Dental Crowns – Omaha General Dentistry

Omaha Dental Crowns | Cosmetic DentistryDental crowns are vital restorations. These porcelain caps are placed over damaged, weak and vulnerable teeth to restore their strength, attractiveness and function. Rely on our experienced dentists in Omaha to help you plan the right way to restore your smile. To arrange an appointment, please call us at one of our office locations:

  • Hillsborough: 402-445-4647
  • Ralston: 402-733-4441
  • Village Point: 402-505-7474
  • Dundee: 402-502-5593

What Dental Crowns Repair

Our experienced dentists will let you know if you need a tooth crown. They will perform a full exam of your teeth, gums and entire mouth, and will evaluate the specific problem or symptom you are dealing with.

Some of the most common uses of crowns are:

  • To restore a tooth following root canal therapy
  • As the crown attached to a dental implant
  • To protect a severely decayed tooth
  • To protect a severely worn tooth
  • To protect a tooth with a large filling
  • To hold together a fractured and broken tooth
  • To improve the appearance of a misshapen tooth

We typically recommend all-porcelain crowns to our patients. This type is precisely matched to the color of your teeth, so other people won’t be able to see the crown. The porcelain material is also durable. It will stand up well to forces that threaten to break, chip or crack it.

On average, this type of porcelain restoration lasts 5-10 years; however, you may experience longevity well beyond a decade. Our dentists can replace old or damaged crowns.

Getting Your Crown

Once you and the dentist have decided you need a crown, you’ll have the tooth prepared. We’ll get an impression of the tooth (or teeth). This impression is sent to the lab we work with, and makes it possible for the lab to create your customized crown. You’ll wear a temporary crown while the permanent one is being made.

The custom restoration will fit over the vulnerable tooth like a glove. With proper care and great dental hygiene, you should continue to enjoy your crown for many years.

Long-Term Care and Maintenance

Crowns don’t require special care. Continue to practice great dental hygiene to keep them in tip-top form, and to prevent decay to the underlying tooth:

  • Brush your teeth. Two to three times per day, for two minutes each time. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and gently brush all surfaces of the teeth (the chewing surface, as well as the back and front surfaces).
  • Floss your teeth. Once a day, every day. Flossing is essential to remove the plaque and bacteria from between your teeth and below the gum line.
  • Schedule routine appointments with the dentist. Your regularly scheduled cleanings and exams allow us the opportunity to professionally clean your teeth. During the exam, the dentist will check your crown and other restorations. The dentist will also check your gums and teeth, as well as your bite and other surfaces of your mouth.

With a good dental hygiene routine, you should continue to enjoy the use of your crown for many years. It’s also a good idea to avoid bad habits like tearing open packages with your teeth or chewing on the tips of pens. Those things can easily damage your crown or your teeth. When eating firm or chewy foods, consider cutting them into bite-size pieces first. Doing so will prevent dislodging the crown.

Arrange Your Appointment in Omaha

The only way to know if you need a dental crown is to visit our dentists in Omaha. To arrange a consultation, please call one of our four office locations across the city:

  • Hillsborough: 402-445-4647
  • Ralston: 402-733-4441
  • Village Point: 402-505-7474
  • Dundee: 402-502-5593