim listened to my concerns, questions, and statements regarding my dental anxiety and took them into account my entire appointment. This made me feel more comfortable and helped me to get through the appointment with more ease than I have ever had."- E.F. / Google / Jul 14, 2019
"I am normally terrified to go to the dentist and came here for the great reviews and new technology. I had the best experience I have ever had at a dentist. I felt very comfortable and even with my nerves regarding the dental work, I felt like I was being cared for with patience and kindness from my dentist. I’m very optimistic for future visits(this is a first for me)! Dr. Kim listened to my concerns, questions, and statements regarding my dental anxiety and took them into account my entire appointment. This made me feel more comfortable and helped me to get through the appointment with more ease than I have ever had."- E.F. / Google / Jul 06, 2019
Best Candidates for Dental Crowns
Dental crowns can be used to protect a tooth weakened by decay to keep it from breaking or they can hold parts of a tooth together that have already cracked. Your new crown can also be used to fix a tooth that is loose or extremely worn down. It can be utilized to support a tooth with a large cavity that is not appropriate for a normal filling, to hold a dental bridge in place, or to cover misshapen or discolored teeth. During your consultation, Dr. Kim or Dr. Chang will go over your options and help you select the best crown for your needs.
What To Expect with Dental Crowns
During your consultation, we will take digital x-rays and a 3D digital impression of your tooth so the crown can be custom made. If needed, a temporary crown can be placed over your tooth while your custom crown is being made by a local laboratory. Our crowns are made from the same ceramic block and milled by CAD/CAM technology. We can also send them the right shade to make the crown for the color to match your other teeth.
Once your crown is ready, the area to be treated will be numbed with a local anesthetic. Nitrous oxide sedation may be an option if you feel like you may need it to get you through the process without fear or anxiety. Once you are ready, Dr. Kim or Dr. Chang will prepare the tooth by removing the defected portion of the tooth and any areas of decay (by filing it down) to make room for the crown. The crown will be cemented onto the tooth. Once set, your dentist will adjust the fit so your bite is correct.
Dental Crowns Follow-up
Since local anesthesia with or without laughing gas was given during your treatment, you should be able to resume your day as you normally would once the appointment is over. Dr. Chang, Dr. Kim, or a member of their team will go over the best way to care for your new crown, including foods to avoid and the best way to keep it clean. In future preventive exams at Luminous Dental Studio, we will assess your crown and adjust if needed. We will let you know when the crown needs to be replaced, but with proper care, it should last for many years. If you experience any problems with your crown (it becomes loose or falls out), contact our office for help. Do not try to fix it or put it back in yourself since this can lead to a bad fit, pain, or infection.
Experience Lifelike Crowns
A single missing or damaged tooth can be easily treated with a custom dental crown at Luminous Dental Studio. Talk to Dr. Chang or Dr. Kim about how a crown can protect your tooth from further damage and keep your whole mouth healthy. A custom-made crown will match your natural teeth so your smile remains beautiful. Contact our office in Frisco, TX to schedule a consultation.
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