Tooth Colored Fillings & Crowns – Oklahoma City, OK
Revitalize Your Smile & Oral Health
If you're self-conscious about cracked, broken, decayed, or worn teeth, we can bring back your healthy, natural-looking smile with white fillings and/or dental crowns. These tooth-colored alternatives to traditional metal fillings and crowns allow our patients to maintain bright, white smiles while restoring their oral health at the same time.
Why Choose Joe Isaacson Dental for Tooth Colored Fillings & Crowns?
- Metal-Free Composite Resin & Ceramic For Superior Aesthetics
- 100% Customized Smile Additions
- Experienced & Highly Trained Dentist
White Fillings in OKC
Composite resin fillings represent several advantages over traditional silver or amalgam fillings. Because composite resins are not made of metal, we can blend and mix shades to find the perfect color to match your natural teeth. This means only you and your dentist will know you have fillings. Another pro is that the tooth/composite bond actually supports the remaining tooth structure, deterring breakage and insulating against temperature changes. Best of all, composite resins allow us to keep more of your natural tooth structure intact than amalgams. We believe in conservative dentistry – the more natural tooth structure you keep, the better teeth you’ll likely have in the future.
Dental Crowns in OKC
Also called caps, crowns can return structure, strength, and function to a tooth with extensive decay or damage. Designed to fit snugly and function as a healthy tooth, a crown will protect your tooth from further damage and preserve the jaw's correct natural alignment. We use precious metal, porcelain pressed (or fused) to metal, or all-porcelain crowns. To maintain a fully white smile, we recommend all-ceramic crowns. Our precise color-matching system allows us to find the right shade of porcelain to blend with your natural tooth color. Porcelain crowns are also extremely durable and long lasting, and these benefits make them popular with dentists as well as patients.
Dental Crown FAQs
If you have a tooth that’s been significantly damaged, your dentist, Dr. Isaacson, may have recommended a dental crown. Whether you need the restoration along with another treatment or by itself, you’re sure to have several concerns about the procedure. You don’t have any reason to worry. Dr. Isaacson will explain the process during your consultation. While you wait for your visit, here are the answers to a few of the most common questions he is asked about crowns.
Why Do I Need a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns are widely used in restorative and cosmetic dentistry because they are versatile. Although they are common, a dentist only recommends the restoration when there aren’t any other options because you will need to permanently alter your tooth. Nowadays, crowns can be used for more purposes than ever to restore the health, function, and appearance of a tooth. Dr. Isaacson may recommend a crown to treat several issues, such as:
- Large area of decay
- Chipped or fractured tooth
- Protect a weakened tooth
- Cover dark tooth discoloration
- Improve aesthetics
- After a root canal
- Along with a bridge
- With a dental implant
Will My Crown Look Natural?
Crowns have been made of various materials over the years. Today, porcelain is the preferred choice because it closely mimics enamel while also being durable. Your restoration is customized to meet your exact specifications, including your size, color, and shape needs. This allows it to blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth, so no one will know it’s there.
Are Dental Crowns Painful?
To receive a dental crown, your tooth will need to be reshaped. Dr. Isaacson will use a local anesthetic to ensure you’re comfortable during the procedure. You shouldn’t feel any pain during the treatment; however, your tooth might be a bit tender for a few days. It’s best to use an over-the-counter pain reliever and stick to a soft diet until your discomfort subsides.
After you’ve recovered, your crown will closely feel like a real tooth, so you can enjoy your favorite foods. You should never experience any pain after you’ve recovered. If you develop any discomfort, don’t wait to contact our office to pinpoint the issue. Ignoring the problem can cause your crown to fail.
How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?
Nowadays, dental crowns are typically made of all-ceramic material to look like a natural tooth. Although they aren’t made of metal, they are equally durable. In fact, it’s not uncommon for a crown to last for a decade or longer with the right aftercare, such as:
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste.
- Brush your teeth and the crown at least twice a day for 2-minutes each session.
- Floss between each tooth and around the crown daily.
- Wear an athletic mouthguard if you play sports.
- Don’t chew overly hard or sticky foods with your crown.
- Don’t chew on inedible objects.
- Don’t use your teeth as tools.
- Visit your dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and checkup.