Dental decay or trauma can threaten your oral health and cause pronounced discomfort. Dental crowns are a trusted way to provide protection to damaged teeth and restore normal function. Heathman Family and Cosmetic Dentistry offers a variety of restorative materials to meet the unique needs of patients at our Little Rock, AR, practice. Dr. Montgomery Heathman and his team are committed to providing local families with an exceptional level of care. We will work closely with you to find the best solution to protect your smile for years to come.
A traditional dental crown is a cap-shaped restoration which is placed over the remaining natural tooth structure. Crowns fully cover the visible portion of treated teeth down to the gum line. This type of restoration can be utilized for both restorative and cosmetic procedures, including:
Crowns can also be combined with dental implants or dental bridges to replace missing teeth.
We offer a variety of durable, lifelike dental crown materials. Depending on your concerns, treatment goals, and budget, we might recommend:
We have a technician who visits our office to precisely shade-match custom dental crowns, which ensures a completely seamless appearance.
During a comprehensive examination, Dr. Heathman can determine whether a traditional dental crown is right for you. These restorations can be designed and placed in two appointments. During your first visit, we will prepare the tooth by removing any decayed or damaged portions. Next, we will take an impression which will be sent to a trusted dental lab. We will typically place a temporary crown until your following appointment.
To ensure that our patients receive the highest-quality results, we have a technician who visits our office to shade-match the material used for your custom dental crown to the surrounding teeth. This provides the most seamless appearance and lifelike addition to your smile.
About two weeks later, your finalized dental crown will be received at our office. Dr. Heathman will then cement the restoration over your tooth, positioning it for a comfortable and secure fit.
Learn more about the types of dental crowns we offer by scheduling a consultation. Contact us online or call us today at (501) 223-3838 to meet with Dr. Heathman.
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